I learned long ago that less is definitely more when it comes to getting your house ready to show. Be sure to do a clean sweep of all counters, windowsills, tables, and all other visible areas, and then tackle behind doors: closets, drawers, and cupboards – because NOTHING is off-limits for interested buyers.
If the house is overflowing with stuff, the buyers might worry that the house won’t have ample space for all their belongings.
Take your excess stuff and donate it, or pack it up to be stored off-site. Not only will cleaning clutter help your house look more appealing to buyers, it will also help you once you’ve accepted an offer and get ready to move into your new home. It will make moving a lot easier for you if your stuff is already packed.