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Cleaning Out Your Closet Before Semester End

By Diane Nguyen–Classes are almost out for the semester. Meaning all of the clothes you brought to Morningside for the school year and clothes you left at home are either too small, old, or god forbid even out of style.  It’s time for Spring Cleaning or, more appropriately, Cleaning-Before-Summer-Vacation-So-You-Don’t-Have-As-Much-Stuff-To-Move.

A couple of questions to ask yourself when you start cleaning are:

  • Have I worn this at all this year?
  • Does it still fit?

Stay away from – but so and so gave this to me. If it doesn’t fit or you don’t wear it, get rid of it. It’s taking up space and it’s no longer a reminder of the person who gave it to you, but a reminder of guilt that you don’t use it.

You have clothes that is not yours? Return it. Please wash it before you do or, at least, follow the care label.

If you put the item on and it doesn’t feel right or you don’t feel confident. Just get rid of the thing. You’ll never wear it if it makes you feel bad.

If you are still having trouble cleaning, follow this guide that I got from Buzzfeed.

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Now, you have a pile of clothes you have to deal with.  One option is to take it to Plato’s Closet, which will buy your stuff from you and resell it. As long as the items are in good condition and still in style Plato’s closet will take them. Then whatever Plato’s doesn’t take,  donate it to the Goodwill because then it will come back as your tax refund when the time arrives.

Congratulations! You just cleaned out your closet! You should now have some extra money for the summer and room in your closet.

Happy summer!