A lot of people mention that they have a drunk drawer, but tend to forget that their linen closet needs a deep cleaning every once in a while too. We’ve all been home dreaming up our next home project or tackling DIY projects since we’ve spent so much extra time at home. We’d all love to have a linen closet worthy of a home design magazine, but despite our best efforts, these spaces often become the junk drawer equivalents for everything bed and bath-related.
I’ve shared a few of my favorite home projects thus far, and rather big or small, I love an organizational project to help us in our everyday life.
There’s so many ways to revamp your home by just adding new fitted sheets with matching flat sheets, creating an accent closet door, or adding cute wire baskets to the entry way. A lot of our revamp have been done on a budget too!
My most recent project was organizing our linen closet, and as most people may think, it’s actually a pretty simple and affordable project that can be done fairly easily. Here are 4 tips to organize your linen closet.
Pull Everything Out
To truly organize your space, you need to see what you have, what you don’t need, and what you can group into categories for easier use of the space.
Yes, that means the 50 sets of sheets for your 2 guest rooms, 5 year old beach towels, bath towels, the ironing board and everything in between. Be honest with yourself about how often you actually use your cheetah-print towels or the faded lime green sheets you got when you were in your “bold color” phase. It’s okay, I’m not judging you, we’ve all gone through a “phase” and I’ll spare you mine.
Once you pull everything out, you may find a few items that either didn’t belong in that space or items that can help your organization and free up more storage space. Plus, there’s just something about the sense of relief you feel when you can give away gently used items that you no longer use regularly.
Sort Your Items
Now that you can see everything you’re working with, this is the time to sort it all into piles. You can do this easily by remembering what do you plan to keep, what needs to be thrown out, and what can you donate. Once you figure this out you can work with the pile you’re keeping and categorize them. Linens together, hand towels, and whatever else you may keep in your closet.
Adding additional shelf dividers or wire shelving allows you to easily see these items by type once you add them back into the closet.
I also recommend shelf liners before placing everything back. This goes a long way in maintaining the quality of your linens. Certain shelves can cause fading or discoloring on your sheets over time, so to avoid permanently damaging them, cover your shelves with liner. You can go basic and practical or patterned and pretty — the options are endless.
Collect Your Supplies
I love a good themed space where similar color baskets, labels, storage bins and other items truly bring the space together. It just makes it look more organized, put together, and easy access for smaller items. I recommend places like The Container Store or Target is where I’m usually able to find all of my organizational items.
A lot of people tend to forget that door space can also be used to clean up your linen closet. For a simple storage solution, hang these baskets from command hooks attached to the back of your linen closet door. Fill them with extra hand towels, shower tools, and any other small accessories.
They’re so cute that you’re not limited to just using them in your linen closet but you can use them in bathrooms, entryways, really anywhere you see fit.
The whole purpose of organizing the space is to make it neat and help you and others easily identify what’s where whenever you need it. I love these labels because you can customize them to say whatever you may have in your space and they are just neat making your space uniformed.
These 4 tips should help you get your space exactly how you need it and perfect for your use. Now yo udon’t have to worry if one towel removal or bed sheet swap happens because you now have space and organization to put everything back in its rightful place.
Have you organized your linen closet recently or have tips to share? I’d love to know, leave your comments below.