Jeff Turner has such a way with words and now the refrigerator? As I am reading his delicious post and comments I thought I would go visit my refrigerator and see what wisdom my family holds dear. I won't go into my list here but what happened to me on the way to the kitchen I will share.
What is the very first thing a home stager or real estate agent has their clients do? "The first thing you have to do is take everything off your refrigerator!" Right? OMG - we are hitting below the belt when we call the memories and schedules and fingerpainted crumpled paper and grocery list's JUNK or CLUTTER or MESS.
Our lives run smoothly becuase of the refrigerator art, don't they. I would resist someone coming into my home and tell me to clear it off. What would I do with all my important stuff, and my cherished memories, and the homework schedule?
That is when it occured to me to do something thoughtful for our clients. Bring gifts! Bring a special offering on your consultation be it a box that you have made with your logo on it, or a decorative box you have purchased for a few dollars at the local Pier-1, you can give your clients a meaninful, thoughtful, caring box for their precious family posessions. THANK YOU AGAIN JEFF!