Time to finally clear the clutter. You may not think of personal items as clutter, but to the prospective buyer, they're just more to take in. All personal items should be stored. Excess furniture can make a room feel cluttered as well, so it's a good idea to store, sell, or give away surplus or bulky furniture. Bookcases should be thinned out and closets cleared to appear empty. Any religious memorabilia or political ideologies should also be absent from your home as to not offend a prospective buyer who may not share your same beliefs. Once your home is staged, it may not feel personal, but it will do a greater job of showing off the space to buyers.