Here is the twelfth post in our Kick the Clutter Challenge series. It challenges you to look through your lurking linens.
Linen closets look fabulous when the sheets, towels and other items are folded neatly and organized by color. Does your linen closet look like someone just crammed all of the linens on the shelves? Is nothing folded? Are some of those towels so thin you can see through them? Time to rid your closet of lots and lots of linens lurking.
If your nest is empty then you don’t need all those sets of sheets. How many bedrooms do you have and how often are they actually used? It’s not necessary to have two sheet sets per bed, 32 bath towels, 22 washcloths and 12 extra blankets.The local shelter will love all these items, especially since fall and winter are approaching. Charities are usually running low on towels and sheets at this time of the year.
Can’t figure how to fold those fitted sheets and make them look tidy? Watch this video and Martha Stewart will guide you through the steps. We all aspire to having a linen closet that Martha would be proud of but most of our linen closets don’t come close. So just take it a shelf at a time and make a pile for trash (if the linens have lots of holes or stains on them), a pile to keep and a pile to donate.
The key to a neat linen closet is getting rid of all the extra linens and the pieces that are old. If friends or family come to visit, you want them to have fluffy towels to use and comfy sheets on their beds.
Do the sheets on your bed feel silky and help you drift off to slumberland quickly? Or are they nubby and rough on your skin? Amazon has great deals on sheets and your sleep is very important to your health so go ahead and splurge.
Leave a comment below and let us know what shape your linen closet is in.