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How to Get Your Shit Together in Just Four Weeks

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Illustration by Claire McCracken

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Sure, you know what you need to do in order to finally get organized, but every time you open your closet door to get started, you feel overwhelmed thinking about where to begin.

We know getting organized can feel like a tall order when you have a million other things in your life demanding attention. That’s why we’re launching a one-month newsletter challenge to help get you started.

Here’s how it works: Each week for one month, we’ll send you an email containing five easy steps for you to tackle before the following week’s email. The four-week program will walk you through purging your closet and your makeup bag, where to donate or sell your unwanted clothes, setting a shopping budget, and where to buy the new things you’ll need. That’s it! Five steps + four weeks = one totally organized and functional wardrobe.

You can sign up for the challenge at any time, so if you’re not ready to dive in just yet, bookmark this page and come back to it when you’re ready to start. (The first week’s steps will be emailed to you right after you sign up.)

Once you’re subscribed, head over to our Facebook group to commiserate with other Racked readers and staffers who are taking the challenge.

Good luck! If you get stuck or have other questions, email, and we’ll do our best to help!