#trashouttuesday / tonight we tackled the disaster also-known-as linen closet

I’ve never had an organized linen closet in 15 years of living on my own.

Let me repeat myself.

I’ve NEVER had an organized linen closet in 15 years of living on my own.

(And all my organized OCD friends just gasped out loud!!!)

Sheets and blankets just get shoved in there. Literally.
And the pillowcases are never with the matching sheets.
Goodness, the tops and bottoms of sheets aren’t even together half of the time!!

My genius husband saw a photo on Facebook a month or two ago showing how to fold sheets together inside pillowcases. HA! Let’s not mention that I probably pinned this on Pinterest 2.5 years ago myself, but I’ve never actually FOLDED them like that. It was a great idea, though πŸ™‚

Something like this – I’ve determined this is what people who get bored do in their spare time (seriously – not me):

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After the baby came, my hubby helped out with the laundry and he started folding the sheets like the photos. But, that didn’t help the disaster also-known-as our linen closet and all the other sheets that were already shoved together.

(Note: I’ve always warned our guests that it probably wouldn’t be a good idea to open this door. They could potentially get attacked and suffocated by the downfall of linens.)

There isn’t a good angle to take photos of this closet in our hallway and it’s very dark. But, here you go:

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This actually looks kinda empty with several of our sets that have just been washed not in the mix.

Tonight, for #trashouttuesday we emptied everything out. Well, except for the trusty electric blanket on the bottom that we used to have before kids and when we were poor newlyweds and we didn’t run our heat as much in the winter. True story.

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I dumped everything out in the middle of the floor.

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I sorted. Brian helped me fold. And he may or may not have threatened to quit as I had the nerve to critique his folding skills. Ooops.

Now, I present to you our FIRST EVER ORGANIZED LINEN CLOSET!!!!

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I just don’t know what to think. I kinda want to just stand in the hall and stare.

Also – don’t decide to clean out your linen closet on a night when you send your kids to bed early for bad behavior (and they are driving you nuts) – when the linen closet is located RIGHT outside their bedroom. Bad timing. But, we whispered and they are still sleeping…woooohoooo for awesome nerdy parents that fold sheets in the night!!!!

Happy birthday eve, Brian. You now have your dream linen closet. It only took almost 12 years πŸ™‚

PS – I WON A CHILI COOKOFF AT WORK TODAY!!! People. This is a miracle. Here is proof. I shall be sharing my award winning chili recipe on Saturday. Do. Not. Miss. It.

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