HIDE YOUR PERSONAL ITEMS
A sideboard covered in family photos makes it harder for people to imagine themselves living there. It’s best to try and eliminate “you” from the space as much as possible. It goes back to the point of selling a lifestyle again: the depersonalisation checklist includes photos, clothing, medical supplies and personal items in bathrooms. Buyers can be nosy and they’ll look inside wardrobes, drawers and cupboards, so make sure these areas look as general and well organised as possible. However, some items, such as the kids’ basketball hoop or the large golf club bag in the cupboard under the stairs, can actually be useful in allowing viewers to see the “lifestyle benefits” of your home.
It’s more about removing the intimate items, rather than eliminating any signs of life.