Sorting your clothes is the hardest part. If you’ve got the time, the best way to do it is to take all of the clothes out of the closet and create a pile. This way, you’ll be forced to continue sorting through them until the task is complete if you ever want to see your furniture again. If you don’t have the time to clear out your entire closet in one go, take the clothes out section by section, and spread the task out over a few days.
Once your clothes are out of the closet, sort them out item by item. First, create three clothes piles: Keep, sell and donate. Go ahead and throw away anything broken beyond repair immediately – or else it’ll end up finding its way back into your closet and haunting you forever. Then, hold up each item and ask yourself “does it fit?” and “when was the last time you wore it?” If it’s a piece you love that fits well and you wear often, keep it. If you decide you don’t love it, check to see what condition the garment is in. If it’s in pristine condition or still has the tags on, then it goes in the sell pile. If it’s in good but pre-loved condition, then into the donate pile it goes.