The Key to a Well-Organized Linen Closet

The Key to a Well-Organized Linen Closet

The Key to a Well-Organized Linen Closet

No matter how organized you and your home might be, there are likely to be a few areas that could use some extra attention. Depending on how often you’re in your linen closet and where it’s located in your home, you may not see just how unorganized it is. If you open up your linen closet and have chaos come spilling out, learn a few tips for getting things back in order.

Decide What to Keep

The first thing to do is go through everything in your linen closet and decide what to keep and what to throw away or give away. Be honest with yourself in regards to the items in your closet; if you haven’t used it in the past six months and don’t plan on using it in the next six months, it’s time to get rid of it. Sifting through items is also a great time to wipe down your shelves so they’re free of dust and dirt.

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Once you’ve purged your closet, sort the remaining items into categories. After everything is organized, decide where they’ll go in your closet. Thick bedding and pillows will need more shelf space than easily foldable sheets, so plan your space accordingly. Be sure you think of how often you use items when deciding where they go. It makes sense to give yourself easy access to your favorite blankets and pillows rather than stuffing them in the back of the closet.

Baskets Are Your Friend

Using a basket is one of the best things to do when it comes to organizing and storage, and that’s especially true if you have several different types of bedding. You can color code your baskets to make it easier to remember what’s in each one, or you can use simple labels. Examples of labels include throw blankets, pillow cases, full blankets and flat sheets. For visual appeal, you can arrange your baskets in a staggered design on multiple shelves and position pillows between them.




Additional Considerations

While it’s best that linen closets are located in a dry and cool place, you may have one in the bathroom. If so, you might want to opt for wire shelving that allows for generous airflow to keep extra moisture from working its way into your linens where it can lead to mildew, mold and generally unappealing smells.

Even when in a cool, dry place, there’s still a chance your linens can start to smell when you don’t use them often. If you have a lot of linens in your home and know you likely won’t go through all them on a consistent basis, place a box of baking soda inside of your closet so that it can soak up odors and keep your closet smelling fresh.

You’re sure to be surprised at how good it feels and looks to have a well-structured linen closet. Tidy Living has all the organizational tools and tips you need to keep your life and home organized. Let us help keep your lining closet and other areas of your home looking their best with quality products.


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