I’m the first to admit that I’m not much of a “fashionista.” I used to be, but that was at least 25 years ago!
I’d never heard the term “fascinator” until about a month before the royal wedding when these fancy hats and headpieces seemed to pop up on all the morning talk shows while I was at the gym.
Seeing Princess Beatrice arrive at Westminster Abbey in the oddest head decoration I’d ever seen got me thinking about the parallels between fascinators and staging.
I may not be a “fashionista,” but I’m definitely a “perfectionista,” which is what makes home staging such an ideal career for me. After all, in what other role would it be acceptable to spend countless minutes fretting over the perfectly rolled towel, the precise angle of a book on a nightstand, or the poof of a pillow?
Even better, we actually get paid for such obsessions!
Home staging is also a great career if you’re a mom because you can book your client appointments around pick-up and drop-off times at school. Also, you don’t have to work evenings and weekends, unlike most real estate agents.
When I started my staging business, I was the single parent of a 7-year-old, and the only childcare I needed was to have a fellow mom bring my child home after school a couple of days a week. During those times, I was able to schedule full staging days and turn vacant homes into fully furnished ones. It was also helpful when I had photo shoots for HGTV, Woman’s Day and other media outlets.
I learned a lot in that first year about ways to juggle motherhood and a fledgling business, and I put my tips into a FREE report for you. In case you missed it, you can still get your copy of Master the Juggling Act: 10 Tips to Balancing a Staging Business and Family Life. All you have to do is “Like” The Staging Diva on Facebook to get it.
There are lots of goodies this month in the Staging Diva Dispatch blog, including another chance to win $25 in Staging Diva Cash by sharing your Stages of Success!
Please keep your opinions and story ideas coming! My goal with this blog is to share inspiring ideas and tips that will help you in your staging business— whether you’re totally new at this or you’ve been a home stager for a while.
Happy Mother’s Day!
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