If you open your closet doors and it is the equivalent of an avalanche or things are so packed together you can barely find the shirt you planned to wear, you're not alone. More of than not the closet is the most neglected area in our homes, especially if it's been a while since you've created a little order in yours. But getting a ultra tidy space for your clothes, shoes and accessories is a great investment. Not only will it save you time but also, you'll actually protect your items.
Start with a good evaluation of what you've got and if needed, purge what you're not wearing. A good rule of thumb is to start by creating piles -- one for items you want to keep, one for those you want to get rid of and then the 'maybe' pile that you've got to decide on. Include clothes, accessories and shoes. From there, you'll want to create a fourth pile of things that need repair, alterations, cleaning or other maintenance. Bag those items up and set aside so nothing gets mixed in, then do the same with the items you no longer want.
Next, it's time to get to organizing it all. If you're using wire hangers, ditch them for something a bit sturdier. Tubular plastic hangers can be bought for relatively low cost and are sold in bundles, or you can go big with more expensive options. Handbags, scarves, belts and purses stow well in bins -- plastic, fabric, etc. Or you can purchase a shelving/storage unit for the closet. There is a huge variety of storage solutions for shoes. Be sure to measure your closet before selecting one.
Once you've got your solutions out of the way, it's time to put it all back together. Organize everything by type -- shirts, pants, etc. and then do the same with footwear. You'll find it doesn't just make your closet more orderly, it'll make it easier to get dressed in the morning.