Ok, picture this - your realtor sends you a listing. The house looks unreal; you love it. You book a showing. The floors are gleaming; the windows are spotless, it's great. You head into the kitchen and open the cabinets, and it's a total mess. You open the closets and stuff falls out. The cupboard under the bathroom vanity could be great for storage if there weren't a wall of toilet paper blocking you from seeing how big it actually is under there. Every time you open storage space, you have this look on your face.
The truth is that storage makes a massive impact on prospective buyers, and when your storage spaces aren't cleaned up to give the appearance of maximum space, then you're doing yourself a disservice. But you know what that means - you're going to have to spend some time decluttering (booooo). Maybe it's a family activity? But it might just be you, putting on a podcast and tackling hauling it all out and only putting back what truly matters. On that note, it's a great time to take a good hard look at all your stuff and consider whether it brings you joy - or if you've even used it in the last two years? See, there's a bright side to everything!
We're not the experts on decluttering - here are three articles to help get you going on your journey (because it will be a journey - just embrace it).