Tara Boettger's (controlledchaos) Blog

Home Stager - HOMEGIRL Home Staging
As I wrote in my most recent newsletter, about a month ago in a span of 2 days I had my desktop AND my laptop crash..what are the odds? Well the desktop was, I guess, my fault. The tower was dusty inside, I thought vacuuming it out was a great idea! So, I lived without access to a computer, exce...
So I really haven't been on ActiveRain at all the last couple of months but I have some great news to share with everyone! So, everyone knows me as the owner of Controlled Chaos, an organizing and staging company in the Hudson Valley, NY. Well, last year I realized that I have two different goals...
You have all heard by now that staging is an important step in selling a house. Well I want to show you. With 90% of buyers starting their home search online, a picture could literally be worth millions. I came across some photos of houses for sale that could benefit from some staging because I d...
  This was my second IAHSP (International Association of Home Staging Professionals) convention and I am so grateful that I attended. At first I was concerned because I would be flying all the way from NY to Seattle and thought that with the price of fuel and airfare these days that it would be t...
As I have blogged before, I am a member of The Hub (Young Professionals of the Hudson Valley). Well they have just announced a new form of networking..5 o'clock Fridays! Every third Friday of the month The Hub's members have a chance to network with no speeches and no pressure, just drinks and go...
This week I was working with an organizing client of mine and she started talking about how her and her husband were thinking about moving into a bigger home. She told me she would like me to stage her home when she was ready and even stage her furniture when she moves into her new home. I then a...
I started this group for LOST fans because I am a HUGE fan and I am VERY lost! I have my own theory's but I love to hear other ones. I also find that I don't see everything that is in the show. So come to the group, ask questions and post your theories about the show. We can all get LOST together...
So last night was my first meeting with a new organization called The Hub, Young Professionals of the Hudson Valley. This group is a spin-off of the Greater Southern Dutchess Chamber of Commerce. It was founded to create an informal peer networking organization for young professionals. I had an a...
Today on Oprah, Suze Orman was on helping a women who was left penniless after her husbands suicide. Suze Orman is very dedicated and passionate about how woman handle their money, and because of this you can download her whole entire book, Women and Money,  for free on www.Oprah.com! It is only ...
I have been Meme'd!  was actually Meme'd a couple of weeks ago but I have not had the time to actually sit down and write one, or any blog for that matter.Thank you Carol Culkin for this honor, Carol Culkin - Real Estate Agent Poughkeepsie, NY Carol Culkin, ABR, Associate Broker, Relocation Speci...

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