Written by one of our monthly Titus 2 contributors, Mrs. Faye Henry
I don’t know about you, but I find that the Winter is the best time of the year to clean and organize my linen closet.
If you do not have a separate closet then perhaps you could use an old wardrobe, set of drawers, or even an old trunk to hold them. My hubby painted over an old wardrobe and put in a few shelves which I use for my quilts. It is just so nice to have a space for these necessities.
To get started, I completely empty the shelves and pick over the contents to see which I want to keep…
You can organize sheets and pillowcases according to size or type of fabric. Some ladies store their sets of sheets in one of the pillowcases to the set.
With our Canadian Winters we use warmer sheets like flannel and then cooler cotton sheets for Summer. Therefore, there is a shelf for each type of fabric. Tablecloths and napkins are stored on a separate shelf. I make homemade laundry soap and rinse for them, which is frugal and healthier for your family.
During our almost 42 years of marriage I have collected lots of old fashioned linens and lace…
A little tip for getting stains out of old linens that you may find at a thrift store or whatever is to hang them in the sunshine for a couple of days.
Also, hanging tablecloths on a pants hanger on the inside of your linen closet door will save you shelf space.
Just put a cup screw on the inside of your linen closet door…
Linen closets are a great place to store extra candles and soaps or even hotel toiletries for over night guests.
I remember my Grandmother’s linen closet from when I was a child. She stored her linens in an old bureau upstairs in the spare room. The first thing you noticed when the drawer opened was the sweet smell of lavender… smile…
Today, when I open my linen closet door I smell sweet relaxing lavender.
Linen closets should smell nice… Don’t you think so?
Did you know that the simple smell of linen is a memory maker?
Your children will remember and it will take them back to the happy days of childhood, perhaps of Mama tucking them into their beds and the quiet little prayers that you prayed together.
With that in mind, I am leaving you a recipe today:
LAVENDER LINEN SPRAY
- In a 16 ounce spray bottle place 14 ounces of distilled water and 2 tsp. of lavender essential oil. If you prefer a different oil that is fine, too.
- Be sure and shake well while using as the oil and water will separate.
- Spritz your linens, sheets or towels to freshen.
Here is a link to my site for a LAVENDER POWDER RECIPE for your bedding as well.
Remember, dear ladies… It is the little things that make a house a home!
Won’t you pop over and visit Mrs. Henry at The Blessed Hearth?
Pour yourself a nice hot cup of tea and stay for awhile. The fire is lit and burning brightly and the candles smell heavenly. Biscuits are in the oven…