This may seem very obvious but it is one of the most difficult and time consuming items on this list. It includes not only clearing off surface countertop spaces but also these areas:
- Clean out closets - Ideally you should aim for about 20% of empty space in your closets. The master bedroom closet is especially important. My general rule of thumb is if you haven't worn it in over 3 years you are unlikely to.
- Pantry cabinets - This space should look well organized and not over crowded.
- Bathroom cabinets and linen closets - The more well organized these spaces are the more appealing they are to buyers.
- Toys in children's rooms should be put away or organized.