Improve traffic flow. Over time, homeowners become desensitized to what their possessions look like and where they are placed, note Laura Grindrod and Carolyn Kibby of Annapolis Staging and Design. The coatrack by the kitchen door, for example, might be practical for your family, but it can look like poor storage to a potential buyer.

Walk through each room and determine if the furniture arrangement contributes to a comfortable flow and use of space, or if it simply is that way because that’s how it has always been, Grindrod and Kibby advise.

Don’t forget: Too little furniture can be just as bad as too much. A tiny couch in a large family room might prompt buyers to worry they’ll never be able to furnish the whole space. If needed, repurpose pieces from spare rooms to comfortably fill out an area

IMPROVE FLOW

Over time, homeowners become desensitized to what their possessions look like and where they are placed

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