There are many factors out of your control when you are selling your house like the location of your house or the current market conditions. However, what you can do is present your house in the best possible light by de-cluttering.
Reasons why to de-clutter your home before selling;
It helps you plan what you really need. De-cluttering helps you to mentally and emotionally prepare for your move. You get to sort through your stuff and decide what you really need and what you need to get rid of. It helps put you in the right frame of mind before you move.
It helps you start the packing and sorting process early. It will shorten the time you have to pack when the time comes.
De-cluttering will help you remove items which might distract the buyers from the property. Sometimes this can detract from what really matters like space and the light flow and buyers might be more interested in the people who live in the house.
You can maximise space you have when you de-clutter. By moving things and creating more room, you can show the space in the room and they can envision how what they can do to make the most of the room.
Keep in mind that buyers would need to see the condition of the floor and walls before they buy so it would be a good idea to showcase these aspects as much as possible.
Create a good first impression. By clearing out some of the items you have, you can show buyers the space and the layout of the house as a whole and space sells, so this increases your chances of selling the house sooner.