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Home Stager Tip: Self Storage Rental

September 10, 2015 (posted by Jennifer Campbell, Home Staging Calgary)

It makes sense that a lot of people ask me about self storage rental in Calgary. After all, I’m a professional home stager who owns quite an inventory of staging furniture and accessories that need to be stored somewhere when not in use.

Plus, I know that having self storage can make moving easier for both sellers and buyers who are in transition.

What does a home stager's inventory look like?

What does a home stager’s inventory look like?

Let’s say that, even after they declutter, I recommend to clients that they remove multiple furniture items and accessories in order to stage their home for sale in a way that will be most appealing for potential buyers. If they want to take those items to their next home instead of getting rid of them, it’s pretty inconvenient to store them with different family and friends.

With so much already going on in the process of selling (plus the stress that people can experience), sometimes it’s just simpler to make a small investment in a self storage rental option that fits your short-term needs.

What does a home stager's inventory look like?

What does a home stager’s inventory look like?

And what about when the closing dates on your new and existing properties don’t coordinate exactly? What do you do with all your stuff when you’re “in-between” places?

Depending on how far you’re moving, it can be expensive to pay for movers to make two separate trips (or to rent a truck and spend all that extra time to do it yourself). The simplest and most cost effective solution in that case may be a self storage rental. It’s definitely worth comparing options.

Personally, I live in a condo. So there’s no way I could store all the staging rental furniture for my business at home.

The solution that I depend on is Maple Leaf Self Storage on Sunridge where I rent a 10×30 storage unit for my staging accessories plus a 10×35 for rental furniture. And, since I bought more sofas to add to my staging rental furniture inventory recently, I’ll need even more space!

For me, having a reliable self storage rental gives me peace of mind and flexibility. It allows me to focus my energy on what’s important: my clients and doing my work efficiently.

What does a home stager's inventory look like?

What does a home stager’s inventory look like?

I rely on a range of suppliers to do my work as a professional home stager in Calgary. To find out more and see if your property could benefit from our range of home staging services, contact Jen at Set Your Stage.

How to Create Big Impact in Small Apartment Staging

April 03, 2014 (posted by Jennifer Campbell, Home Staging Calgary)
In small apartment staging, working with what you have may not be the best place to start if creating a big impact is your goal. That’s because every inch in a small space must create a positive reaction for the potential buyer if you want to sell fast. Hiring a professional stager and renting staging furniture may be your best investment.
You can go ahead and buy your own furniture if you prefer to spend the time and money (and know that you can make selections to market your space most effectively). In the photos, you can see that we staged this small apartment in Sunnyside, Calgary to appeal to a younger demographic who was probably a first time buyer.
See the difference home staging makes.

After: This open concept living & dining room is the perfect space for entertaining or relaxing.

See the difference professional home staging makes.

After: We added healthy and trendy accessories on the new granite countertops to tie the living room into the kitchen.

See the difference home staging makes.

After: This simple, yet stylish bedroom is the perfect retreat for any homeowner.

See the difference home staging makes.

After: This cute bistro set showcases the relaxing, private space on the patio.

These are some of the suppliers we used for this one bedroom, one bathroom small apartment staging project:

  • Lamps (living room)
  • Slipper chair
  • Patio Set
  • Cushions on Patio

The Brick:

  • Living room sofa


  • Headboard

Home Outfitters:

  • Dining room chairs
  • Bedding
  • Artwork & Accessories


  • Night stands (bedroom)
  • Artwork & Accessories


  • Bedroom lamps

Pier 1:

  • Dining room table
  • Artwork & Accessories

Urban Barn:

  • Coffee & end tables (living room)

As you can see, appropriate items can be purchased at popular retail stores to achieve successful small apartment staging. It’s just a matter of whether you want to spend the time and money to buy and stage the furniture and accessories yourself, or get help from a professional home stager to rent and strategically place them.
Not sure what a professional home stager can do for you? Contact Jen at Set Your Stage in Calgary to arrange your personalized Home Staging Consultation, and learn more concrete ways to stage your home, condo or apartment.

12 Days of Home Staging Christmas – Summary

December 13, 2013 (posted by Jennifer Campbell, Home Staging Calgary)
Over the past two weeks, I have posted my home staging version of the 12 Days of Christmas. Below is a summary for your convenience, with links back to each day’s post. I wish you all a very merry Christmas and a joyful and prosperous New Year!
On the twelve days of Christmas, my home stager placed for me:

Should you be planning to sell your house or condo in 2014, consider hiring Set Your Stage to help you sell faster and for more money. Contact Jen for more information and a free Home Staging Assessment.

12 Days of Home Staging Christmas – Day 12

December 12, 2013 (posted by Jennifer Campbell, Home Staging Calgary)
On the twelfth day of Christmas, my home stager placed for me…
One dozen roses.
See the difference home staging makes.

After: This formal dining space is perfect for entertaining guests.

Home staging with flowers can add a bit of colour and class to a room. In this Canyon Meadows home that I staged, a dozen red roses on a dining room table do just that. These ones are silk from Home Outfitters. I chose them so the busy home owners didn’t have to worry about them dying while their house was for sale. One less thing to worry about before a showing!
Whether fresh or silk and when placed properly in a room, home staging with flowers is a quick and useful way to appeal to potential buyers.
Tune in tomorrow for the summary day. In the meantime, contact Jen at Set Your Stage for staging advice and services in Calgary customized to suit your needs.