When I look at a well-organized linen closet I notice they have a lot less stuff than I do. I’m still trying to figure out what amounts of things I need. I have a bin in the attic of old towels for washing cars and camping. In addition, each child has 1 towel to themselves, color coded. We have about 2 dozen
almost white washcloths Then I have lots of misc towels from wedding presents 14 years ago, my college days and some from Darren’s college days. Makes you wonder what actually landed in the rag bin, huh?
I’m waiting to buy new towels until we remodel our bathroom. I’m not sure what colors I’ll settle on and want to make that decision later. I plan to buy 2 bath sheets, 2 bath towels, 3 hand towels, and 8 face cloths. I just made those numbers up, but I think that is what we can use and wash and store well. Each of our beds has 2 sets of sheets. Plus 2 sets for the guest bedroom in the attic. That’s 18 sets of sheets! Not to mention extra mattress pads; blankets; duvets etc.
These things make me happy: Neat stacks of folded linens; pretty shelf paper; shelf labels; matching bins; and coordinating colors. I love guest items that aren’t used very often tied up with ribbon. And labels. Lots of labels.