Good for Your Soul: Bust Some Behind-Closed-Doors Clutter

published Jan 12, 2017
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One of the experiences that I try to fit into the Cure is how good it feels to shine a little light on parts of your home that you don’t deal with on a daily basis. Spending a bit of time and attention (just once a year or so!) on the maintenance of places like your linen closet or the under the sink cabinet in your bathroom or kitchen is good for your home and for your soul. Knowing that worn out things and clutter are hiding behind closed doors is a bummer, clearing them out is a boost. Start today with the linens and see what I mean…

Today’s Assignment:

Take time today to go through your linens:

  • Towels & Washcloths
  • Sheets & Pillowcases
  • Duvet Covers, Comforters & Blankets
  • Dishcloths & Tea Towels

Pare them down as needed by sorting into three piles:

  • good ones that you actually use
  • ones in decent shape that you have not used in a year or more
  • ones that are worn out

When sorting, don’t get hung up on holding on to too many extras of things “just in case”. Think realistically about your actual real-life use of these items in the past year to determine the need to hang on to them.

Then, fold the good ones neatly and return to their (now less crowded!) storage spot. Put the decent ones you no longer use in the outbox and cut or tear up the remainder for your rag bag. Tada!

Note: Animal shelters are a great place to inquire about donating your no-longer used linens.

Whether you blast through your linens or choose a different “behind closed doors” spot to clear today, this should be a quick one. Let us all know what you chose to do and how it went…along with any other updates or thoughts on how your Cure is going!

More Info:
  • The January Cure 2017 Main Page
  • Download the printable pdf calendar: January Cure 2017
  • Share your progress on Instagram: #thejanuarycure
  • You Can Still Join The January Cure: