Martina: What organizational care should a home seller take to ensure their home is tidy and ready for viewing?
Meg: Buyers should be able to imagine themselves living in the home they are viewing - so that means there should be a minimal
(preferably none!) amount of personal belongings scattered about. Remove all photos, collections of items, or knickknacks, or unusual decor that gives the feeling of "personality".
All of your surfaces should be clear, remove everything hanging on the fridge, and neaten up the garage.
And DON'T shove things in closets and drawers - these areas are very important
to declutter as well! Potential buyers will look in those places, and if they see an overflow of stuff, they will retain the impression that the home doesn't have adequate storage.