One of the reasons that our house has clutter is that I don’t get rid of things that are still useable. Our linen closet used to be filled to the brim of older comforters, threadbare towels, and overflowing with hotel samples of shampoo/conditioner/shower gel. Tablecloths, napkins, placemats can all pile up. Something most people didn’t really know before running a decluttering mission is how they really love to collect and use cloth napkins, of every sort and variety. They really are very pretty, and you can easily accumulate a lot of different colors and patterns, as well as have napkins for basically every holiday and season.
Digging into the linen closet poses a bigger challenge for some homeowners. Here is a handy list from SettingMyIntentions.com for decluttering:
- Pull everything out of the closet – sheets, towels, washcloths, and bins of “extras”
- Place out all the items from on the floor to inspect
- Throw out anything stained, ripped or outdated – if still good donate, or use for cleaning cloths.
- Put extra fabric, extra duvet covers, and bed skirts that we won’t use anymore for the donation pile.
- “Extras” you can’t live without are rearranged to fit neatly in the back on the top shelf.
You can do this. There are people in need of your good-condition used items and if you think you might miss it – take a photo on your phone. of it so you can remember. Many times an item reminds us of a person, place or time and a photo will do the trick.
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