I had saved this 25-cent silk sample for months. Since it never magically transformed itself into a pillow, its thin folded size is the only thing that kept it from Goodwill.
I have to tell you, it is a GREAT joy to have linens stored right next to the table, roughly organized for whenever creativity strikes.
Two baskets slide right into a shelf in the TV armoire-that-became-a-china-cabinet.
We placed the Asian silk sample at an angle. My five-year-old unearthed the only two taper candles we own--sage green, from the Big Lots clearance bin--and added our Aldi flower bouquet on top.
Each day this week I will fling open the cabinets and show what--and how--I store all this stuff. My husband laughed when I said I'd give you the raw, uncut version.
I told him you'd understand! Isn't it hard to balance simple living with stockpiling for the future?
For more housekeeping hints, see Works-For-Me-Wednesday at Rocks In My Dryer.