Roughly 50 times a week, Angie’s List says, we visit America’s dumping ground for household clutter—our closets. And those visits can be more painful than a trip to the doctor: Many of us come across mounds of never-worn sandals, outdated jeans and long-forgotten prom dresses. In fact, Americans rank closets as the most disorganized spaces in their homes, according to the National Association of Professional Organizers.

While we at SpareFoot can’t perform the physical task of clearing out your closets, we can help you get started. In this infographic, we offer eight tips for organizing your closets.

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Organizing your closets