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If your clothes closet at Meetinghouse tends to swallow up shoes and sweaters, it may be time for a closet overhaul. While this may seem like a daunting task, breaking the project down into smaller tasks will make the process more manageable. Here are three small steps to take to achieve a clutter-free closet:

Get rid of clothes you don’t wear
Go through each and every article of clothing and separate your clothes into three piles: keep, donate, and trash. If you haven’t worn that sweater or pair of pants in a year, let it go! Donate gently-used items to thrift stores, and trash any clothing that’s unsalvageable. You’ll be surprised how much larger your closet will look after you’ve completed this task!

Install a shoe rack
If shoes are scattered about your closet floor, consider purchasing a shoe rack, which can either be placed on the floor or hung vertically on a closet rod. (You can also use vertically-hanging fabric shoe racks to store belts, handbags, and ties.) Keep less frequently worn special occasion shoes in a box with a photo of the shoes on the front, if possible.

Invest in the right kind of hangers
While they’re a bit more expensive than economy hangers, slim-profile hangers are an easy way to free up space.

31 Ways to Make Over Your Closets [Real Simple]
20 Ways to Organize Your Bedroom Closet [Apartment Therapy]
6 Simple Ways To Organize Your Closet Right Now [Forbes]

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