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Use under bed storage for out of season clothes, linens and blankets etc. Clearly label all storage boxes so it's clear what's in them.

Shoe racks keep pairs together and can separate dress and casual shoes.

De-clutter your dresser top by using small containers or attractive trays to organize make-up and perfumes.

Keep all jewellery in a jewellery box.

All clothes should be hanging in wardrobes or neatly folded and placed in drawers. If you are short on hanging space consider adding another rod below the existing one, for shirts/blouses.

When clothes are taken off they should be immediately hung up or put into the laundry hamper. Clothes thrown on the floor or over a chair, have a habit of staying there.

Clean out your wardrobe regularly. Pull everything out of your wardrobe and only put back clothes that fit, that are in wearable condition and that you enjoy wearing.

If you haven't worn it in the last year, get rid of it.

If you can't decide what to keep and what not to, try storing all your clothes somewhere else temporarily. When an item is worn, washed and ironed, it goes back into the wardrobe. You will soon see what gets worn and what doesn't.

Clothes can be divided into seasonal wear then further categorized into skirts, pants, shirts, suits etc. Each category can then be colour co-ordinated.

Have all clothing and hangers facing in the same direction.

If you are sharing the hanging space with a partner, keep your clothing separate. Consider using different colour hangers for each person, for easy identification.

Attach hooks within the wardrobe to hang belts, scarves, ties, handbags etc.

Ensure there are enough coat hangers.

Ensure your wardrobe is not so cramped that you can't see what clothes you have. We often need a visual reminder before we think of wearing that particular item. If you can't see it, you are unlikely to wear it.

Donate any clothes that don't fit. If they are too big then by keeping them you are giving yourself permission to put on weight - is this something you want to do? If they are too small they are a constant reminder that you are not at the size you once were - is this a reminder that you want?

For clothes that are missing buttons, have a broken zip, are stained or need altering, ask yourself honestly if you are going to make those repairs. If yes, make them now and start wearing those clothes again. If no, get rid of them.

For special occasion outfits such as a wedding dress, formal gown or tuxedo, which you know you will never wear again, can you bear to part with it? The photographs of you wearing the outfit can be your special reminder so you don't need to keep the actual outfit. If you do keep it, can it be stored in an out-of-the-way area rather than taking up space in your wardrobe?