Before you put your home on the market it’s important to ensure not only your home is in great shape, but also that prospective buyers can easily see all of the great qualities that first attracted you to the home. That’s why you’ll want to de-clutter, temporarily moving out some of the items that you may hold dear, but may be drawing attention away from the home you want to sell.
Start by doing a quick walk-through, envisioning yourself as the buyer. Look for things that take up a lot of space and may be giving the impression that a room is smaller than it really is. If you have a lot of personal pictures on the wall, consider taking them down and just leaving up a few tasteful designs.
Other tips include clearing out stacks of books and stacks of toys. Box up what you don’t think you need right now so that the rooms of your home look more presentable. You may also want to ditch some of the window coverings to allow for more natural light, putting a spotlight on the home’s most desirable features.