One of the first steps in rebuilding credit is making sure your credit report is in good shape. Cleaning up your report consists of getting rid of errors and outdated negative information and adding positive information. The idea is to present your credit history in the best possible light. Keep in mind, however, that if information in your report is accurate (and not older than the legal limits for reporting such information), then you can't get rid of it.
This section explains what can and cannot be in your report, what to look for when you are reviewing your report, how to dispute inaccurate items, how to add positive information, and more.