To begin cleaning out a messy closet take every single thing out of it.
When choosing clothes to keep, ask yourself a few vital questions to immediately weed out the weak items. (WARNING: this may seem like everything you own. Probably).
Hang the items you want to keep in your closet neatly so you can see everything you own at a glance.
Use the backwards hanger strategy when putting clothes back into your closet to get a better idea of the items you actually wear often.
To keep everything looking fresh and neat, get new hangers so that everything in your closet looks uniform.
Use garment organizers to separate your clothes into categories that work for you - seasons, occasions, type of item, etc.
Fold heavy clothes, especially sweaters and loose knits that may lose their shape on a hanger.
When folding your other keepers, try to think of a way of organizing them before shoving them into drawers or up onto shelves.
Assess your reject pile and decide which items can be sold.
If there isn't anything wrong with the items that you do not want to keep, consider giving them away.
When you look at an article of your old clothing and just think, "nope", then maybe it is destined for the trash.
If you're really on the struggle bus, refer to the decision tree below to help you decide whether you still need that neon blue sweater from 1996.
For extra organization, you can use dividers to end drawer chaos.
Don't let your floor space go to waste!
Decorate your closet/room with wearable items #doubledutydecor.
Maximize shelf space and be super organized by using shelf dividers.
Don't just use your closet doors for opening and closing, use them for extra storage.
And now, some incredible closet porn to both inspire you and make you hate your closet that is probably smaller than an American Eagle dressing room.
YES THAT IS A TWO STORY CLOSET. I KNOW, RIGHT?! AHH.