When a property is going to be occupied while it is on the market, other than needing to keep things a little neater than you may be used to, staging should have minimal impact on your day to day life.

Good staging should not just make the home look appealing, it should show practical (if somewhat idealized) use of the spaces. This can include finding creative ways to function with the daily clutter of our lives.

Lack of storage is one of the top deterrents for home buyers. By corralling counter top items, finding ways to easily and sensibly hide toys, and keeping closets tidy you can visually increase the sense of storage space.