Preparing for the Shoot

General Preparation
  • Thoroughly clean entire property

  • Turn on lights and lamps, replace burned out light bulbs

  • Close windows and open blinds/window treatments to let in outside light

  • Turn off TVs and computer screens

  • Remove personal photographs

  • Remove small floor rugs to reveal actual flooring

  • Place shoes/jackets in closets

 
Kitchen & Dining Areas
  • Straighten and push in chairs

  • Clear off counter-tops completely

  • Remove small appliances (toaster,

  • kettles, coffee maker, etc.)

  • Remove refrigerator magnets and photos

  • Store dishes and put away draining rack 

  • Hide soaps and cleaning items

  • Remove visible trash bins

  • Hide hand towels

  • Consider adding a center-piece, such as flowers or candles to the tables

 
Outside Areas
  • Move cars from driveways and front of the property

  • Close garage doors

  • Mow and edge grass in front and back yards, trim overgrown trees and bushes

  • Remove toys and sports equipment.

  • Remove visible water hoses, empty planters and garden tools

  • Clean pool area

 
Bathrooms
  • Clear counter-tops completely

  • Remove toothbrushes and shavers

  • Clean mirrors and bench tops

  • Consider hanging fresh towels

  • Remove items from bathtubs and showers

  • Remove floor mats

 
Living Room & Family Room
  • Remove magazines and papers

  • Clear clutter from shelves and tables

  • Hide remote controls

  • Hide loose home theatre cables

 
Bedrooms
  • Remove visible clothes and clutter

  • Hide personal items and visible cables

  • Close all closets

  • Make beds and straighten pillows

  • Remove items from bedside table

  • Clean under beds and remove visible items under beds

  • If possible, remove personal images and  wall stickers/posters

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