Why: Those blustery, cold winters can do a number to the heating bill. Whether you live in the north or the south, there is something about being wrapped in a blanket that offers a sense of comfort and relaxation. Blankets can even have sentimental value, such as afghans and quilted blankets. On the other hand, we also tend to keep those that we receive free from donating to a charity or those we don’t even remember where we got them from. As a result, we clutter up our hope chests, closets, and drawers with unused blankets. Why keep blankets that we never use when someone else could them to much better use?
1. Find all of the blankets you have. Even those that are in drawers that you use for beds.
2. Put all the blankets that you use on a monthly basis, in a pile.
3. Go through the ones that are left. Ask yourself:
- Is there any sentimental value to it? If not, donate it.
- Where did you get the blanket from? If there is no tie to that place, donate it.
- Do you think you might use it? I am telling you, you won’t. Just donate it.
Confession of the Day: I used to have a whole cabinet full of blankets in our entertainment center. We used about 4 of them. The rest? We donated. It is so easy to keep blankets for when we MIGHT use them – when in reality, we probably won’t. In this whole process, the goal is to live with less. If we hang onto things because we are indecisive or aren’t willing to give up the excess in our lives, we will not get very far in this process. Be willing to just let it go.