A linen closet is a luxury. I've lived in enough houses to know. :) This house has a narrow closet in the hallway that I have luxuriously claimed as a linen closet. In the only previous home where we had a linen closet, Mr. Tribe required it as overflow for his half of the closet for t-shirts + athletic wear. In this house he has our coat closet for such. Not everyone around here has gone full-on minimalist. :) These concessions require shuffling of the things that are meant to be housed in these designated spots...but that's a story for another day.
The thing that woke me up to seeing my linen closet again was the fact that I was moving our light blanket back and forth from chair to bed every morning + night...folded all the while (never in use). I needed to make space for it in the linen closet. The process didn't take long or require much from me. I just needed to remove the excess.
-3 feather pillow forms
-a spare hand towel
-a twin sized duvet cover
-a few textiles
-an underbed storage bag
-The pillow forms took up a lot of space + I can imagine uses for them...but these imagined scenarios have not happened yet. Use it or lose it.
-The hand towel has replaced the embarrassing one downstairs...which joined the rags.
-The twin sized duvet cover can be replaced by using her summer blanket in its place. She doesn't like constantly adjusting it (+ didn't use it last winter) anyway.
-The textiles are under consideration for projects + were moved in with my craft supplies.
-The storage bag was kept because we have tended to move often + I might need it in a different home. It's being donated.
This process took me about ten minutes. That blanket found its place in the linen closet + I'm left wondering what took me so long. :)