When it’s hot outside and you feel overwhelmed by all your clutter inside, here’s a suggestion to clear a path to order, peace and calm in your life. Organize your linen closets. Yes, you read that right! Most of us rarely think about the importance of our linens, but your sheets and towels are central to providing a good quality of life. From that perspective, it’s fitting that they be treated with the respect they deserve. Shoving your sheets into a pile in your closet does not honor their importance in your life. Plus, the jumbled mess takes up more room than those properly sorted and put away.
First, gather all your sheets, towels, hand towels, washclothes, pillowcases, summer spreads, mattress pads, blankets, quilts and hall-closet stuff together in one location. Clean off the shelves and let them air out a bit.
Now, look at each item critically. Make sure everything you want to keep is in first-rate condition. Eliminate sheets with soil marks that are not going to come out and blankets that haven’t been used for years.
Next, ask yourself if you really need more than 2 sets of sheets for each bed? This is the time to sort through and donate the bedding, towels and junk that has been shoved in those recesses silently creating chaos in your closets and your life.
Finally, neatly fold up and carefully shelve what you plan to keep. You will be pleased every time you open your closet door. By treating these little thought-of possessions with care, you’ll be creating an environment of peace and serenity.
Sleep well tonight!