Linen Closet Organization

September 21, 2016 12:51 pm

Closeup of a womans hand taking a towel from a linen closet. Arm is partially covered by her bathrobe. Horizontal format.Linens closets hold everything from extra sheet sets and blankets to towels and washcloths; but even in the tidiest of homes, this extra closet can become overwhelmed by underused items. As the holidays come around, preparing for guests will be made easier by tidying up your linen closets now.

Purging is the perfect way to kick off your organization. Donate any old bedding and linens that are no longer needed. Once you have decided which items your linen closet will house, you can begin to organize. Adjustable wire shelving is the best and you can use baskets to corral smaller items such as toiletries and toilet paper. When placed upside down on a shelf, shelving brackets make an excellent divider for towels and sheets.

Place items such as towels, sheets and toiletries at eye level where they are easy to access. Items that are used less often, such as dining linens, tablecloths and extra pillows, should be placed at the top or bottom of the closet.

Sheets – A creative way to store sheets is to place folded sets in a corresponding pillowcase. Folded sheets take up much less space than sheets that are bunched up, for a tutorial on how to fold fitted sheets, watch the video below.

Towels – Roll towels rather than folding them to maximize shelf space. If you prefer folding towels, be sure to fold them to fit the shelf they are sitting on, like this.

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