Your Ultimate Closet-Organizing Guide for the New Year

A new year always brings with it the desire to start fresh, and in order to do that, it's crucial to get rid of anything that's just wasting space in your closet. Due to the growing interest in minimalism and methods like KonMari, decluttering our closets has become a year-round phenomenon—but that doesn't mean it's gotten any easier. In fact, as we've highlighted before, it can be a pretty emotional process. Luckily we've tried every method under the sun and have racked up some seriously amazing tips over the years.

Most times you'll know exactly what is and isn't working for you. We like to stick to the six-month rule: If you haven't worn an item in the last half year, it's time to part ways with it. But if you're feeling like a more direct approach to what's in and what's out will benefit your closet organization strategy, look no further. To ensure that you really show your closet who's boss, we've rounded up our absolute favorite methods for you. Scroll down for the ultimate closet-clearing tips to freshen up your space in the New Year, and shop wardrobe staples you can buy now and wear forever.

Do you have any killer organization tips to share? Let us know in the comments!

This post has been updated by Anna LaPlaca.