How Many of Everything Do You Really Need?

How Many of Everything Do You Really Need?

Abby Stone
Sep 22, 2008

atla-092208-howmany.jpgIn our apartment, closet space is limited. Last year, when we cleaned out our linen closet, we realized that we had four sets of sheets and pillowcases sitting on the shelf. Since we only have one bed and we do laundry weekly, the math seemed to be off. One set of sheets on the bed plus one in the laundry equals two sets. So we decided to get rid of two sets. This not only freed up space in the linen closet, but this year, when we bought new sheets, since we were only buying two sets, we could get the more expensive sheets we'd been jonesing for...

We ask the same questions when it comes to other items in our home. Suddenly, we've found ourselves getting rid of stuff: towels, cleaning rags, clothing, all went to thrift store along with the sheets. Most of us have way more than we need or use. What about you? How many do you really need?

[image: suzie goombs]

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