how to spring clean your closet in 7 easy steps

trapped, no longer

Photographed by Collins Nai

Spring is finally in the air, and while I'm truly happy to leave my vitamin D deficiency and seasonal depression behind, this also means two not-so-pleasant things: allergies and my "annual" closet clean. The truth is, my sneezing is starting to interfere with my relationships, and for the past couple of years cleaning out my closet has become primarily theoretical.

So this spring I decided to get real: I got myself a prescription and a netti pot, and enlisted the help of Tina Apostolou, an interior designer from Homepolish, to help with the closet sitch. The cool thing about Homepolish (besides being affordable), is that they'll set you up with a designer for a project of any size—even a closet makeover. Plus, they redid the NYLON offices so I knew I would be in good hands. Click through the gallery to find out how to spring clean your closet in a few easy steps!