If you have been following my post on the decluttering process, I want to thank you for journeying with us. I hope you are encouraged to declutter and begin to live a clutter-free lifestyle.
Let us move on to clean up and organise the linen closet. My linen closet tends to be a dumping ground for many of our random things. I have to clean this area of our home most often to prevent it from being a catch-all.
Here is my decluttering process for my linen closet:
- My first step is to empty the shelves and place all the items on the floor.
- Next is to clean and wipe the shelves. I also take this time to vacuum the carpet or the floor.
- Then I start sorting, one item/category at a time. For example, I sort all the linen first, such as the bedsheets, quilts, blankets, throws and pillowcases. I keep the ones I use most often and consider donating the ones I no longer use or throw the stained or torn ones. Then I move on to the other items. (The Consider box is for things that I am not sure of letting it go. If I have not used it in a year or two, chances are I might never use it. I will declutter this box in six months to one year.)
- Remember the five categories and sort through the things into Keep, Toss, Sell, Donate or to be Considered.
- Next, I organise my linen closet using containers or boxes to hold similar items such as washcloths, towels, and so on. Then I keep like items together and arrange them neatly on the shelves.
Here are some tips I have learned:
- Keeping bedding sets together. Use one pillowcase to store the bedsheet and the other pillowcases alike together. Having the set in one pillowcase makes it easy to find and grab.
- Use fragrance sachets or drops of essential oils on a cotton ball and place it in the linen closet to keep it smiling fresh.
- Using baskets or boxes is an easy way to keep the shelves looking tidy.
I hope you find these tips useful. Play an audible book or turn on some music and enjoy your decluttering process. Fewer things, less clutter and less mess.