8 Tips to Declutter Your Home

Planning to declutter your home — whether you're moving or downsizing — can be overwhelming. Here's how to do it.

Donating Decluttering And Cleaning Up Wardrobe Clothes
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Spring is a great time to clean and declutter your home. With the changing seasons, you may be changing seasons of your life, too, including looking for ways to ready your home for selling, moving or downsizing. 

Retirement, or planning for it, is the perfect time to invoke your inner Marie Kondo — the popular Japanese organization expert — who famously emphasizes keeping only those items that “spark joy” in you. 

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Donna LeValley
Personal Finance Writer

Donna joined Kiplinger as a personal finance writer in 2023. She spent more than a decade as the contributing editor of J.K.Lasser's Your Income Tax Guide and edited state specific legal treatises at ALM Media. She has shared her expertise as a guest on Bloomberg, CNN, Fox, NPR, CNBC and many other media outlets around the nation.