Step 2) Set Aside Seasonal Clothes: Put all out-of-season clothes in boxes until you can wear them again. I keep mine in boxes at the top my closet and in my carry-on luggage cases.
Step 3) Re-Arrange: Group your shirts, shorts, pants, etc. together at this point so it's easy to reach in and find your quarry every day. I hang ALL my clothes, I love skipping folding and ironing!
Step 4) Revisit the Purge: Go through your "purge box" with emotion removed (tips here). Put the repair pieces in a box by your sewing machine (or in your car to take to mom!) so they're fixed fast. Set aside a couple "too small" pieces to wear when you lose weight, but purge brutally there. You deserve to treat yourself to new pieces once you hit your goal weight.
Step 5) Continue the Process: Now you can hunt for any vital pieces you may be missing, but keep to a one-thing-in, one-thing-out rule. When a piece breaks or I feel uncomfortable in something temporarily I toss in a box at the top of my closet. I revisit the box at the end of the month and donate/fix pieces as needed.
Starting fresh with a streamlined, uncluttered closet is such an inspiring starting point for a new year or new challenges in life. I don't feel "meh!" about anything I own, everything in my closet is a favorite and was chosen/kept with care. Keep only what makes you feel and look your very best so you're confident every day. Next I'm excited to address personal style from a pensive/psychological/artistic perspective like the pedantic curator I am. Bwahahaha....
How do you keep your closet clutter-free? Any additional decluttering tips (or style tips) to share?