March 26th Show
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On today's show:
Happy Easter Weekend
March Spring Clean Part Four
The Linen Closet
Guest, Asha Dornfest of Parenthacks.com
Happy Easter Weekend!
Spring Cleaning Part Four: The Linen Closet
Its the time of year to lighten and brighten our cozy sleeping quarters so pull off that blood red velvet winter comforter and find your light airy Spring edition. While you're in there... pull EVERYTHING out and lets get you Moxified! There is no greater waster of time than being disorganized and we use 20% of what we own 80% of the time... so basically we need a LOT less! To simplify my closet I transitioned to all white towels and all white sheets so everything always matches and if a pillowcase or towel needs tossed, I can just replace that and it all still matches. Keeps the laundry more efficient as well.
1. Remove everything and wipe down the shelving.
2. Go through your towels/wash clothes, put stained or torn ones in the cleaning rags bucket. Refold what stays in a way that most easily transitions to your bathroom.
3. Go through sheets, sort them into complete matching sets. Fold complete sets together and slide into one of the set's pillowcases. Keep all of the same size sheet sets together and label the shelf so everyone knows. Keep extra pillowcases in a small basket next to sheets.
4. Keep bulky items such as extra pillows (review how many you really need to be keeping) on the top shelves and always wash the blankets/quilts that are going back in for storage as body oils, etc. are what attract the bugs.
5. Be sure there is space for air to pass through between the stacks to keep it from getting musty and add cedar or lavender sachets to keep it all fresh.
Now doesn't that feel better already...?!
Special guest, Asha Dornfest of www.Parenthacks.com joined us to share stories and insights from the community of parents that she has brought together since she started this journey back in 2005.
Her New book "Parent Hacks" is loaded with smart, funny and insightful uses for everyday things to help make parenting a little easier.