Clutter is often a touchy subject for homeowners. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, as the saying goes. While these philosophical debates may end at an impasse between married couples, selling a home can change everything in a second. 

All the staging areas for your home are the spaces where clutter likes to accumulate. If interested buyers cannot see the potential, you may find that your property ends up languishing on the market. You can quickly remedy this situation, but you will have to learn to let go of some prized yet forgotten possessions. 

Storage Spaces

Just like you, potential buyers are looking for ample storage space. The clutter in your favored storage areas makes those spaces appear smaller. By having a clear-out, you can show a home that has plenty of hidden storage room. That alone is a major ask for most families searching for a new property. 


Donating old clothes that you no longer wear is a great way to create spacious closets. However, you also have the option of merely reorganizing closet space to create storage areas that look bigger. Potential buyers will make mental calculations to estimate whether there is room for clothes, shoes, and all the other items they may want to keep in a closet. 

Hallways & Living Spaces

Your hallway, kitchen, living room, bathroom, and bedrooms always require special attention. Again, the aim is to showcase these areas as spacious and comfortable. Clutter suggests disorganization and can influence how home hunters perceive your living spaces. If you anticipate a quick sale, putting beloved furnishing in storage as a temporary measure can help you declutter. 

Outdoor Curb Appeal

Cleaning up your outdoor spaces is a must when trying to sell a home. Cut the grass, weed, and get rid of clutter before you put a property up for show. These are the first areas that potential buyers will see, so making a great first impression is paramount. 

If you would like further advice on decluttering a home in preparation for going on the market, reach out to Network Title today.