If you're selling your home, you're going to be packaging and moving all your stuff out anyways. Try not to be resitent in decluttering all of your rooms. Again, it will greatly improve a buyer's ability to view the home as their own.
Pay special attention to decluttering rooms that people typically congregate to and spend the most time in (i.e. Living rooms, Dining area & Kitchens):
- If you have an office with every square foot packed with filing cabinets, office furniture, boxes, etc...this will make the room look smaller than it may actually be.
- If you're an avid hunter and have all your taxadermy hanging throughout the house, it is strongly suggested that you remove them.
- Remove personal trinkets, family photos, and hobby items (like sports memorabilia or your porcelain doll collection).
- Get rid of any furniture that isn't in good condition (especially stained, cat shredded, or smelly).
- Make sure counter spaces are clean and cleared. Acknowledge if you have too much stuff on your kitchen counters that might prohibit a buyer from seeing the counter space.