Sunday, October 31, 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010

Air Fresheners Are Causing Problems, NOT Solving Them

One of the number 1 things that I tell my clients when they are setting their home up to sell is to rid themselves of their plug-in air fresheners and opt for natural alternatives. The reason for this is that guests walking into your home, if overwhelmed by the artificial scent, may assume that the air freshener is there to "hide" something else. The other reason however is simply that they're not healthy for you and your family. As a natural alternative, I suggest baking a sliced lemon in the over, or fill a baking pan with about a 1/2" of water, and place orange slices and cinnamon powder in the water. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for approximately 20 minutes. Your home will smell like fresh baking, a warm inviting scent.

For more information as to how bad your air fresheners are, please read the attached article:

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Recycle Light Bulbs

Did you know you can recycle your fluorescent bulbs and tubes? Canadian Tire has partnered with the Recycling Corporation of Ontario to take back your light bulbs, and recycle 98% of the material. The program was established in 2008 and has successfully collected and recycled over 1 million mercury containing lamps. Next time you change a bulb, be sure to return it to your local Canadian Tire Store.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010

CSN Stores - Great online store!

Check out this great online store for deals on furniture and more for your home! Shipping to Canada and the US.

As a special bonus, check out for discounts. This week, find deals on kids Halloween costumes!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Another Staging Success Story...

Another Beyond The Stage Homes property sold! Staging really does work. The latest property sold in less than a week! With so many homeowners investing in Home Staging, why aren’t you? Contact me today for more information: ph (519) 496-4301 email

Monday, October 11, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing a very happy and safe Thanksgiving Holiday to all my fellow Canucks! Gobble Gobble!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Glidden Paints for Breast Cancer Awareness

Help support Breast Cancer Awareness through Glidden Paints! As a corporation, they have a goal of $20,000, and each location is raising money in their own way. If you check out Glidden Paints on Fairway Rd in Kitchener, ON, they are selling raffle tickets for your chance to win a variety of great prizes, including a Gift Certificate from Beyond The Stage Homes! For each level they reach, a different staff member is required to perform a specified task. Way to go Glidden for stepping up to this challenge, and best of luck! Do you have a home reno project you’re working on? Pick up some paint at Glidden on Fairway Rd and enter yourself in their raffle to support a great cause.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness in Style

Octobers issue of "ProduceHers Ink" features Canadian home staging professional Shauna Lynn Simon of “Beyond The Stage Homes” who reminds us it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Just another day in the life of a home stager...

Love the staging job I just completed, turned out amazing. Stay tuned for the MLS listing, this house will not be on the market long!