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Rick’ Rule 3: The bigger it looks, the more it’s worth.

Since most people don’t live in a staged house, what’s the secret to making yours look like one? The more stuff in your house, the smaller it will look. Alternatively, the less cluttered it is, the bigger it will look. This rule could also be called “Half and Half.” If you are like most people, you will want to go into a specific room and remove half of the items, and then go back and remove half of the remaining items that are still there. You may want to remove less than half of the larger pieces of furniture in a room, but for most people, the rule for everything else remains. For example, in the kitchen, remove half of the items that are on your counters. Then remove half of those items that still remain.