Late winter is the perfect time to clean out your closets and other storage spaces. That way you can donate clothing and other items to get year-end tax deductions.
Here are some tips for successful decluttering:
• Work on one closet at a time or the task will get overwhelming.
• Divide all items into four categories: keep, donate, recycle, and toss.
• Keep clothing only if it fits, you’ve worn it in the last year, and the style is current or timeless.
• Keep other items only if you love them (e.g., photos or collectibles), you’ve used them in the past year, and they’re worth the space they take up in your house.