Are you tired of a cluttered linen closet filled with towels and washcloths? It’s time to declutter and simplify! In this post, we’ll explore some tips and tricks to declutter bath towels and washcloths, so you can have a more organized and functional linen closet.

Declutter Bath Towels and Washcloths

Welcome to my Year Long Thorough Declutter Series. We declutter 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week. Each day we do a daily task based on the room we are working on. Today, our task is to declutter bath towels and wash cloths in your 1st bathroom.

The best way to develop a new habit is by slowly and daily application. We will begin a new daily declutter habit starting with the 1st bathroom. In the Year Long Thorough Declutter Series, we will declutter 30 minutes a day, five days a week on weekdays. Sign up to receive daily encouragement and motivation.

Plus, you’ll learn your specific daily task to work toward completing the goal of a Year Long Thorough Declutter where you will declutter every space and learn how to start to purge your house. Are you ready to finally get organized? If so, will you join us? Leave a comment below to subscribe.

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Currently we are working on decluttering the 1st bathroom. The daily task for today, March 27, 2023, is to declutter bath towels and wash cloths. Remember, we are focusing on just the 1st bathroom area, so don’t declutter your whole house. We will cover each room separately.

declutter bath towels and washcloths

6 Steps to Declutter Bath Towels and Washcloths

  1. Start with a Plan

Before you start decluttering your bath towels and washcloths, create a plan. Determine the number of towels and washcloths that you need for your household, and consider any guests you may have. This will help you stay focused and avoid keeping unnecessary items.

  1. Discard Damaged or Stained Towels

Take a look at each towel and washcloth and discard any that are damaged or stained. Towels with holes or frayed edges should be tossed, as well as those with stains that can’t be removed. Don’t hold onto items that are no longer usable.

  1. Keep Enough for Regular Use

Keep enough towels and washcloths for regular use, but avoid keeping more than you need. Generally, two bath towels per person and one washcloth per person is sufficient. If you have guests frequently, consider keeping extra towels for their use.

  1. Donate or Repurpose Old Towels

Instead of throwing away old towels, consider donating them to an animal shelter or using them as rags for cleaning around the house. Old towels can also be repurposed as beach towels or picnic blankets.

  1. Store Towels and Washcloths Wisely

Once you’ve decluttered and decided which towels and washcloths to keep, store them wisely. Use shelf dividers to keep stacks of towels and washcloths organized, and consider rolling them instead of folding them to save space. Store them in a linen closet or in a designated area in your bathroom.

  1. Rotate Towels and Washcloths

To prevent wear and tear on your bath towels and wash cloths, consider rotating them out. You can do this by season or by color. You could use the lighter towels in the warmer seasons and heavier towels in the colder season. You could also choose a different color for each season.

Declutter Bath Towels and Washcloths

In conclusion, decluttering your bath towels and washcloths is a simple yet effective way to streamline your daily routine and create a more organized and stress-free bathroom environment. By following the steps outlined in this post, you can easily identify which items are essential and which can be donated, recycled, or repurposed. By reducing clutter in your linen closet or bathroom drawers, you can free up space, save time, and improve the overall functionality and aesthetic of your living space. Remember, decluttering is an ongoing process, so make it a habit to regularly assess and refresh your towel and washcloth collection to maintain a clutter-free home.

I personally have a bad habit of placing items that need to be donated in the laundry room behind the door. Out of sight, out of mind, right? Wrong. Delaying decisions means we still need to declutter.

Maybe you have a habit of delaying decisions, too. Let’s decide today where your decluttered items need to go. Do they need to be donated? Disposed of? Don’t delay that decision any longer. If they need to be donated, sort and put them in your vehicle. Then, make a note in your calendar to drop them off at your favorite charity.

As you are decluttering your items, I want you to try not to just move them to another room. You may be tempted to do that. However, resist the urge to keep everything. Decluttering means we actually part with these items. Otherwise, assign those items a permanent home where you can best utilize them.

Step By Step Decluttering guidelines for How to Declutter Bath Towels and Washcloths

1.Only spend time on your specific daily task. 

2.Do not get side-tracked or distracted. 

