Getting ready to move in with your sweetie? Not so fast: Toss these first to ensure your love nest is quibble- and clutter-free!

What items did you throw out before moving in together?

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  • Anything An Ex Gave You

    It's time to start fresh with each other. Love the teddy bear your ex-boyfriend won for you at the local fair? Give it one last squeeze, then bid adieu.

  • Things From Another Decade

    Acid wash jeans. Anything with shoulder pads. Tie-dye t-shirts. You get the drill.

  • Bridesmaid Dresses

    You might still be pouting about the money you had to fork over for your bestie's wedding, but if you haven't worn a dress for more than a year, it's time to give it the old heave-ho. Remember: The walk-in closet isn't just for you any more.

  • Magnets

    A lobster from your road trip to Nova Scotia, a yellow taxi cab from that weekend getaway to NYC: Magnets may seem little, but they add a ton of clutter to a space. Repeat: A clutter-free fridge is a happy fridge; a happy fridge means a happy relationship.

  • Sports Memorabilia

    Hoarding the big foam finger you sported when your team got the winning point will not bring back the team's glory days (or your youth). Players move on; so should you.

  • Video Games

    Seen The Break-Up? Vince Vaughn's Gary gets the boot for his lazy ways, which include a relationship with his gaming system that overshadows that with his girlfriend. Replace Grand Theft Auto with snuggle time to ensure you're not demoted to cold nights on the couch.

  • Old Fashion Magazines

    It all started with your subscription to Teen, and you never looked back. Unless it's an absolute must-keep issue (i.e. the cover features the cast of Friends to bemoan the series' end), remember that the Earth is your friend, and all that paper would make a cozy companion for your recycling bin.

  • Flea-Market Finds

    Sometimes you can find real treasures at the local thrift shop or garage sale, but often times another person's junk is well, just junk. Review that mismatched armchair and foot rest with critical, objective eyes. If it won't add true appeal to your new place in the real-estate sense of the word, it's time to let go.

  • Baseball Card Collections

    Your overflowing yet still undervalued baseball card collection. You collected, you clung, you clinched no money. Release these cards to their destiny--the local pawn shop--and say hello to adulthood.

  • Ratty Alma Mater Duds

    They were there for you during rough times: Cramming for finals, working on a doomed essay the night before it was due, dealing with the anxiety of being a new grad without a job. But let's face it: Nobody wants to see you in tattered sweats and tees, no matter how much they love you. Treat these like a garden salad and toss!

1. Anything an ex gave you.
It's time to start fresh with each other. Love the teddy bear your ex-boyfriend won for you at the local fair? Give it one last squeeze, then bid adieu.

2. Things from another decade.
Acid wash jeans. Anything with shoulder pads. Tie-dye t-shirts. You get the drill.

3. Bridesmaid dresses you will never wear again.
You might still be pouting about the money you had to fork over for your bestie's wedding, but if you haven't worn a dress for more than a year, it's time to give it the old heave-ho. Remember: The walk-in closet isn't just for you any more.

4. International arsenal of magnets.
A lobster from your road trip to Nova Scotia, a yellow taxi cab from that weekend getaway to NYC: Magnets may seem little, but they add a ton of clutter to a space. Repeat: A clutter-free fridge is a happy fridge; a happy fridge means a happy relationship.

5. Sports memorabilia.
Hoarding the big foam finger you sported when your team got the winning point will not bring back the team's glory days (or your youth). Players move on; so should you.

6. Video games.
Seen The Break-Up? Vince Vaughn's Gary gets the boot for his lazy ways, which include a relationship with his gaming system that overshadows that with his girlfriend. Replace Grand Theft Auto with snuggle time to ensure you're not demoted to cold nights on the couch.

7. Your stash of fashion magazines.
It all started with your subscription to Teen, and you never looked back. Unless it's an absolute must-keep issue (i.e. the cover features the cast of Friends to bemoan the series' end), remember that the Earth is your friend, and all that paper would make a cozy companion for your recycling bin.

8. Your flea-market finds.
Sometimes you can find real treasures at the local thrift shop or garage sale, but often times another person's junk is well, just junk. Review that mismatched armchair and foot rest with critical, objective eyes. If it won't add true appeal to your new place in the real-estate sense of the word, it's time to let go.

9. Your overflowing yet still undervalued baseball card collection.
You collected, you clung, you clinched no money. Release these cards to their destiny--the local pawn shop--and say hello to adulthood.

10. Ratty alma mater duds.
They were there for you during rough times: Cramming for finals, working on a doomed essay the night before it was due, dealing with the anxiety of being a new grad without a job. But let's face it: Nobody wants to see you in tattered sweats and tees, no matter how much they love you. Treat these like a garden salad and toss!

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  • Cats

    This was a big no-no for most men.

