longtime design expert Ginny Scott
suggests getting on a cycle just like the seasons when it comes to your closet. “Know that every three months is an opportunity to get organized and prepared for the months ahead,” says Scott. “When it comes down to it, if you merely neaten your mess, you’ll be back in clutter a month later. Take the opportunity to do it right, and you’ll have a lifetime of organizational bliss.”
But how to start this daunting task? “The first step in the process is to take everything out,” says Scott. “Take every—yes, every—item out, including clothing, accessories, and shoes. This encourages you to be a bit more discerning about what you put back into your closet.” Another good trick when it comes to seasonal rotating as you are organizing your closet is to replace all of your clothes with the hangers turned backwards. “As you use an item, flip the hanger forward,” suggests Scott. “At the next seasonal change, take note of how many of your hangers have not flipped and consider it a time to purge out what you are not wearing.” It’s a great hack for getting rid of clothes you’re not wearing. Here are six other ways to get your closet in gear.