Our realtor gave us some ideas of where to declutter the house so that potential buyers aren't distracted by small things...like that huge stack of crayons on top of the china cabinet. Utilitarian? Yes. A bit of an eye-sore? Also yes.
However, Jason and I are a bit conflicted on areas that need decluttering...
Him: We should take all the books off the [built-in] book shelf in the living room.
Me: Well, not all the books.
Him: Most of the books.
Me: Some of the books.
Him: We need to highlight the space of the book shelf.
Me: But I want the people to know we read good books.
Me: Otherwise, they'll think we don't read.
Me: It says something about who we are.
Him: You are ridiculous.
So today, I'm boxing up books. I'll box up the Grisham; I'll even box up the Shakespeare. But I'm definitely leaving the L. M. Montgomery and the Amy Tan. Oh, and the Salman Rushdie. I better keep the Austen out too...