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5 Tips to Organize Your Linen Closet


Before you begin to organize your linen closet…

Go through everything currently in the closet and determine what you need and what you don’t (see last week’s post 5 Tips to Organize Anything for tips)

Limit yourself to three sets of sheets per bed and three sets of bath towels, hand towels, and washcloths per person. Ideally you want enough to have one in use, one in the laundry and one ready to use. Adjust accordingly to suit your family’s needs especially if you don’t do laundry daily. The idea is to have enough to use and not too many items in storage.

Separate linens into what they are (bed, bath, table), then by room (master bedroom, master bath, kids’ bedrooms)  Use upside down shelf brackets as dividers (see example below) to keep stacks nice and neat.

Store small towels and wash clothes in fabric bins next to or behind bath towels. If space allows, attach a wire basket as seen below to keep your wash cloths visible and within easy reach. Either way will ensure you never get attacked by a stack of toppling washcloths again!

Store sheet sets together in their matching pillowcases before placing in your linen closet. This method is especially helpful when your children are helping with chores. They can easily grab their own linens without forgetting a single item!

Always make sure to place new linens on the bottom of the stack and grab new linens and towels from the top when changing out your sheets. This will ensure that all your bed linens and towels will wear evenly.

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  1. The wash cloth shelf is a great idea. We try to keep our linen closet organized so why can we never find what we’re looking for?

  2. i put all the sheets into one pillowcase that matches. i like the upside down bracket idea though. we need something!!

  3. Love those ideas. However, I would in theory need 30 towels and rags in the kids bathroom alone. Yep, and that is why we do not use a different towel every single day.

  4. those are great tips and your closets look amazing! I love those under the shelf extra wire shelving/baskets that you added!

    • I’m glad you asked, yes, if you are in our service area we do offer organizational services. Sometimes it is easier to call in a professional to help you get started but then after that you can maintain it yourself. Even try and recruit your kids as a bonus chore.