• Christy Frazer

Do your sheets need a second chance?

Ahhh…school is back in session, the dog days of summer are over! This morning I read a newsletter sent out by the City of Morgan Hill telling us to mark our calendars for Second Chance Week. This event is geared towards giving items you own a second chance. 

Looking over the events listed, I was inspired to clean out my linen closet. I must confess, it was actually three areas. I keep the guest sheets in the guest room, extra sheets in the laundry room, and my sheets in the master closet. Oh my the sheets I had! 

How many sheet sets does one need? Truly? I’m going with a maximum of two per bed. After all, if there is a middle of the night illness, you still have a clean set, but what is the likelihood of needing two spare sets? 

As you can see from this photo, I had way more than needed. I had  three complete sets of queen size sheets for the guest bed and they were all three shades of beige. Turns out, I don’t need any of those. An interior designer friend explained the idea of having only white sheets. It makes a lot of sense if you think about it. After all, that is what hotels use. No matter the motif of the room, they go with anything. They can be bleached if needed. And, often you can get better fabric selections in white, from speciality catalogs.


Since the weather is cooling off a bit, I’d like to challenge you to find a closet in your home and go though it. Give those items you no longer need a second chance! Someone will appreciate them. 

If a garage sale isn’t your thing, consider a local homeless shelter or Home First, (they collect sheets to give to people transitioning from homelessness to permanent homes). 



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