If you’re like me, maybe you’ve been thinking about organizing your linen closet. Or maybe you haven’t thought about it, but you really need some linen closet organization, or at least a little refresh.
Well I’m here to share some tips!
I recently organized my bathroom linen closet and I’m going to show you what I did and what I used.
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I’d been putting off organizing the bathroom linen closet since we moved in a few years ago. But recently I went into Target just for some dish towels and a Halloween mug and came out with All. The. Things. to organize our bathroom linen closet.
And I’m so glad I did.
I picked different sizes, colors and textures when selecting the storage and organizer bins, but I kept within a color palette.
This way it looks cohesive but also keeps it interesting.
Linen Closet Organization
What should be in your linen closet?
There is no set rule for what should be in your linen closet. It will depend on several things:
- The size of your linen closet and how much it can hold
- Your closet needs – you want your closet to look good and be organized but it’s important that it’s functional. You want to access things in your closet quickly and easily.
- The amount of cabinet space or other storage space in your bathroom. If you have other areas of the bathroom for storage, like under the sink, etc. this will free up some of the space in your linen closet.
Besides sheets, towels and pillowcases, I also keep a few extra toilet paper rolls, hand towels and washcloths, along with q-tips, cottonballs, nail polish and supplies as well as medicines in the linen closet.
On the floor in several baskets, I keep the cleaning supplies.
How do you organize towels and sheets in a closet?
Depending on how much space for storage you have in your house, I recommend only storing the sheets and towels for the master bedroom in the master bathroom linen closet. The sheets and towels for the other bedrooms are stored in the linen closets for those rooms.
What is the best way to organize a linen closet?
The first thing I recommend doing, is clearing off all the shelves in your closet so you have a fresh start.
Next throw away any medications, makeup or anything else that is either expired, old or that you no longer need or want.
With the remaining items that will stay in your linen closet, group things together that are similar and can be stored together. Also figure out what items you use the most and will want more accessible on shelves that are in front or close within reach.
For example, I place towels, extra linens and toilet paper on the upper shelves that I don’t need that often. Whereas, I keep washcloths, creams and nail polish items closer on shelves that are easy to reach.
Then select storage and organization baskets or bins that fit the items that will go on the linen closet shelves.
And as with many things, the hardest part is getting started! This was true with our pantry organization project as well.
I hope you find these tips useful and helpful when organizing your own linen closet!
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