So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. Galatians 6:9

Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished! Luke 1:45

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Neat Linens

On Saturday, I got the urge to de-clutter our linen closet. The after picture is below and as you can see it badly needed it. I ended up with a lot of space in there -- about one whole shelf's worth.

But I wanted to tell you about a great tip I read in a magazine. I think it was in a Woman's Day magazine but I can't remember now.

See the thick pillow like forms on the right of the 2nd and 3rd shelf. Those are sheet sets. The writer of the article I read suggested putting the set inside of one of its pillowcases. Then when you need to make a bed with fresh linens, you can just grab the pillowcase that holds it all and go. In other words, each of those is a pillowcase that holds the matching fitted sheet, flat sheet, and pillowcase. In one case, it also has the two shams inside.

And look at how neat and clean it looks. I am all over that tip.

One warning: de-cluttering is contagious. I've been walking around looking for more stuff to de-clutter since that made me feel so good.


Ann said...

i LOVE the pillowcase trick, i do that too!!

we declutter in our sleep, so i understand.

Mary J said...

that's smart! I am always looking for the second pillowcase that has dropped down a shelf by curious means.

Born Blonde said...

I just really like the idea that it's all there in one bundle. Just grab it and go

... without searching through the pillowcase pile and endless pile of sheets. :)

Jenn said...

Love this idea! Wish I had already done it