03/15/2012 08:57 am ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

Spring Cleaning For Your Closet: What To Store, Throw Out, Donate Or Tune-Up (PHOTOS)

Spring is a time of growth and rebirth -- you know, birds chirping and all that. For us mortal folk, that means it's time to throw open the proverbial drapes and get cleaning. Out with the old (buh-bye boots and parkas) and in with the new (hello, space in my wardrobe that needs filling).

But before we store those coats, we need to take a good, hard look at our closets. It's time to purge, donate and store and we're here to help.

Set aside a few hours and make sure you're motivated because you're going to make some important (and difficult!) decisions. A good philosophy is to follow the one-year rule: anything you haven't worn in a year should be tossed, donated or placed in storage as a potential hand-me-down.

We're here to help. Here, 12 tips to get your closet ready for spring.

Spring Clean Your Closet In 11 Steps

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