If you’d like a short organizing project that can make a positive change in your life, consider reorganizing your linen closet. Sheets and towels are used daily, and by organizing this space, you can save precious time. Here are 7 reasons to organize your linen closet.
1. To save time putting away laundry
When you arrange your linen closet to have a set area for different sizes of sheets and towels, these will be much easier to put away after washing. By adding labels to the shelves, or containing linens in baskets or fabric bins, you and your family will be able to quickly put the items back in the proper place.
2. To make it easier to find items
With an organized linen closet, you and your family will save time searching for items because every linen will have a defined home. Bed making and changing towels will be faster and easier.
3. To be ready for guests
If your linen closet is set up to store guest sheets and towels, extra blankets, pillows, sleeping bags and air mattresses, you will be better ready for guests any time. You will be prepared for visiting relatives or a child’s sleepove because everything will be easily accessible.
4. To streamline packing for trips
If you need linens such as beach towels or sheets for vacations, having an organized linen closet will streamline the packing process.
5. To know what purchases you need to make
After decluttering and organizing your linen closet, you may find that you need something like an extra set of sheets for a guest room. Because of organizing, you will know exactly what items you need to buy and can shop for those items at your leisure.
6. To be charitable
Although you can repurpose old tattered towels, sheets, and blankets as rags, some animal shelters accept donations of these things for lining the bedding areas of pets waiting to be adopted. If you have linens in good shape, but you don’t want them any more, consider donating them to the charitable organization of your choice.
7. To improve relationships
Families argue about many things, including searching for or putting away linens. By having a clear location for these things, and designating which towels go to each bathroom and which sheets sets go to each bed, you can help reduce family conflict.
The main benefit of organizing any area is that you and your family will save time searching for items resulting in less stress and chaos. If you live in the Raleigh, North Carolina area and need hands-on organizing assistance or want a do-it-yourself plan, I’d love to help you. If you live elsewhere, I offer virtual organizing services via FaceTime and Skype to help you with any size organizing project. Please contact me for a free phone consultation to get started.