Don't be afraid to throw things out (or give it to charity, your little brother, etc.). Â If it's been several years since you've worn something, you're not likely to develop a sudden interest in it. Â And streamlining and simplifying your closet (not to mention your life) can be rejuvenating and liberating. Â And gives you an excuse to buy newer, better crap, and upgrade your wardrobe. Â Accumulating old stuff for the sake of having it is rarely a good idea. Pack rats aren't generally the happiest, most well-adjusted people out there. Alternatively, you may be able to reuse old items in a different way. Â I occasionally take, say, an older t-shirt, cut the sleeves off, and have myself a new workout shirt for the gym. Â You may be able to think of other ideas. Â If not, get rid of it. Â You won't miss that old stuff, I'd bet.