Back before I had kids, this was what Friday night looked like.
With kids, I often wish I was spending my Friday nights doing that!
Instead, I spend it doing this: cleaning our playroom. This is how the disaster area looked Friday afternoon:
And this is how it looked an hour later, with some help from #3.
Maybe not as much fun as the tequila, but at least I wasn’t hungover Saturday morning.
Well, here it is. The big unveiling of my updated linen closet.
Updated, meaning in this case, clean. I went online and did some research for some pointers on organizing a linen closet. I went to the usual suspects: Martha Stewart and Real Simple.
I learned some interesting pieces of information along the way like you should have 3 sets of towels and 3 sets of sheets per person in the house. This way, there is a set in use, a set in the closet and a set in the laundry. Hmm…I had no idea. Another thing I learned was another way of folding sheets. I suppose this seems like common sense but it changed my life. Here’s a demonstration on how to fold sheets in a clean, organized way.
I used only items I already had on hand to help with my closet clean up. Here is a Melissa and Doug package, I used to organize floss, toothpaste, clippers etc.
I used two Ikea baskets to contain surplus items.
So with the help of much purging and my lovely ikea baskets, here is my linen closet now.
Ah…what a breath of fresh air. Imagine being able to find everything? I can!
This success makes me want to tackle other scary places in my house like the pantry and the cedar closet. Stay tuned.
Whoever invented fire, and the fire in a metal box, finishing with bringing that box in the house, I want to thank them. We are staying close to the fire tonight – hope you are too!