I love an organized closet. I hate the work it takes to get there but once it is done and I have thrown out or donated a percentage of the contents I feel GREAT!
While the closet is empty I paint or wall paper it to give it a fresh personal look. Using leftover or reduced mistint paint I paint that mini room a color I love....to heck with what anyone else thinks. If I want a raspberry room and that brings horror to my husband, well I turn my coat closet into a raspberry delight! I have two rolls of a pretty wallpaper I bought for $1.99 a roll. I have a place that is going to benefit from a sunny yellow print. Don't forget to paint the shelves and trim a fresh color with semigloss paint.
Knowing that you get to add spice to your closet might help motivate you to clean it out!