Closet (Neat) Freak: 7 Things to Throw Away In Your Closet

Ah, spring! It’s the season equated with the mythical cleansing of your closet more commonly known as spring cleaning. In terms of the holy spectrum of cleanliness, most of us fall somewhere between Mr. Clean, the avuncular bald dude who dares to wear the white shirt that’s two sizes too small, and a contestant from Hoarders. (Who are we kidding? We’re more Hoarders than Mr. Clean.) That’s why spring cleaning is the perfect tradition to partake in to get rid of fashion relics. Here are seven items to purge from your closet.

Stuff to Banish from Your Closet

1. Old sorority gear: Unless you graduated from college last month, there’s no sane reason why you need 43,282 pieces of sorority-related clothing. We get it. You’re forever a Delta Kappa Alpha Beta Gamma, and you loooooove your “sisters,” but if you’re over the age of 22, college is over, honey. Keep your fave hoodie for sentimental value and round up the rest for Goodwill.

2. Your ex’s clothes: Just because you have a freshly-manicured profile on eHarmony and you tell your friends you’re ready to enter the dating rat race doesn’t negate the fact that you’re still not over your ex. Stop torturing yourself! Yes, they’re comfy, but you don’t need his Snoopy boxers to remind you that your former flame is now with Ms. Moved-From-Brazil-to-Pursue-Modeling.

3. Mom jeans: We’re quoting Nike here. Just do it.