There are few tasks as daunting, though necessary and rewarding, as cleaning out a closet. Of course, consistently organizing it and getting rid of pieces you don't wear (or don't feel good in anymore) every few months or so is one of the easiest ways to avoid getting seriously overwhelmed when sifting through your clothes. But, if you're not able to dedicate a set amount of time aside every couple of months, your holiday break serves as another great alternative during which to tackle the task; it's the perfect occasion in which to dive head-first into a full-fledged wardrobe cleanse because, well, you're officially out of office for a week or so.
Now, regardless of how often you purge your closet, it can still be hard to figure out exactly where to start (and the steps to take to make it less stressful and more fun). That's why we decided to enlist organizational expert Melissa Maker of Clean My Space for her best advice on how to clean out your closet (and actually make it fun!) when you're home for the holiday season this year. Ahead, learn her seven simple closet cleanout tips, which are certain to make the task much less daunting. Then, shop some essentials for maintaining an organized wardrobe year-round. Consider this your need-to-know guide on how to ace the chore.
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