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***IMPORTANT: Please provide your client with a copy of these guidelines prior to the scheduled shoot. Please also keep in mind that we will not move any items located inside of the property. It is solely you & your clients responsibility to prepare the home for the shoot.


[Tips for all areas in the home] 

  • Thoroughly clean entire home. This means vacuuming any and all carpets, mopping hard-wood floors, wiping countertops, & throughly cleaning all windows.

  • Turn all overhead lights ON

  • Replace any burned out lightbulbs

  • Use lightbulbs of the same temperature throughout entire house [ex: Use ALL incandescent lightbulbs or use ALL LED lightbulbs.]

  • Turn all ceiling fans, television & computer screens OFF

  • Open all blinds & window treatments to allow natural outdoor light in

  • Remove all personal photographs

  • Neatly make all beds

  • Hide all shoes & jackets


  • Close garage doors

  • Remove cars from driveway and front of home

  • Prepare any landscaping [mow lawn, plant flowers, trim trees, etc.]

  • Remove any miscellaneous items form the front of the home/porches


  • Clean deck, outdoor tables, chairs, cushions, etc.

  • Any visible pillows or cushions should have a “fresh look”

  • Clear all toys, sports equipment, games, etc.

  • Make sure the pool is clean and sparkly & hide any pool cleaning supplies

  • Turn any pool water features ON

  • Remove visible water hoses

  • Remove any visible trash cans


  •  Clear countertops completely [no knife blocks, baking supplies, mail, etc.]

  • Leave out a maximum of one small appliance [ex: coffee maker]

  • Clear off the outside of the refrigerator

  • Hide garbage cans

  • Remove any dishes from sink


  • Clear table

  • Dust & polish tabletop

  • Use decorative place settings if possible

  • Straighten all chairs and space them evenly


  •  Remove stacks of magazines, papers, mail, etc.

  • De-clutter fireplace mantel

  • Clean the interior of fireplace

  • Fluff and arrange any decorative pillows

  • Remove toys and other items


  • Neatly Make ALL beds

  • Clear nightstands of all personal items

  • Store away phones & tablet charging cables

  • Remove all clutter from the top of dressers

  • Remove any family photos from the dressers and walls

  • Clean underneath all beds


  • Clear countertops completely

  • Put toilet seats down

  • Close closet doors and drawers

  • Remove shampoo, soap, loofahs, etc. from showers and tubs

  • Remove dirty towels - Leave any new or neatly folded towels


  • Put away any food & water bowels, pet beds and toys

  • Use lint roller on furniture to remove pet hair

  • Contain pets in hidden crate or outside

  • Clear backyard of pet waste/toys

Have a question about something that wasn't answered here? Don't hesitate to drop me a line at alana.adetola@gmail.com!