30 Day Organize athon 08

30-Day Organize-athon | Day 8: Organize Your Linen Closet

30-Day Organize-athon 08

Welcome to the 30-Day Organize-athon!

In today’s 5 minutes we’re going to express-organize your bed linen, towels, and table linen.

Think: clarity, freedom, and order. Let’s start.

Day 8: Organize Your Bed Linen, Towels, & Table Linen

Step 1: Get a large bag (you may need to buy more bags soon!) and open up your linen shelves. Moving quickly from top left to bottom right, toss out any:

  • Sheets and pillowcases that are old, stained or tatty
  • Towels that are old, stained or tatty
  • Tablecloths that are old, stained or tatty
  • Napery that is old, stained or tatty
  • Blankets that are old, stained or tatty
  • Quilts that are old, stained or tatty
  • Bed linen, table linen and towels that are surplus to your general needs (allow for guests and keep a couple of old towels for spills and leaks).

Step 2: If something is really lovely, and can be rejuvenated by laundering or dry cleaning, and you’re certain you’re happy to make the effort, then put it into a separate bag. It’s unlikely anything else will be donation-worthy, except perhaps excess table linen that’s in good condition.

Step 3: Pop your bag(s) into the trash and/or take to the car for dry cleaning/donation.

Step 4: Do a quick re-order of your linen closet to make better use of the newly liberated space.

And you’re done!

Got an Extra 5 Minutes?

  1. Check your pillows – do you need to update them? If so, add pillows to your shopping list.
  2. Organize your linens with the main fold facing out, toward you. It looks much nicer this way. Smile
  3. If you have an attractive table, consider dispensing with tablecloths altogether in favor of placemats. You’ll save on storage space and laundry.

Now don’t you just want to admire your beautiful linen closet?

The 30-Day Organize-athon Mantra

Move fast. Don’t overthink. Let it go!

Start the 5-minute timer now.

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Please leave a comment below to say you’ve completed today’s task.

See you tomorrow!

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227 thoughts on “30-Day Organize-athon | Day 8: Organize Your Linen Closet

  1. rdohne says:

    It’s been tough to get started but I climbed a mountain today. It only took 3 hours (not counting the time to get to the SPCA) . I took EVERYTHING out of my walk-in linen closet and threw it all on my bed and the bedroom floor. Not exaggerating when I say It was three feet high. I stated to sort keep and give/throw away. I finally found a place to sit on my bed so I could continue the purging process. When I finally decided what to get rid of, I had filled 5 large garbage bags and a large Space Bag filled with sheets, towels, and blankets for the local SPCA. Put it right in the car and drove it over to them.

    Feels Great!!!

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