How To Clean Out Your Closet

Your closet should be more than just a hole in the wall where you haphazardly throw your clothes - it should reflect you. And indeed, as Niecy Nash explains in her television show Clean House, if your closet space is in disarray, usually so are you. "Readers should know that clutter is an outward expression of an inward thing. They kind of parallel each other. When you start getting your emotional closet together, everything else will be sure to follow," says Nash.

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Each week Nash and her crew of interior designers choose one cluttered American home to organize, host a giant yard sale as a way of deciding what stays and what goes, and then pour the proceeds into a home makeover. At the end of the day, an organized closet benefits not only you but also the many charities in desperate need of your last season's attire. So clean your closet, and don't just feel good, do good at the same time. Niecy Nash tells us how.

MC: When is it time to start cleaning?

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MC: What's the best way to begin?

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MC: What about those old clothes (the notorious "skinny jeans") we keep in the back of our closet as motivation to shed a few pounds?

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MC: What's your favorite charity organization?

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MC: What are your feelings on closets dominated by one color?

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MC: What are the rewards of a clean closet?

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MC: Any tips on storage?

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MC: What's your craziest Cleaning Closet story?

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A 2-hour Messiest Home special of "Clean House" will air on Wednesday, July 4, at 9 PM. ET/PT.

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