Baskets are nice. Specialty organizing systems are impressive. You can sort clothes by color. You can arrange them by category.
No matter what technique you use for your clothes closet, one rule remains the most important:
Don’t crowd your clothes.
However organized your closet may be, if your clothes are jammed in there, it won’t seem organized at all. It will make you want to shut the closet door and reach for the same outfit you always wear.
You need to save room to slide clothes over so you can get out what you need, and then hang up the fresh clean clothes. If there are too many, it will be a hassle to hang them up, and they’ll remain in the laundry basket.
I share a closet, so I only keep half of my clothes hanging in the closet. The other half (the off-season clothes) are stored in the cedar chest out of the way.
It’s an effort to move the clothes around twice a year, but that’s the time I sort out the clothes I no longer wear. It’s also a gentle reminder that I don’t need to buy more clothes. I already have plenty.