A crucial element of home sale preparation is decluttering. Decluttering isn’t staging. Staging is bringing in furniture, lighting and accessories that were not previously present in the home (Read my 3 part series on staging for more on what staging is and isn’t). Decluttering is the process of removing items from both visible areas and those that aren’t. For example, counter tops in kitchens and bathrooms are always front and center. So keeping them clear makes favorable impression on a buyer. Less public areas such as closets or storage spaces are less critical but can be important. Storage is important to most buyers, and they will want to inspect what is available. So don’t let crammed closets give the impression of inadequate storage space

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