30 Days to an Organized Life Day 28
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Today we are working on the hidden clutter in the linen closet.
Ideally this spot in the house would be designated only for sheets and towels but I know at our house it has become a catch-all for medical supplies, toiletries, light bulbs, candles and more.
I spent 10 minutes on our linen closet and working quickly I accomplished the following:
- I removed blankets, towels and sheets that we are no longer using and put them aside to give away.
- I re-folded all linens.
- I removed all items from the middle shelf with the two containers, quickly sorted them into medical supplies and toiletries like sunscreen. I placed the items back in the containers and on the shelf.
- I moved items that belonged elsewhere.
- I folded the sides of the cardboard box inside itself so it looks neater.
I did not have time to deal with the approximately 15 pounds of travel size toiletries in the yellow shoe box but I am quite happy with the way the closet looks now and I feel peaceful when I open the door rather than overwhelmed.
Speaking of shoe boxes, you may notice that I am using several recycled organizing containers: shoe box, cardboard box, dish pan and wire basket. Organization tools don’t have to cost a lot of money. Click here for more ideas to Organize on a Budget.
Remember our motto: Progress Not Perfection. It’s better to go ahead and organize using items you have around the house rather than waiting until you can get the “perfect” container.
On another note, you will notice that we have several packs of bath tissue at the bottom of the closet. These are part of my bi-monthly 48 Roll Amazon Toilet Paper purchase. I LOVE not having to worry about running out of toilet paper and the price is great! I leave the box in the garage and bring in a few packs at a time for the closet.
Today’s Task 1: Spend 10 minutes cleaning out and organizing your linen closet. Remove items that belong in another area, refold linens and group like items together. Use shoe boxes for small items until you can find or purchase (cheaply!) a better container.
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