The holidays are over. The tree is at the curb, decorations packed away for another year and all that’s left is a pile of pine needles and the faint scent of cedar boughs. This time of year can be a bit depressing. Despite the fact that the days are getting longer, the cold weather and frozen ground discourages many outdoor activities, including gardening and addressing the curb appeal of a home.

But if you are planning on selling your home this spring or summer, NOW is the time to start the staging process inside.

I recently spoke with Caryl Siems, whose company Senior Move Success provides staging and move management services for several realtors and their clients in the Baltimore area, including the Whit Harvey Group. Her advice? Start now. Start by organizing and clearing out. Click to view more.