As a general rule, you should remove all signs of your own existence so prospective buyers can imagine themselves in your home. Case in point: The papers on the side of the refrigerator in this otherwise tidy kitchen, though neatly arranged, have a cluttered look that draws the eye. As well, the items on top of the fridge could be seen as an indication that the kitchen doesn't have enough storage—a serious drawback for most buyers. While you're decluttering, it's a good idea to remove pet paraphernalia too. When potential buyers finally pay your house a visit, you don't want them sniffing for smells, or zealously looking for stains and scratches.