Have you ever had an irrational mental block about a home project? Something that you started not only ignoring but avoiding all together? That is what I have been doing for the better part of a year with our linen closet. With the lack of an organized system in place, nice piles of towels turned into things being shoved where ever they would fit. It was so out of hand that on laundry day I would strip the bed, wash the sheets and then put them right back on the bed so I didn’t have to go anywhere near the linen closet. It was absolutely pathetic!
Saturday morning I woke up, made a latte and marched up stairs to face the problem head on. I opened the linen closet and I made myself look at the monogrammed towels spilling off the shelves, the gaggle of Kleenex boxes stuffed under the bottom shelf and the once functional basket of cleaning supplies buried under mismatched pillow cases.Chloe sniffed curiously at the chaos before walking away in disgust and with the last sip of my coffee, I finally felt that surge of motivation that I needed. I put on my favorite podcast and got to work! I emptied all the shelves onto the bed in our room and started going through things. I went through the medicine basket and discarded expired vitamins and sticky cough drops, I took the spare blankets to a drawer in the guest room and I refolded all the sheets and towels into nice piles.The feeling of checking this project off of my mental to-do list was amazing! I pulled my vintage typewriter down from the attic and put these handy label holder’s to work! Having cute accessories like them and the adorable soap jar really helped give the project a fun finale. It took the better part of my Saturday but now that I have “assigned seats” to everything that lives in the linen closet, I am confident the upkeep will be a breeze. I hope this silly post motivates you to tackle a project that you have had a mental block about! It will be totally worth it!