Do you walk into your closet and wonder how you let it get so disorganized? Perhaps you are having trouble finding things, and you have realized that it's time to do something about the mess you see every time you look through your belongings. If that's the case, from sorting things out to buying garment bags, here are some ideas that might help you to create a well-organized closet.

Getting Started - Think about how long you'll need to fix the mess you see in your closet. Will you need just a few hours, or will you need more time than that? Either way, schedule time for your organization project.

Go through your closet and get rid of things that you don't need anymore. For example, you might be keeping your favorite high heels that you wore ten years ago. If you haven't worn them since that time, you probably won't be wearing them again. Give them to charity.

Take time to try things on. When you see some of your clothes and realize that you haven't worn them for awhile, try them on to see if you still look good in them. You might just need to buy something like a new blouse or a scarf to create a nice outfit.

Keep a pencil and paper handy so that you can write down things you need to buy to go with clothes you already have.

Go Shopping - As you make a list of clothing items you need, also write down things that will help you to organize your closet.

For example, think about buying garment bags from a company like BagOutlet. They will help to keep special clothes clean. For example, if you store your off-season clothes in the attic or in the basement, placing the clothes in garment bags will mean that they are being protected from things like dust and even humidity.

Even if you don't have an attic or a basement, think about buying garment bags for clothes you don't wear very often. Place the garment bags full of your off-season clothes in a designated spot in your closet so they'll be accessible, but out of the way.

Also, think about buying small containers for things like your shoes, scarves, and other accessories.

Consider setting a time each week to go through your closet and to go through it to see what needs to be done. For example, take a few minutes on a Saturday morning and make closet organizing part of your routine.