3.Work within a time of day that you have the most energy and stamina. This is one of the most useful declutter motivation tips. Listen to your body and work at decluttering when you feel the most alert and energized.

4.Avoid thinking too long about whether to keep or discard an item. This is one specific way for How to Be Ruthless When Decluttering.

5.Avoid cleaning during your declutter. The goal is to purge the dead weight. Getting rid of the clutter is your priority. Cleaning can be accomplished later. Read on for more declutter motivation tips and my room specific deep clean checklist, though, as you will begin cleaning after your declutter.

How to Declutter Bath Towels and Washcloths

Supplies Needed:

1. boxes -preferably ones you can donate (Avoid plastic storage bins because you may be tempted to just store the items and not part with them.)

2. sturdy trash bags

3. marker/pen to label boxes

Decluttering Tip: Avoid using storage bins to declutter. Storage bins tend to tell your brain to “store” the items for later. That is just delaying decisions. If you aren’t getting rid of items when you declutter, you are not truly decluttering. This is why I recommend a trash bag, also. A trash bag tells your brain to “trash” the item.

Obviously, recycle if you have that option. The boxes you use should be ones you are willing to part with, so I recommend sturdy cardboard boxes. As to donations, there are many charities that will come pick up your items for you at your home.

I use one in particular where you can book an appointment for pick-up online. This is so convenient, as it saves you the hassle of hauling stuff away yourself. Scheduling that pick-up also motivates you to declutter by a certain date.

How to Declutter Bath Towels and Washcloths

1. Start by eliminating trash first- use a sturdy trash bag

2. Sort items by category if needed so you can see what you have

3.Get rid of items that don’t work or that work poorly, expired items, anything you don’t love, anything that you’ll never use again

4. Box up the donations and trash/recycle the rest

5.Select a charity to donate your items and schedule the pick-up if that is an option

Declutter Bath Towels and Washcloths

How Do You Declutter Your Entire House (and get it deep clean?): Need to deep clean?

First, My How to Deep Clean Your Kitchen list can be found here.

Second, My How to Deep Clean Your Bathroom list can be found here.

Third, My How to Deep Clean Your Kids’ Rooms list can be found here.

Fourth, My How to Deep Clean Your Living Room list can be found here.

Fifth, My How to Deep Clean Your Bedroom list can be found here.

You can get your printable Daily Housekeeping Routine and Deep Cleaning Your House Schedule here. This 15 page printable kit is delivered digitally to your email for you to print and personalize. What Does a Deep Clean Include? It includes a daily schedule, calendar pages, and deep cleaning checklists for every room and area of your home. Check out the link above to see a sample page of what you’ll get in my printable set designed to help you create your personal Homemaking Checklist.

Also, you can get the complete digital printable copy of the Year Long Thorough Declutter Series Calendar and Checklists here. The printable digital download is delivered to your email. It includes 25 pages of printable calendar pages and checklists to help you declutter every room in your home. You can find that here.

New to deemiddleton.com and don’t know where to start? I recommend going in this order:

Step 1: Check out this post on the 1st step you should take to get organized. If you don’t have a calendar, you can grab my free weekly printable calendar page here. It is in my shopify store, but it is totally free, so you won’t be prompted to put in any payment information. It is a free download and will be delivered straight to your email.

Step 2: Create a daily Housekeeping Schedule. You can use this series to start to set up your own schedule. You can also use this simplified weekly schedule.If you often ask: What is the fastest way to clean a dirty house? Or, if you struggle to get organized and have tried and failed time and again, you can likely find out which of these 11 reasons cause you to fail to get organized.

Step 3:   How do you remove clutter? How Do You Declutter Your Home?.…Sign up for the Declutter Series and get your entire home decluttered in just 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week.”Declutter Your Home” checklists are provided in each email.

Step 4: What is the fastest way to clean a dirty house? Use a timer and use the Deep Cleaning Checklists above. They will help you get your home sparkling after you’ve decluttered. 

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Also, check out a great post on decluttering over here from becomingminimalist.com. Joshua Becker has some great tips on decluttering and minimalism.