8: Adopt a new shopping rule
Once you've determined how many items you can keep in your closet without it getting out of control, be rigorous with new purchases. "When you buy something new, an existing piece has to go," says Walsh. Another maintenance strategy: Use the change of seasons to review your wardrobe. Get rid of items you didn't end up wearing, as well as clothes for the upcoming season that no longer appeal to you.
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