May 19, 2014

4 Quick Tricks to Organize Your Linens

4 Quick Tricks to Organize Your Linens via Clean Mama

This week’s organizing focus is your LINENS or LINEN CLOSET. If you haven’t grabbed May’s FREE cleaning and organizing calendar yet, you can go here to grab it.

Your challenge this week is to take a little time to sort and organize your linens or linen closet. Regardless of your linen closet’s state of organization or lack there of, take a couple minutes this week to organize the space. Here are 3 things you can do easily to make organize your linen closet or linens.

  • Repurpose or donate any linens that haven’t been used in the last year. Do you really need 6 sets of sheets? I keep one extra set for each bed and I find that this not only keeps the laundry down it also makes it easier for storage.
  • Use a pillowcase to store your folded set of sheets. Fold your fitted sheet into a small square, wrap your flat sheet around the fitted sheet, tuck one of your pillowcases in between the flat and fitted sheet, and then put that “package” into one of the pillowcases from the set. This keeps the set together and looks much neater on the shelf.
  • Use a basket or bin for overflow storage. Contain your linens and linen closet items with a basket or two is a great way to keep the closet organized. If your folding is a little haphazard (see above) or if you have too much stuff on your shelves, baskets are a great alternative.
  • Group towels by type and fold them in the same direction to keep them looking neat and tidy on your closet shelf. This really doesn’t take any more time once you concentrate on doing your towels this way. You’ll love the neat look and it’ll be easier to locate your towels as well.

Looking for more? Here’s my towel tutorial (how to purge, store, organize, and launder your towels) and how I spring cleaned my linen closet this year.

Have a great idea for organizing your linens or linen closet? Leave it in the comments!

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