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A Simple + Organized Linen Closet
September 28, 2017
Previously I haven’t always put everything in a basket in our linen closet but after doing so, I love the organization and function this adds to our linen closet. I started by emptying out the space and cleaning it and then I decided on 5 categories to separate everything into. I made these chalkboard labels and tied them on to the baskets.
Then I put everything back in their ‘correct’ baskets and on the shelves. And there you have it, a simple + organized linen closet. Here are the details…..
- GUESTS: I keep two sets of bath towels, hand towels, wash cloths, and a bath mat in this basket. Our guest rooms are in the rooms to the left (in our daughter’s room) and the room to the right (our kids’ lounge room has a pull-out sofa). When guests arrive I pull out this stack of towels and put it out for them to use. This ensures that I always have two sets of towels clean, folded, and ready for their use.
- QUEEN: Two sets of queen sheets are kept in this basket. We only use fitted sheets so I fold those neatly and place one pillow case in the fitted sheet and then put that inside the other pillow case. This keeps the sheet set neat and in a nice little package. Extra pillowcases go on the right hand side of the sheets.
- KING: One set of king sheets are kept in this basket. The fitted sheet goes in the pillowcase and extra pillow cases go on the right hand side of the sheets. I prefer to use white sheets (and towels) for their crisp, clean look. (Pictured is a gray/blue sheet set that I bought to contrast our white duvet cover. I always purchase 100% cotton and 300-400 thread count – the lower thread count gives you that crisp looking and cool feeling sheet.
- PAPER: Toilet paper and tissue boxes go in this basket. Keeping this basket stocked keeps us from running to the garage for more toilet paper (I have a stockpile in there).
- PILLOWS: Four extra pillows fit neatly in this basket for guests. I like having them handy and at the ready for company.
- TAGS: I used chalkboard tags and a wet-erase chalkboard marker for the letters. I used all capital letters for the consonants and lower case letters for the vowels. I spaced them out by putting the middle letter in the middle of the tag and then putting the other letters equally spaced on each side.
There you have it – one simple and organized linen closet! Looking for the sources? You can find them below.