I am blessed with an awesomely large linen closet in my master bath due to the addition that was added to our home. (Years ago, prior to purchase.) However, with great amounts of space come great mess. So, its generally a disaster. I store bed linens, towels, and all kitchen linens in this closet along with miscellaneous extra beauty and personal care products. You can only imagine. how crazy it was.
Anyways, I saw these super cute pins on pinterest of these linen closets with cute baskets and ribbon and stuff and they were cute, but I wasn’t prepared to spend a few hundred dollars on baskets and ribbon. Its just not happening. Then I saw this super cute post by Erin at A Bird and a Bee and figured I could do something like that with the same bins I used to organize my freezer last year.
Anyways, so I took my rear end to the Dollar Tree and grabbed these bins. They are the same bins I used in my freezer so I can mix and match if needed.
I went back to my closet and went through my things. (It was a disaster, I know.) I went ahead and used this time to purge items that we no longer needed. (A little Konmari if you will.) I got rid of sheets I won’t ever use and the ones that fit beds we don’t even have any more.
I then sorted the rest of the linens out into 5 separate categories. Sheets, hand towels and wash clothes, kitchen towels, special kitchen linens (tablecloths and holiday stuff), and duvets. I also used a larger laundry basket to hold a heirloom blanket so that it was held nicely and wouldn’t get messed up. I used another basket to hold our beach towels, my husbands trunks, and a few other beach essentials. This way we can toss this basket in the car on beach days and be ready to go.
I chose to not mess with the bath towels. I wanted to find a good basket for them but didn’t come across anything so I think they will be ok on their own. With the extra space saved I was able to use a shorter basket for toilet paper storage. We hadn’t stored TP in this bathroom before this so this will come in handy. 😉
Overall we are pretty happy with this makeover. I only spent a few bucks and now I am no longer embarrassed when this closet is open. Also, hopefully this will be easy to maintain as the baskets are all labeled so can just toss item in the correct place. (No, they are not folded, and that is 100% ok with me.)
How do you keep your linen closet neat? Do you use a basket method or just folding and stacking? Any other hints I could use?