Staging professionals say that sometimes the word “staging” is misused and what is actually done is misnamed. For example, when the activities are really organizing, decluttering, and rearranging or eliminating the existing furniture. These things can be very valuable, but do not fit the traditional definition of “staging”. True staging brings in furniture, lighting and accessories that were not previously present in the home to make rooms look their best. For more, consult a national stagers organization, such as the International Assoc. Of Home Staging Professionals, www.iahsp.com. Next: Does staging work?