The cute magnets on the refrigerator door, figurine collections, and family pictures help make your house a home. However, these same items make it harder for prospective buyer to imagine themselves living in your house.
Decluttering your home for sale also includes depersonalizing your house so it appeals to the widest audience possible. This includes souvenirs, religious items, collections, family heirlooms and valuables. Depersonalizing provides a level of safety and peace of mind because valuables are packed away before buyers start walking through your house.
The important take away here is - the buyer has to visualize themselves in your house so clean, declutter and depersonalize.