The Linen Closet

by admin on February 21, 2018

I wish I had taken a before photo of this linen shelf.  Just picture everything jammed in there, tumbling in a cascade down to the floor and the contents of the black crate pushing the wire shelf up out of its holder.  I sorted through all of it, matching sets as best as I could.  I placed the fitted and top sheets into the pillowcase for a nice neat package.  I saved one extra set per bed.  I chose that number on the premise that if all of my kids get sick at once and required their sheets be changed, I would have a clean set.  If they happen to get sick again before the other set is out of the washer and dryer, then I can use a sleeping bag, etc.  Really, how many do you need?  I’m not going to tell you how many you need, but I would say that in this modern day of automatic washer and dryer, you can afford to go with “less is more”.  I also kept 2 extra pillowcases for the occasional bloody or runny nose.

I ended up with this pile to donate.  When I think about getting rid of stuff, I always think about that Scripture passage Luke 3:11 “If you have two coats, give one away…”  I think that’s helpful advise!  Donating is a form of almsgiving, since the items we donate will either directly benefit someone in need or the proceeds from its sale will.  This information can help us get over our reluctance to let things go.  Happy purging!

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