Of course, if those in Washington D.C. were to clean out their closets, there would be a huge surplus in bones and coke.

Of course, if those in Washington D.C. were to clean out their closets, there would be a huge surplus in bones and coke.

Okay, now that George Washington has helped you kick your nail biting habit, like any politician he wants to do more.

He wants to help you clean out your closet.

This week we are looking at Rule 51 from Washington’s Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation.

“Wear nor your cloths, foul, ripped or dusty, but see they be brushed once every day at least and take heed that you approach to any uncleanness.”

While brushing your outfits might not be your speed, we’re sure there are items in your closet as of 2018 that can go.

It’s easy to bristle at the suggestion that you might have an article or two leftover from the Reagan Administration, but let’s be honest, if either one of those has a hole in it that you promise each year you’ll get around to mending—you won’t.

Get rid of it.

George Washington, a vision in black.

George Washington, a vision in black.

If you own a dusty zebra piece that would be more at home on the Serengeti, get rid of it.

As far as foul goes, if you can see yourself being twinsies with Auntie Maxine with anything you own, ditch it.

Seriously, don’t even hold on to those items for irony purposes. There is no way any satire is worth that much wasted head space.

Once again, on behalf of George and us here at PD, you’re welcome.