  • Globs Of Hair

    Oh right, because we're the <em>only</em> ones who shed.

  • Photos Of Exs

    We thought we'd hear this when we asked the ladies, but apparently the guys dislike it even more.

  • Blanket Attachment

    We really hope that doesn't mean we have to ditch "Blankety"!

  • Stuffed Animals

    If they didn't win it for you at the fair, they don't want you to have them... at all.

  • Posters Of Male Celebrities

    We're just going to say one thing: jealous.

  • 'Nice' Cups

    They obviously prefer us to drink out of Superman mugs. All.The.Time.

  • Dolls

    Okay, we get it. Nothing from our childhood.

  • Tampons

    We guess guys just don't want to know anything about that "time of the month."

  • Toilet Seat Left...Down?

    To be honest, this just came from one guy who said "I'll leave the toilet seat down, if you leave it up."

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  • No Toilet Paper

    Michelle Manetti, HuffPost Home Associate Editor: "Okay, I know you might not use it every time you use the bathroom. But I use it. Every.Single.Time." (<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jdac/2178910483/">Flickr photo by JDAC</a>)

  • Dirty Sheets

    Sarah Leon, Style Blog Editor: "Not washing their sheets multiple times a month. You would be horrified to know about the guys I used to live with." (<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nanovivid/1293276745/">Flickr photo by nanovivid</a>)

  • Cheap Ikea Tables

    Jessica Misener, HuffPost Style Senior News Editor: "The $10 <a href="http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40104270/">Ikea Lack coffee table</a> everyone has is so dorm-roomy... either splurge for a real table or go without!” (Ikea photo)

  • Leaving Lights On

    Christina Anderson, HuffPost Style Fashion Editor: "[My husband] leaves the lights on all over the place. Drives me nuts. He says it's okay because our light bulbs are energy efficient." (<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/54400117@N03/5069103310/">Flickr photo by Molly DG</a>)

  • Hair In Sink

    Shana Ecker, HuffPost Home Editor: "Little hairs in the sink left behind from shaving really gross me out. It only take one second to rinse the bowl -- jeez." (<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/3miraclesshy/445130002/sizes/z/in/photostream/">Flickr photo by threemiraclesshy</a>)

  • Dirty Dishes

    Rebecca Adams, HuffPost Style Associate Editor: "Dirty dishes in the sink that are over 24 hours old are a deal breaker for me. Yuck." (<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/marysuephotoeth/221660307/sizes/m/in/photostream/">Flickr photo by marysuephotoeth</a>)

  • No Books

    Raydene Salinas, Style & Home Photo Editor: "One major turnoff for me is a lack of books in a guy's place. I'm not asking for a wall of classics and an entire collection of poetry (actually that might be a turnoff too...), but a nice assortment of things he likes to read or books for reference for his hobbies or career is sufficient. If there are no books in his apartment, save maybe a bathroom reader (another issue entirely), he's already got a strike against him. Second request on this note... The books need to be on shelves, not in messy stacks on the floor (strike two)." (<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/kacleaveland/1394114805/sizes/l/in/photostream/">Flickr photo by kacleaveland</a>)

  • Clothes On Floor

    Ellie Krupnick, HuffPost Style Associate Editor: "When guys have clothing on the floor. Seriously, that shirt probably has three-day old takeout embedded in it. Not hot." (<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidmasters/3781714159/sizes/l/in/photostream/">Flickr photo by David Masters</a>)

  • No Hand Towels

    Amy Marturana, HuffPost Home Intern: "I've never been in a guy's place that actually has designated hand towels. That drives me nuts. So you just have to dry your hands on a bath towel that's usually always still wet and smelly because they waited to hang it up until five hours after they used it, and by five, I mean like 12." (<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/hokutosuisse/3313215233/sizes/l/in/photostream/">Flickr photo by HokutoSuisse</a>)

  • Lava Lamps

    Rebecca Adams, HuffPost Style Associate Editor: "A guy who owns a lava lamp or anything resembling a lava lamp." (<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/blmurch/127340324/sizes/l/in/photostream/">Flickr photo by blmurch</a>)

  • Toothpaste in the sink

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Francesca1953"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://i.huffpost.com/profiles/399613-tiny.png?20101121233313" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Francesca1953">Francesca1953</a>:<br />To me, this is a total gross out. Just rinse the sink out already!

  • Mouse Traps

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/T_TAT"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://i.huffpost.com/profiles/3724202-tiny.png?20120810133258" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/T_TAT">T TAT</a>:<br />It is disgusting to see these in a guy's house. If I ever see an actual mouse in it, I'll pass out!

  • BUGS!

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/T_TAT"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://i.huffpost.com/profiles/3724202-tiny.png?20120810133258" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/T_TAT">T TAT</a>:<br />Bugs are the absolute worst!!!

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