Take control of your wardrobe with these tips from Melanie Charlton Fascitelli, author of the book Shop Your Closet: The Ultimate Guide to Organizing Your Closet with Style.

By Rachael Ray Every Day
November 01, 2005
get rid of your clothes

1. Call for backup.Bring a friend who isn't afraid to tell you that your favorite top is more Ugly Betty than Project Runway.

2. Take 'em away.Remove the rejects soon after you're done sorting. They'll end up back in your closet if they sit around.

3. Set up shop.Arrange your closet like a boutique; hang items from light to dark on hangers facing one direction.

Left with accessories too nice to toss? Try these ideas: