I've been working with a client on clearing out her closet and "simplifying." Here's how the closet looked when I first saw it:
In one 5 hour session, we were able to go through all her clothes and shoes - basically, the bottom half of her closet. I was so proud of her. She let go of so many clothes that she knew she didn't need and wouldn't wear. I was able to take some of her things to a consignment shop where she could earn a little money for them. The rest, I took to Vapor Thrift Store. I was able to bring her a tax-deductible receipt for all the clothing and shoes!
Here's what it looked like when I left that day. Closet simplification step #1 complete!