What’s In A Home Stager’s Styling Toolkit?

Actually the better question is: “What’s not in my toolkit, ha?” (Ohhh, insert slow clap here)

  • Lots of different tapes (masking, blue, gaff, scotch, double, zot glue dots & lines)
  • Scissors (regular & garden, wire cutters)
  • Boxcutters & razor blades
  • Cleaning supplies (rags, 3M microfiber, Windex, paper towels)
  • All kinds of nails & screws in various lengths
  • Wires (fishing, picture, floral)
  • Steamer (We swear by Rowenta.)
  • Extension cords in various lengths
  • Light bulbs in various wattage and kind
  • Pins (T, safety)
  • Glue (hot glue gun, super, gorilla, epoxy)
  • Zip ties
  • Level (several)
  • Hammer (a couple)
  • Drill & the 5 million bits that come with it
  • Wrench (regular & socket) + the 5 million sockets that come with
  • Measuring tapes
  • Allan wrenches in all sizes (those L things that comes with your IKEA furniture)
  • Allan keys
  • Screw driver
  • Putty (wall, museum, fun tack)
  • Stain removers
  • Spray bottles
  • Trash bags
  • Magic erasers
  • For furniture scratches: Tibet Almond Stick, various stains, sharpies, soft wax sticks
  • Lint roller
  • Marketing materials (business cards, brochures, flyers)
  • Camera
  • Chargers of all kind
  • Spanx (nah, just kidding)
  • Furniture movers (hard wood floor & carpet.) (and yes physical human people kind of movers)
  • A mini jack to lift furniture up so you can slide movers under
  • Floor protector stickers in various sizes and thickness
  • Multi-purpose tool (like a Leatherman) (ps my sister is obsessed with multi-purpose tools)
  • Broom (tiny IKEA ones and regular length)
  • Bandaids (LOTS of bandaids)
  • Drugs (headaches, cramps, etc.)
  • Camping toilet paper (In case there are none on job site, yes my job is so glamours.)

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