December Home Improvement Plan

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.


For storage tips: