While the biggest thrust of spring cleaning is to tidy up the spaces you live in, it’s just as important to clean out those more utilitarian areas, like the linen closet. Springtime is the perfect time to take stock of what you have & decide what needs to be kept & what needs to be ditched (& by ditched I mean that gently used items can be donated while more rigorously used items can be recycled into cleaning rags). Lots of people have proposed methods for tackling the linen closet. We also have a couple tricks up our sleeve regarding linen closet organization & caring for your bedding. Martha Stewart, of course, has several articles that have worthy points of interest. I’ve found her tip to place bed linens inside a matching pillow case to be rather ingenious idea (though I’m doubting this would work terribly well with winter bedding, like flannel). Personally, even though I absolutely dread the whole tedious task, once it’s done, I find myself smitten with just how organized & clean things look. It’s not unlikely for me to create reasons to go into the linen closet just to gaze at my handiwork. Isn’t it nice to be able to open the door & not be assaulted by piles of disheveled, unidentified stuff? Rather, you can easily grab whatever it is you need & be on to your next task. Fantastic!
Do you have any successful linen closet tips that you’d like to share? What’s your most loathsome spring cleaning chore?