Wacky Wednesday - Linen Closets
Is your linen closet as wacky as mine? People (the little ones) get things out and shove things back in. Sometimes it appears that the contents of my linen closet have been involved in a tornado. Well, today we will fix that problem. We are going to simplify your linen closet so that you do not dread opening that door!
First, we are going to do what we did yesterday. Take EVERYTHING out of the closet. Everything including the blood pressure cuff and asthma huffer thingy that was in a plastic container in my closet. Next, sort your items and put them in categories. My catergories are queen size sheets, twin xl sheets, blankets, pillow cases (because we have several extra), a sewing kit, table cloths, curtains, and other odds and ends.
Now, put your sheet sets together. Can you fold a fitted sheet? I sure can't! But, Martha Stewart is the Queen! Here is a link to her video on how to fold a fitted sheet. Perhaps I can learn to do it correctly!
Next, sort through your towels and washcloths. Put the ragged or extra ones in pile. Find the things that don't belong a new home.
Great! Now you are ready to put your nicely folded items back in the closet. It helps me to have a designated container for my things. That way nothing gets mixed up and has a better chance of staying folded. Another plus is that you can tell when you have too many of an item. If the container is full then you do not need any more. If you must purchase more of that item then get rid of some.
I like to use bins and today I am using 31 bins to organize and simplify my linen closet. I have a friend that is a 31 consultant and I get some great deals. You can also buy bins at Walmart, Target, or anywhere. Just make sure they are large enough for your linens, at least 12x12. Put your bins back in the closet and you are done! This bin system is easy to maintain.
Now how about donating those lone sheets and less than stellar towels to the local dog shelter or Humane society. They can always use these type of supplies.
Do you need someone there to cheer you on while you are simplifying your closet? Maybe you just want someone to do it for you. Give me a call!
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