Here’s another item you can purge without feelings of guilt – random, mismatched bed linens that don’t belong to a set anymore. Hear me out, piece-mealing a set together (fitted sheet, bed sheet and pillowcase) can work. I’ve even done it. But I know from going through my mom’s linen closet that there are many, many, many single pieces – fitted sheets, bed sheets, and pillow cases – that don’t match anything and usually get passed over when someone makes the bed because they don’t have matching counterparts. Just get rid of those.
Or, maybe you do have matching sets but some of them are so threadbare no one uses them. Or maybe you don’t even have a bed they fit anymore! Why let them take up space in your home and in your head? Seeing unused items in our homes creates stress and feelings of guilt because we know we’re not using them like we should. SO GET RID OF THEM! It’s really okay.
You don’t have to throw them away. You can donate them to a second hand shop or an animal shelter, you can cut them up to use as cleaning rags around the house and in the garage, keep one or two in the trunk for random picnics or beach days…. there’s really a lot you can do with them, especially if you’re crafty.
So take a few minutes today to look through your linens and if you know there’s some to get rid of, take the step and do it. You won’t miss them at all.
Do you like this tip? Disagree with it? Or have you used your old sheets in a different way? Let me know by commenting below!