Day 19: Full of Sheets

Via Marylee Fairbanks
on Oct 18, 2011
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We live in a very old house so closet space is limited.  I have one closet that houses my coats, linens, pillows, and a few rarely worn, fancy dresses. Needless to say, this space needed some de-cluttering.

I had four sets of sheets for guests.  I don’t even have a guest room.

This is a perfect example of holding onto things that we don’t need “just in case”.

Unnecessary pillows and sheet cluttered up this much needed space.  I bagged them up and sent all but one extra set to charity.

I kept the fancy dresses though.  I wear them, on occasion, and the ones that are too youthful, I will save and give to my goddaughter.


You need a new pillow when:

Down and feather pillows, fold your pillow in half . If the pillow stays folded when you release it, you need a new pillow. It should spring back to its original shape and fluffiness.

Synthetic fiber pillows, Fold the pillow in half and put a heavy book on it. The pillow bounce back to its original shape and toss the book. 

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Other pieces by Marylee:   American MomThe Princess Of Garbage DaySing Out, Clara, and Letter From A Bully.



About Marylee Fairbanks

Marylee Fairbanks is a columnist for Gaiam, elephant journal, My Life Yoga, and, Her essays explore Motherhood and yoga, but mainly focus on her experiences with her young son and the many ways he helps her grow. She is a registered yoga teacher and founder of Chakras Yoga and The 24 Things. She teaches Chakras Balancing workshops and yoga classes. Prior to having her son, she performed in Broadway musicals across the country. Marylee lives in Massachusetts with her husband, son, and dogs. Find her on her website and follow her on twitter.


One Response to “Day 19: Full of Sheets”

  1. Tanya Lee Markul says:

    Great stuff.

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