Next, as you go through your winter clothes, think about which items are transitional and which are strictly for freezing temps. Versatile sweaters and shawls might work well for spring and can serve as layering items as the season changes. So while you might be antsy to completely hide your knits, tights, jackets and wool tops, don’t purge everything without thinking it through.
When in doubt, try the “reverse clothes-hanger trick” courtesy of organizational expert Peter Walsh. He explains that you should hang all of your clothing so that the back of the item is facing you when you open your closet. When you wear something, return it facing the correct way. At the end of a 6-month period, anything still facing backwards (and therefore not worn) should be retired to a better home.