Why would we write about keeping your home uncluttered? Could clutter possibly affect the value of your home? The short answer is Yes. There are situations in which clutter could affect your ability to sell your home. It could also cause problems that you would need to deal with.
For one thing, clutter offers excellent nesting and hiding places for various pests, ranging from bugs to rodents. This is especially the case if food can be found among the clutter.
Another problem with clutter is that it will make your home appear smaller than it really is. This could even discourage a prospective buyer when they view your home. They might get the impression that your home doesn’t have enough storage space since you need to have clutter everywhere.
On top of all that, you can also create trip hazards with your clutter, posing a danger for yourself and your loved ones.