- Turn on all lights and lamps before arrival of photographer.
- Turn all interior and exterior fans off.
- For you and your family’s privacy it's recommended you remove family photographs from view.
- Close the windows and open blinds.
*Please take under into consideration MPI photographers are protected by certain health code restrictions. Under no circumstance are they permitted to touch any personal items that may be deemed unsanitary.
- Park on the street or in an enclosed garage.
- Rake leaves and sticks from the yard.
- Remove all children's and pet's toys.
- Hide garbage cans.
- Put away all tools and supplies.
- Close any gates and garage doors.
- Remove pool toys, cleaning supplies and equipment.
- Clean pet waste from yard.
- Clean the house – including floors, windows, and all surfaces.
- Remove clutter. Put it away in an enclosed closet or cabinet.
- Hide visible cords.
- Put away children’s or pet’s toys.
- Set the table or clear everything but a small centerpiece.
- Remove all refrigerator magnets, photos, artwork, etc.
- Clear the top of the refrigerator.
- Clear countertops.
- Put away all cleaning supplies.
- Put away all towels including wash rags and dish towels.
- Hide the garbage in a closet or pantry.
- Put away any water or food bowls for pets.
- Make the bed.
- Remove anything stored under the bed if there is no dust ruffle to cover it.
- Put away all shoes and clothing.
- Clear the bedside tables; leave only lamps / clocks.
- Clear or straighten up the dresser – no personal items.
- Straighten bookshelves.
- Tidy-up the closet by organizing / sorting clothing and shoes.
- Open the shower curtain.
- Put down the toilet seat.
- Put out fresh, matching towels.
- Hide all bath products and toiletries.
- Hide air fresheners including those that plug-in.
- Hide all cleaning products.
- Hide any visible cords.
- Put away all paperwork and personal items.
- Pets must be properly restrained or the photographer reserves the right to not enter the property.
- It is the homeowner’s or agent’s responsibility to keep pets out of the shots.
- Put away all toys, food and water bowls, and litter boxes.