SWOOP THROUGH YOUR HOUSE TO GET READY FOR A SHOWING

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Home Stager with Just Your Style Interiors, LLC

Swoop Storage BagYour house is on the market and your Realtor has just called to schedule a showing this afternoon!  What to do with all those odds and ends of things that shouldn't be in your house when it's being shown . . . 

Grab a Swoop.  That is this delightful over-grown, pumpkin-looking object in the photo.  It is actually the Swoop Storage Bag and Play Mat-in-One.  Okay, it's clever and cute as a flexible toy bin, but the moment I saw it I thought it was the perfect thing for sellers to use to clear up the last little piles of "stuff" that should be removed from their house during a showing.   

I normally suggest to clients that they keep one or two empty plastic bins on hand to collect things like beauty products, dirty laundry, newspapers, magazines, children's and pet's toys, etc.  But this adorable Swoop would make the process so much easier. 

Swoop Storage Bag

First of all it is probably easier to carry than a large bin.  Second it will adjust to the space available for it in the trunk or back seat.  Third, fourth, fifth, sixth--it takes up much less space to store when not needed. If you have young children they can quickly gather their toys into their own Swoop and off they go to grandma's ready to play when they arrive.  I bet the children would love to help fill up a Swoop just so they can make everything disappear inside. 

I have spent countless hours picking up my grandchildren's Star Wars figures, little shoes for Disney princesses, Lego pieces and many other toys, so I definitely have to have one of these just for that purpose.  And I think I am going to order a few more because they would be great to have on hand for clients.  You can order your own Swoop at Spoonsisters.com.  (And they come in Hot Pink, Lime, Orange and Turquoise!)



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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
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Hi Janet ~ What a fun and very practical tip for sellers as well as anyone who wants to "swoop up" a bunch of small items in a hurry -- love it!!

January 21, 2012 01:57 AM #1
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Ronald DiLalla
Century 21 Discovery DRE 01813824 - Anaheim, CA
No. Orange Cty Real Estate

Hi Janet,   great item to have handy around any house, for sale or not...

January 21, 2012 02:36 AM #2
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Kim Gaston
Colorado Home Sales LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Realtor, (719)661-6987

Excellent idea...love the name.

January 21, 2012 05:06 AM #3
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Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
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Excellent idea, it might make a fun gift from their stager after the work is completed.

January 21, 2012 05:34 AM #4
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Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

What a wonderful invention.  Much better than having your potential buyers step on a little lego piece with bare feet!

January 21, 2012 10:27 AM #5
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Janet Jones
Just Your Style Interiors, LLC - Kihei, HI
Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Hi Maureen--thank you.  That is exactly what I thought when I saw this.  Fun and helpful!

Hi Ronald--you're right about that.  I have thought of a lot more uses for it since I wrote this blog.

Hi Kim--thanks.  I think they named it well, too.

Hi Roger--you must be reading my mind . . . . .

Hi Joanna--I like the fact that you can randomly toss lots of things in here and walk out the door.  And you're right about those Lego pieces. 

January 21, 2012 03:19 PM #6
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Brian Madigan
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto) - Toronto, ON
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Janet,

never thought of this, however, it's really a great idea.

Brian

January 21, 2012 04:08 PM #7
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Birgit Anich
Birgit Anich Staging & Interiors, 203.807.4040 - Norwalk, CT
Connecticut Home Stager - Fairfield County, Westchester

What a great product! I think I will have to get one for my kids! Thanks for sharing, Janet.

January 21, 2012 08:42 PM #8
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Janet Jones
Just Your Style Interiors, LLC - Kihei, HI
Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Hi Brian--makes it very easy for sellers to quickly pack up and leave the house ready for a showing.

Hi Birgit--it definitely is a great thing to have for children.  Thanks for stopping by. 

January 22, 2012 12:04 AM #9
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Great idea!  Wish I had seen this before Christmas!  I'm sure my daughter and daughter-in-law would each love one!

January 22, 2012 04:44 PM #10
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Anna Dovger
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607 - The Woodlands, TX
Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX

Janet, cool product and great idea to recommend it for the sellers. I usually suggest foldable laundry containers for the last minute clean up.

January 23, 2012 02:43 AM #11
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Janet Jones
Just Your Style Interiors, LLC - Kihei, HI
Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Hi Sharon--I agree with you that they are absolutely perfect for people with young children.

Hi Anna--I like the idea of foldable laundry containers, too.  I just thought this was too cute to pass up!

January 23, 2012 02:59 AM #12
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Valerie Zinger
House Proud Ottawa-Ontario-Canada - Ottawa, ON
Home Organizer

Janet.  What a neat (pun) gadget.  Every mother should have one just for day to day gathering.  I told my clients to buy a couple of those huge Ikea bags for tidying before a showing but this is better.  

January 23, 2012 07:00 AM #13
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Janet Jones
Just Your Style Interiors, LLC - Kihei, HI
Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Hi Valerie--thanks.  I definitely think it is a "neat" gadget and love your pun.  I should have thought of that!

January 24, 2012 12:14 AM #14
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Kathy Nielsen
http://atlantahomestaging.net - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

Love this idea, Janet.  This would make it so easy for so many sellers!  Thanks for sharing it.

Kathy

January 24, 2012 07:47 AM #15
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Janet Jones
Just Your Style Interiors, LLC - Kihei, HI
Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Hi Kathy--you are welcome.  I love the flexibility of this product and can't wait until mine arrive. 

January 25, 2012 07:07 PM #16
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Marie Graham
Owner, The Refreshed Home White Plains NY - White Plains, NY
Westchester County Interior Decorator, Home Stager

HOW COOL IS THIS?  I agree with Roger, great way to 'end' a staging project.

January 29, 2012 09:23 PM #17
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Janet Jones
Just Your Style Interiors, LLC - Kihei, HI
Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Hi Marie--thanks, I have to agree that Roger said it all!

January 30, 2012 01:25 AM #18
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Jacki Kennedy
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Staged to Wow, Houston TX

What a great idea I like it.

May 02, 2012 07:53 AM #19
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Janet Jones
Just Your Style Interiors, LLC - Kihei, HI
Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Thank you, Jacki!

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