Help Me Get My (Closet) Act Together

Attention fashionistas and clean freaks: The time has comeā€¦ to clean out my closet! Iā€™m reaching out to my savvy fans for your advice. How do you decide what stays and what goes? Do you have an awesome way of organizing your goods? Space saving ideas? Show me what you got!

Please tweet me your tips using the hashtag #JulesCrazyCloset because I NEED your help. Looking forward to hearing from you!


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  1. Jules, I usually go through my clothes and anything that I haven’t worn in over three months goes away. For example, its been winter since December… so anything winter i didn’t really wear this season, i probably wont wear next. Unless it is a favorite item!!!! That’s different.
    I also donate all the clothes I get rid of.

  2. Clothes that has not been used for several months get thrown away. Unfortunately I have a habit of making up excuses for why I haven’t worn them, so I have found it really helps to bring along a friend who interrogates my choices! That makes it easier to let go of pieces I like, but don’t really use.

  3. Turn all your hangers backwards. Once you wear an item, put it back on the hanger and flip it around the rigght way. Anything not worn after 1 year, DONATE šŸ™‚

  4. I found this amazing post on that was seriously helpful!!
    that is the link for it, and if it does not work, then just search closet cleanup and you will find it!!

    However for me, before I even pick out my 10 essentials I go ahead and pull everything that is for that season and lay it out on my bed, then I hang it all up and anything I don’t wear within that first two weeks (I may steal Alyssa Gelzinis idea and switch the hangers so it’s more clear about what I haven’t worn in those first two weeks!) , I either donate or if it’s something I can’t dare to part with but I know I won’t wear, I vacuum seal it to save drawer space until the next season.

  5. Take a look in your closet & pull your items out. If you wore it recently or it’s an item you wear frequently: keep it. If you haven’t worn in it an year: get it out of there & donate it šŸ™‚

  6. When I clean my closet, I think about the last time I wore every pieces of my closet. If I can’t remember well… farewell my friend šŸ˜‰

  7. I am in the same process of cleaning out my closet. Take a look at one piece of clothing at a time. Hold it in your hand like you are standing in the store about to purchase it. Is it something you would buy if you were standing in the store right now? Or, is it something you would say, “eh I could maybe wear this”. If it’s not something you would just have to have to buy for your wardrobe then toss it. Start with the clothes hanging in your closet, and once that is complete move to your dresser. I just started blogging myself at I have celiac disease so the recipes I post about are wheat free. I also love home decor and DIY projects. I will most likely do a posting on cleaning out my closet if you wanted to check it out!

  8. I have pieces that are in good condition and have held onto for that reason. I have asked myself does this fit into what my “style” is and the look I want to portray… if not donate!

  9. Because I do not have big enough closets, I have to switch out my winter and summer things. When I do this, I turn the hangers around. When it’s time to switch to the next season, whatever hanger is still backwards, i get rid of that item (or at least thats the plan šŸ˜‰

  10. Because I do not have big enough closets, I have to switch out my winter and summer things. When I do this, I turn the hangers around. When it’s time to switch to the next season, whatever hanger is still backwards, i get rid of that item (or at least thats the plan šŸ˜‰ Most times this is very helpful!

  11. I can relate…Because I do not have big enough closets, I have to switch out my winter and summer things. When I do this, I turn the hangers around. When it’s time to switch to the next season, whatever hanger is still backwards, i get rid of that item (or at least thats the plan šŸ˜‰ Most times this is very helpful!

  12. I like change a lot so when I clean out my closet I tend to throw out clothes I haven’t worn in ages and ones that I don’t want any more. I tend to use the motivation that I can buy more clothes so I can throw ones out that I’m a bit attached to. I have my draws organised into tops, pants and work. If one draw gets too full I know I have too many and the ones I don’t wear tend to be on the bottom or at the back šŸ™‚ hope this is helpful for you!

