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Is your linen storage cabinet busting at the seams due to toppling piles
of sheets and towels?! Not to worry. Here are some simple, fabulous
linen closet organizing ideas.
Organizing the linen closet adds to an orderly home.
It's so wonderful to go to my linen closet, find exactly what I need in seconds and be on my merry way.
This means that whether I'm making a bed, changing out the towels in a bathroom or searching for a blanket, I can do it quickly without frustration and without delaying the task I intended to complete. How nice!
Below you'll find the exact process for organizing the linen closet as well as some great linen closet organizer product suggestions. Enjoy!
Utilize the general organizing procedure of purge, sort and store, and apply it when organizing the linen closet or bathroom linen cabinets or what have you.
• Start by going through each item in the linen closet or the bathroom linen cabinet or wherever you have all of your linens. Pick up one thing at a time and decide if it is worth keeping.
• In order to do this, ask yourself appropriate questions (i.e. Does this top sheet having a matching fitted sheet? Is this pillow case ripped? Is this towel faded? Stained? Do these sheets fit any bed in my home?).
• As you make decisions, put the item in the corresponding pile, bag or box - Keep, Donate or Trash.
Take out the trash, and put the donation items in your car.
Now that you've gotten rid of the unnecessary items, separate what's
left into categories (i.e. king sheet sets, queen sheet sets, twin sheet sets, extra pillowcases and shams, duvets and duvet covers, blankets, towels, washcloths, hand towels, mattress pads, etc.). This way you can see what and how much you have.
• Utilize the built-in storage of the linen closet if you have it. Assign each shelf a category, so that the top shelf holds pillows, the second shelf holds sheets, the third shelf holds towels and so on.
• Consider using shelf dividers or open bins to keep your linens separate and in order.
• Don't forget that the door can also serve as storage space. Perhaps an over-the-door organizer could be useful for small items.
• If you have limited space in your linen closet, consider storing linens that are out of season somewhere else in the house.
Another option is to store linens in the rooms they are used in. For example, use a bin that slides under your bed to hold your bed's spare set of sheets.
• If you don't have a linen closet at all, consider purchasing a piece of storage furniture.
• Make it a point to put away linens in their proper home in the linen closet.
• Keep sheet sets together by storing the fitted sheet, the top sheet and a pillowcase all inside one of the matching pillowcases.
• Once a year, go through your linen closet and do a quick purge of any items that are missing matches, faded, ripped, stained or no longer necessary.
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