Now is the perfect time to reevaluate the way you're organizing closet space. And the key to success is so simple: make your closet work for you. Your closet should be clean, well ventilated and pest free. And ideally, you should have matching hangers and a place for everything.
The best way to help those in need is to get rid of the clothing you haven't worn in years. Bite the bullet, admit you'll never wear it again, and donate it to a charity of your choosing. You'll feel better knowing your clothes have gone to good use, and your new closet space will open up in front of you.
With a new season approaching, some clothing won't see the light of day for months at a time. Try to pack away what you don't need — it'll save room and protect your clothing while it's not in use.
A messy closet can sometimes feel like a black hole: it's dark, scary, and when you throw stuff in there it disappears. So make your closet someplace you don't mind visiting. Bright lighting will help you find what you need.
Do you have tons of undershirts? Or are shoes your guilty pleasure? Find out which odds and ends get disorganized fast, and then find a solution. Woven baskets or floor racks will give you a place for those little extras.
Do you fold your underwear or toss it to the side? Don't be afraid to admit it. Be proud of your fancy-free tossing ways, and move to a system that'll work for you. Instead of using a stately drawer, try tossing underwear into an open bin or a little basket.
Make sure clothes are completely clean and dry before storing. And if you keep worn clothing and clean clothing in the same space, separate them. Even the smallest crumb can beckon pests.
A neat stack of folded garments allows you to instantly assess your wardrobe (not to mention makes you look impressively organized).
A little thought and hanger investment goes a long way toward protecting your clothes and allows you to more easily see your outfit options.