Sure, you might love your knick-knacks and piles of magazines. Gives your home that personalized, lived-in look right? Well, that’s exactly what buyers don’t want to see. They prefer to inspect the house for what it is, not everything that’s in it. They’ll want to feel comfortable and be able to imagine themselves living there. Professional stagers will often remove 50% of a home’s contents to make it feel more spacious and immaculate. You’ll need somewhere to put all of that stuff.
Remove pieces of furniture that are in the way of walking paths and put them in storage. Pack up the contents of bookcases and store them. And remove extra leaves from your dining room table to make the room appear larger. Leave just enough furniture in each room to showcase the room’s purpose and give plenty of room to move around. The rest goes in storage until you move.