Today I tackled my linen closet. I have been wanting to do this for so long. Since I had the big kids home today I thought I’d do it today while I had them to
chase play with their little brother.
I followed my PROCESS steps. First my plan: I wanted to purge out a lot of the sheet sets we no longer use, put the items we don’t use often on the out of reach top shelf and just get the whole area functioning in a more efficient and manageable way. Sheet sets were literally shoved in and whenever I pulled one out the whole pile would come with it.
Next step up: remove everything from the space.
What a mess but the kids sure had fun jumping into the heap!
Next I organized into piles: all blankets together, double size sheets together, queen, single, beach towels, bath towels, etc… and then the big PURGE! Boy did I clean house. We don’t even have a double bed in the house anymore so out those sheet sets went. I also only kept three sheet sets for our bed and so only kept my favorites. Many of the towels had seen better days as well so I let them go as well.
Note: I keep two laundry baskets in my storage room, one for old sheets and one for old towels. These come in handy for painting drop cloths, spills and roof leaks.
Here is a picture of my beautiful purge pile:
Finally I got to move into my favorite step and put in some containers! Some wicker baskets in the back to hold the baby blankets and crib sheets and plastic in the front to hold hand towels and extra pillowcases.
(Updated: I forgot to mention that I had wanted to fold my sheets all fancy, one inside the other, I even went online to learn how. But, truth be told, most days I’m just happy if the sheets get folded any old way. By having less sheet sets I don’t have to worry so much about making my sheets compact enough to fit the space.)
**Smile and relax**