No one wants to look at a house where the owner has clearly said “you’ll have to take us as you find us”.
So get rid of all the clutter that’s found its way on to every surface (and all over the floor). Put the small stuff – from your kids’ scattered Lego to the slightly, erm... ‘individual’ teddy bear collection – into storage. Move some of the bulky stuff too, if it makes the room look cramped.
And consider actually replacing items. If the huge table from granny actually only just fits in the dining room, consider getting a smaller table that does fit, and makes the room look bigger.
Remember, the average UK house price is about £205,000. You can get a decent table for £205.