Less is more so kill the clutter.

If you put your hand onto a hot stove you would not be surprised to burn it. ‘That’s obvious!’, I hear you cry.

And if you go for a stroll when it’s hammering down with rain you’ll get soaked, right? Duh, of course, you’re now probably thinking, ‘Tell me something I don’t know.’

However, it’s also pretty obvious that if you put your property on the market and it’s filled with clutter it is a much harder home to sell.

It makes your home look smaller and I’ve never had a potential buyer say to me ‘I’m looking for somewhere really small and cluttered.’

Sure, we deal with lots of people downsizing but they still want ample space to live in and enjoy.

We recently surveyed the team in our office asking for their top property tip.

Leading the way, by some distance, was the vital importance of keeping a property clean and clutter-free when people are coming around to view it.

You want viewers to marvel at how big your bedroom seems, not be turned off by the fact there’s no floor space due to unnecessary items left everywhere.

Less is very definitely more in this scenario as untidy properties tend to stay on the market a lot longer than smart, clean, and tidy ones.

So, spend a bit of time decluttering your property before it goes on the market. If you have items you can’t part with, put them into storage. One fantastic company we’ve worked with for many years is Mews Moves. Just don’t leave things lying around for a potential buyer to step over.

The few hours you spend ridding your home of unnecessary clutter could make you thousands in an increased sale price.

Put simply: space sells, clutter doesn’t. It sounds obvious but many people dismiss this advice.

Our team at Orchards Estates are always delighted to answer any of your questions on preparing to bring a property to market successfully.

Thanks for reading,


Want to get a SOLD or LET sign outside your property quicker? Call Alex or Jo and our team on 01935 277977 or 01460 477977. Email: info@orchardsestates.com for honest, expert and friendly advice.