I don’t want to admit how long our hallway upstairs has looked like this:
And this is a GOOD day!! hahahah
It’s usually a maze to walk through. The laundry room is at the end of the hallway and all of our bedrooms are upstairs. It’s easy to sit and fold in the floor of the hallway. Not so easy to clear the hallway.
Somehow clothes and towels and blankets and linens never make it to their final destination. Part of the problem is that everything doesn’t have a home, or won’t fit in its home and so our things just sit. In the hallway. Driving Brian crazy.
And Brock has a party throwing folded clothes….
Today I’m declaring a new rule for the Haigler household (and if I’m being honest, I’m nervous about saying this out loud because it will DEFINITELY come back to bite me).
“IF IT DON’T FIT, WE AIN’T KEEPIN’ IT!”
Yes. You heard it right folks.
And Brian said,
I’ve been working the last couple weeks on our clothing problem and I’ve actually gotten rid of quite a bit.
Today I decided to tackle ALLLL of the linens.
We are such a blanket loving family.
And all of my great-grandmothers made blankets – thus this big stack of heirlooms in our spare bedroom currently. I promised Chloe and Joy that we’d redo the spare bedroom (aka their summer home) and these blankets are going to have to go in the coming weeks.
Our linen closet has stayed pretty organized, but we definitely weren’t using all of the space effectively. I’ve noticed I have a bad habit of not utilizing closets and drawers effectively, thus stuff piles up and it could easily be put away if I would just declare a “home” for everything we own.
This was before I started this afternoon. You can’t really tell, but there is a lot of open space above that top shelf. I’m the only one that can reach it. I knew that would be perfect to keep all of our family blankets.
Yay! Then I made all of the blankets and sheets we use most often accessible on the eye level shelves. No more excuses of people not being able to help put things away!!
Everything is put away and it feels soooo good to have room for everything. I know some of you are just itching to comment about how we still have too much. I have my reasons. Part of our dream for our property involves cottages – and I want to use a lot of the blankets we already have. So, don’t judge my linen problem, mmmmk??? 🙂
I also put away items in our other hall closet.
The beach towels are now easily accessible by everyone in the family. Double YAY!!!!
Now, look at this beautiful hallway.
Whew, now you can really tell our carpet needs to be stretched!!
And the best part is my donate pile from today’s cleanup.
I’m committing each week to have a pile of donate – whatever doesn’t fit. And these items WILL BE GONE from our house by next Tuesday. I’ll be sure to update you in our next #trashouttuesday post here on the blog.
Do you have a home for every item in your home? Don’t worry. Me neither. Start now and start small. Pick one item to focus on at a time and find a place for every single thing to be put away. If all of your items don’t fit, figure out what to get rid of and donate immediately. Linens are a great place to start!
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