With spring right around the corner, there’s no better time to get your wardrobe in check.
7 Signs It’s Time To Clean Out Your Closet
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Click through to find out if your closet is in need of a deep clean.
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The Problem: You have more shoes in your closet than contacts in your cell phone.
Tip: More is not always merrier, at least when it comes to your footwear. Inexpensive, on-trend shoes should be on the frontline of your giveaway pile. Also weed out any pairs that are simply too beat up to repair—they’re just wasting your space.
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The Problem: Your wardrobe physically doesn’t fit into your closet.
Tip: When you can’t squeeze one more jacket in your coat closet, and you’re thinking about buying a rolling rack to house your spillover, it’s time to clean house.
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The Problem: Your clothes are getting wrinkled due to lack of space.
Tip: In addition to editing, you can tame a jam-packed closet—and keep smooshed clothes from getting wrinkled—by investing in thin hangers. The right hangers can give you about 25% more space, always a good thing!
Joy Mangano Huggable Hangers ($20)
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The Problem: You haven’t put something on in at least two years, but you’re planning on wearing it…eventually.
Tip: Ladies, it’s time to get real. We know you love the idea of that blouse or bag, but if it’s not actually getting any use, it’s time to toss it to the curb.
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The Problem: You can't find what you need in under 20 minutes.
Tip: Do you find yourself wasting tons of time hunting for your favorite floral skirt? It simply might be because your closet just isn’t organized properly. Try storing your clothing by category—tops, dresses, and jackets—to make your search easier.
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The Problem: You have 32 striped t-shirts…and counting.
Tip: You probably buy an unhealthy amount of one item in particular—like striped shirts or sneakers or black pants—as you search for the perfect version. We get it, but it’s time to address the issue. If you have more than five of the exact same piece, you need to edit. Try everything on, and only keep your favorites.
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For more insider tips on how to organize your closet like a pro, click here.
Huggable HangersJoy Mangano, $20