When you may have lived in the house that you are selling for several years, it can be hard to distance yourself from it. The house is almost a reflection of its occupants personality. You may have a room that you use exclusively to store unused knick-knacks, but potential buyers will likely be turned off. Instead, clean everywhere, even the closets. A clean house is a blank canvas that the buyer can paint anything on. Decluttering all of your rooms can really help encourage buyers.