We know the routine. Your inspiration to organize the hall closet results in a trip to The Container Store where you pick up all of the best organizational accessories—only to end up storing them in the closet along with the rest of your clutter. This time, tackle the closet first. Sort clutter into grocery bags, then buy the containers afterwards. With your extra closet space (and extra cash), pick up something that belongs in there—like a new trench coat.