Do you have so many pillows on your bed that it takes five minutes to pull them all off, and another five to pile them back on in the morning? How about your couch? Are the pillows stained or limp or in such great quantity that no one can sit down without removing several of them?
Yes, new decorative pillows are a great way to change the mood of a room, but too many is, well, too much, particularly if you have to fuss with them throughout the day.
Holiday-themed pillows should be stored with holiday decorations. When you bring them out, remove some of your regulars until after the holiday.
Toss the pillows in horrible condition. Wait before replacing them to see if they are missed (say the pillow on the couch helped your back).
As for excess pillows … you define what you find as excessive. One pillow may be too much for one person while someone else is fine with seven pillows on their bed.
Susan Caplan McCarthy
I'm Susan, a writer and teacher developing a second career as a Decluttering Coach.