❏ Take inventory. Donate/throw away anything you no longer use. Starting with:
- permanently stained
- tattered beyond repair
- anything you’re hanging onto or just can’t get rid of but never use
- painting/gardening clothes that you do not use
- clothes from fashion periods long gone
- clothes you can no longer wear or you plan on being able to wear after your latest diet
❏ Throw away metal hangers. They can leave rust stains and leave clothes sagging.
❏ Keep all items visible for easy coordination and selection. Consider grouping clothes by item (shirts, skirts, pants, etc) and then by color.
❏ Fold, never hang, sweaters and knits.
❏ Everyday shoes go on lower racks. Shoes worn only on occasion should be stored on higher shelves (preferably in boxes).
❏ Purses should be stuffed with tissue to retain their shape and stored on higher shelves.
❏ Constantly do inventory as new items are added and older unused items.