By Lambeth Hochwald
"My linen closet is full of stuff I haven't used in years."
Like most of the other storage spaces in your home, linen closets usually suffer from having too much stuffed in them: sheets, towels, toilet paper, comforters you haven't used in years. Not only does that make navigating the closet tricky, having too much un-aired, unused stuff in there can make everything smell musty. So, take stock. You really only need two sets of good-condition sheets for each bed in your home and a reasonable amount of towels, Samuels says. Wash and donate everything else—including pillowcases, which seem to multiply. "Get rid of errant pillowcases, keeping one or two for trick or treating," she says. Then roll the towels you have left to take less space, stack the sheets by size, and keep nonlinens together in bins or boxes.
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