About Clare McGhee

Digital Marketer and Content Writer | A graduate of Creative Industries majoring in Creative Writing and Publishing, fascinated by the power of words.

May 2023

Embracing Family Life as a Business Owner

By |2023-05-15T13:56:49+10:00May 15th, 2023|Business of Staging|

If you're a business owner with a family, you're probably all too familiar with the juggling act of running a business while raising children (especially on school holidays). Balancing work and family time can be challenging. With 4 kids of their own, Jake and Phoebe know how tricky it can be to keep everyone happy and entertained while running a business. So in this blog, I’ll be exploring Jake and Phoebe’s thoughts on owning a business that embraces family life. When they embrace family life for themselves and the team, they create a work culture that supports and grows with [...]

Key Rooms for Home Staging

By |2023-05-08T12:39:02+10:00May 8th, 2023|DIY, DIY Home Staging, Home Staging Tips, Selling Your Home, Uncategorized|

If you’re looking to stage your home yourself, you’ve come to the right place! There are certain rooms that are more valuable to focus your attention on. So in this article, I will explore the most important rooms to stage to sell your home. Starting with first impressions, which are integral to catch the attention of your potential buyers. Then moving on to the "hero shot”, a crucial element that is the most impactful and visually appealing photo of your home. Then discussing curb appeal, along with outdoor areas, and big cost rooms like the bathroom, kitchen, and living [...]

How to Prepare Your Home for Sale

By |2023-05-02T11:26:09+10:00May 2nd, 2023|DIY, DIY Home Staging, Home Staging Tips, Selling Your Home|

Selling your home can be an exciting but daunting task. Whether you’re staging your home yourself, or employing home staging services, this blog will guide you through the process of how to prepare your home for sale. And also share some tips and tricks to help you make a great first (and lasting) impression! Cosmetic Changes Cosmetic changes will make a big difference in how your home presents to potential buyers. And while big renovations can be costly and time-consuming, there are smaller changes you can make that still have [...]

April 2023

Bigger and Brighter: How We Style Small and Dark Rooms

By |2023-04-18T13:05:18+10:00April 18th, 2023|Colour Inspiration, Home Staging Tips, Uncategorized|

Today we’re looking at tips and tricks that we use when staging to make a space appear bigger and brighter! We use similar methods to generate light and create space in small and dark rooms, so let’s dive in. Mirrors and Glass Top Surfaces This is the first simple way to brighten a space and make it appear bigger. The addition of a mirror (mirror) on the wall in a space allows for more light to bounce around the room. This creates a brighter and seemingly bigger room. Similarly with [...]

6 Things We’ve Learned in 6 Years of Foxy

By |2023-04-04T12:14:15+10:00April 4th, 2023|Behind The Scenes, Business of Staging, Home Staging Tips|

This week we’re celebrating 6 Years of Foxy and bringing you 6 things we’ve learned along the way! 1. Cash is King No doubt you’ve heard this plenty of times, but we cannot understate the importance of managing your cash as a small business. Simply put, we learned that having enough cash on hand to cover expenses is the bare minimum. And being able to fund the growth of the business is crucial. It's especially important in the early stages, while building clientele, inventory, staffing and establishing a reputation. Growth can be expensive. [...]

March 2023

The Ultimate Home Staging Warehouse Guide

By |2023-03-30T13:50:36+10:00March 30th, 2023|Behind The Scenes, Business of Staging, Home Staging Tips, Life in Real Estate|

Today we’re going to look at how we organise and store all our stock and accessories in the Foxy warehouse. The goal with storage is to make the selection (and packing) process as simple and efficient as possible. This helps the team maximise output (more jobs). From accessories to sofas, to art, there’s a thought process behind it all. Let’s dig into the warehouse guide! Warehouse Size We put a lot of thought behind warehouse storage. It’s all in relation to where the trucks get loaded, and where the stylists [...]

7 Home Staging Tips: When Things Don’t Go to Plan

By |2023-03-23T11:12:06+10:00March 23rd, 2023|Behind The Scenes, Business of Staging, Home Staging Tips|

If you’re in the business of home staging you might on the odd occasion find yourself in a sticky situation. Maybe you’re at a job and find yourself with the wrong sized sheet, or you’ve rubbed up against a wall in your black jeans. Read along for some home staging tips and tools we use to solve these little problems and maximise efficiency! Spray the Linen Wrinkles in sheets and bedding are the plight of a home stager. It’s the difference between a sleek, perfected finish or a dishevelled and [...]

Team Culture: Why it Matters and How We Cultivate it

By |2023-06-21T15:38:33+10:00March 15th, 2023|Behind The Scenes, Business of Staging, Home Staging General Interest, Home Staging Tips, Life in Real Estate|

Ever heard the saying, "teamwork makes the dream work"? Well here at Foxy, team culture is the most important part of the business! In this article I’m going to talk about why that is, and how we foster a strong team culture at Foxy. Recruiting the Right Fit For us, first and foremost it’s about who we have on board. We’re spending every day together, so making sure we have people who are positive, fun to be around and can smile through tough times is important. Obviously, this comes down to [...]

February 2023

Tips to Style Your Bathroom For Sale

By |2023-02-20T11:49:25+10:00February 20th, 2023|Bathroom Staging, DIY Home Staging, Home Make Over, Home Staging Tips, Selling Your Home|

We have spoken about styling most spaces in your home, but it might be surprising to learn that one of the most frequently asked about rooms is the smallest in the home. So, today on the Foxy blog I thought it would be a good idea to tackle this room and dive into all things bathrooms! Bathrooms are a critical component in helping a buyer decide whether a home is for them. Now, structural and cosmetic renovations can go a long way in helping a buyer weigh the cost benefits of a home that is perfect vs one that [...]

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