Task 12 – Declutter 52 Things in 52 Weeks Challenge


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My definition of purge – sell, donate, repurpose or throw away items as you see fit


Declutter 52 things in 52 weeks - Task 12

Winter Linens

I live on the Gold Coast in Queensland, so the temperature here is still quite warm, however I have been reading that some of the lovely people who live in the southern parts of Australia are feeling the chill in the evenings, winter is approaching.

CIMG6918 copyI keep all our winter linens in the top of the laundry linen cupboard. Usually when I put the linens away after the cold season has finished I go through them and purge any that need replacing or no longer functioning as needed. My kids love flannelette sheets and I find after a few years they are really worn and need replacing.

I store all our seasonal sheets in the large Ikea Kassett boxes.  When these are ready to be replaced or I can find another purpose for them, I would prefer to use plastic storage boxes for my linens.


Todays task is to:

Go through all your winter linens, purge any excess items you don’t need, or items that are very worn and need replacing.  Create a shopping list of the items you need to replace so you have them ready for winter.

For each bed in our home I have the following:

  • 2 x regular sheet sets
  • 2 x flannelette sheet sets
  • 1 x blanket
  • 2 x quilts/doonas
  • 1 x pillow
  • 1 x mattress protector
  • 1 x pillow protector

How many items have you been able to purge today?

I would like to see a photo of your purge pile on Instagram, use the hashtag #declutter52


Organising the Linen Cupboard

How to fold bed sheets, including the fitted sheet

Organising and hiding the ironing pile

How to keep up with the washing when raining

Cleaning your front loader washing machine

Decluttering odd socks

Organising the linen cupboard

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 Please join the Declutter Challenge, I truly hope that together we can make a difference in your home


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