  13. Tip! My good friend just redid her closet! Getting rid of clothes as a girl is just super hard! We have so many different looks so our closets are more packed by default. I pick 3 main looks to help with this…dressy, casual but put together, & lounge or working out gear. Most of the time I am usually casual or working out. So I make sure my dressy clothes I own the least of. My friend I just mentioned actually put empty wine bottles in her boots so they stood up straight. And used her old shoe chubby thingy in her kitchen pantry to hold all of her water bottles. Loved that idea!

  14. Hold up an item and ask yourself, “does this bring me joy?” If it’s an immediate yes, keep! If you even have to think about it – toss.

  15. I’m not really the best at giving tips for what stays and what goes; but it’d be awesome if you auctioned off some of the items in your closet that you were getting rid of. Kristin Chenoweth has done this in the past (though it’s been years). Set up the auctions; sell the clothes, and all monies would be donated to the charities of your choice. Us fans would love to steal your wardrobe (well not steal, pay for it). šŸ˜€

  16. Good rule of thumb is if you haven’t worn it in over a year and you wouldn’t buy it now at a store, donate it! I also fold my jeans/ pants and stack them instead of hanging them on hangers! Saves a lot of space šŸ™‚ Great blog

  17. I found an awesome trick I turn all my hangers backwards. Then for about a month maybe two I just grab the cothes I normally wear and after I wash them hang them on hangers the normal way. Then after a month or two what ever is still backwards I put in a pile and sort through, if its a dressy outfit I noramlly hang onto it but if it is a t-shirt or anything I could wear on a normal day I toss it or donate it because I’m obviously not wearing it I try to do this every six months because I have a pretty small closet and it really helps a lot. Just make sure your looking at the clothes and not the hangers

  18. I’m cleaning out my closet too and how I decide is by taking each piece and trying to remember the last time I wore it or how many outfits I can make with that one piece. If it’s been longer than 6 months without one wear and it’s not seasonal then sell it! For organizing in a tight space I take one skirt hanger and clip two skirts to it, I know but a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do. But I would LOVE to see what you end up getting rid of so make a post dedicated to what you’re tossing might make you some money. Hope that helps!

  19. My most successful closet clean-out was one I did with a friend–we did her closet one day and mine another. We each were able to get the other’s take on items and whether they worked, and it let me get rid of things that I had been holding onto for sentimental reasons. I found that once I told her the story of that piece of clothing, I didn’t need to hold onto the item itself any more.

  20. Try them on and decide if it still empowers you or not… i recently cleaned out my closet and my entire wardrobe fit in two suitcases less than 20kg worth of goodies each…

  21. Here’s a few tips; You can organize your closet by clothing items. Dresses, long sleeves shirts, short sleeve shirts, pants, shorts, coats, jackets. And for loose hangers, just put them in the back where all of your hung up clothes are.

  22. Out with the old, in with the new. If there is something in your closet that you have not worn in ages then donate it!!! Keep what you know you’ll wear. And for clothing items that are soft and silky, recommend hangers that have fabric on them so that they don’t skip off. But regular hangers for other items. Also with folding tank tops and things that get wrinkled easily, fold halfway so the chance of them getting wrinkled is reduced.

  23. I remember hearing on Oprah years ago, when she was doing a segment on this, to live by the “6 months rule”. Meaning, if you haven’t worn it in 6 months or realistically see yourself wearing it in the next 6 months, you need to get rid of it. I use this a lot. You have to keep in mind depending on where you live, certain clothes are seasonal, but try to keep a memory of what you ACTUALLY wear versus what you just keep around. You can always keep A FEW sentimental pieces like that pair of jeans from highschool or a certain formal outfit that you don’t wanna get rid of. But recently, a few people I’ve been following have been talking about the Kon Mari method of decluttering and organizing. I just picked up the book and started reading it, but it has a lot of good insight in how to choose what to discard. Oh and category# 1 is clothes!

  24. I have an awesome routine with my closet that I do. I make it so my clothes go from Left to Right shorter to longer. So its on like an upward angle going toward the right of my closet. Also I arrange them by color. And if I go through all my clothes, if something doesn’t bring me joy right now… I get rid of it. If I look at an article of clothing and I don’t think boy this makes me happy… I get rid of it.

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