Chances are that the blankets you use are already on your bed. An out-of-season blanket may be in storage. Beyond that, how many extra blankets do you need? An extra blanket to throw over your lap if you get chilly on the couch? Enough blankets for your kids to create a fort?
Consider how many and what blankets have been used in your home over the past year. If you regularly have guests sleeping on your couch, then you’ll want a couple of blankets for that use. However, if you never need extra blankets, what just-in-case situation are you holding onto them for?
Blankets take up a lot of space and can become musty if they aren’t used for years. Donating them allows this useful item to be used.
If this task doesn’t apply to you: Use your 15-minutes of decluttering to get rid of five emails (in your inbox or archived in a folder).
Susan Caplan McCarthy
I'm Susan, a writer and teacher developing a second career as a Decluttering Coach.