Take the one-year rule seriously. If you haven’t worn it in the past year, you won’t. Donate it, or put it in a box of sentimental items if it has nostalgic value.
If your closet doesn’t have drawers, create some by using baskets. Shearer and Teplin suggest folding almost everything, even socks and underwear.
If your shoes don’t fit nicely, try keeping them in the boxes to optimize shelf space. This also