Cleared, vacuumed and ready to refill
What do you do when you need to clean out every closet and drawer you own? You have to start somewhere. Today I share a linen closet, a re-purpose for grandmother's old wardrobe, filling a chest of drawers with more garments using less space. Join me won't you.
This closet has been a linen, cleaning products, items not frequently used storage space. I had to clean and clear this spot to enable accessibility and best use.
You can see it was filled to the brim. The first thing to do of course was to empty and go through each item to see if needed.
I put the sheets and pillowcases onto my bed for going through and deciding what to keep. Some may not be in excellent shape but make for good tents for the kids and good use in the camper. You can never get enough bed linens for camper use.(Is that the hoarder in me talking? Probably).
Don't you just love these sheet sets? I do and the fact that MaryJane uses organic cottons etc. I found these at a great price. I love the fact that they come in their own fabric envelope for neat storage.
You probably already know that I'm a member of MaryJane's Farm Sisterhood. A wonderful group of people and I invite you to check it out here.
This wardrobe was my grandmother's and I just had to find a place for it because of the sentimental value to me. Sure it needs to be refinished, but that can be a project for another day. I was looking for something to place in a bathroom to hold towels, simple medicines like aspirin etc., makeup etc.
This came at a very good time.
It looks a little jumbled but I know where everything is. I will straighten towels and turn the same way for a better look. It holds a lot of needed things. I really enjoy it in here.
I have found that it is so very easy to fold the shirts and pants to enable many more pieces to be stored in smaller spaces.
The added benefit is that by turning them folded side up I can see exactly what the item is without rambling through the drawers and tumbling garments in the process. You just open choose pull out and close.
DIY EASY CASUAL SHIRT FOLDING
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I donated quite a few clothing items and a quarter of them still had tags on them. I did decide on a clean sweep. If I had not worn something in a couple of years I didn't keep the garments. It was a major decision for me because I buy traditional garments that can be worn for years and years and years. I did breathe a sigh of relief for the clear space and will now be more critical when choosing what I will replace the clothing with.
I thought I'd include Martha Stewart Folding a Fitted Sheet