Organizing Your Linen Closet



It’s January, you know what that means! DE-CLUTTER! ORGANIZE! CLEAN!

I do have to say that I actually look forward to order and tidiness after the holiday season. The holidays are so decadent and over the top. As much as I do love to decorate for them, I start to crave a less is more kind of lifestyle. I also love to regroup after them. I go through the house and edit and see what needs some help.

Today, my linen closet needed some TLC. It was a chaotic mess! I should have photographed it before I was knee-deep in items without a home, but I had tunnel vision. After an hour (yes, an HOUR, I know…pathetic) I finally got it organized and user-friendly.

Here’s a nice blueprint for your linen closet:


My linen closet has to be multi-functional. It needs to not only house linens, but bathroom supplies and cleaning supplies, and I also need a place to keep dirty clothes.


I took out the bottom shelf to fit my hamper in there and it works out well. I bought one with a lid so it could serve as an extra shelf.


I chose the tallest space to store all the linens. As you can see I still have plenty of room for more towels and sheets. (I also have a heaping pile of dirty linens I hope to finish washing today…hoping.)


The second shelf is not as tall so I chose to place my containers and paper goods on it. Putting things in baskets and jars is a great way to keep things tidy and it looks nice.


The bottom shelf I removed to utilize this space better for what I need it for. I even have more room on the sides of the hamper to store other items if I need to.

Now that there are 3 defined areas, I hope to keep it nice and organized.


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  1. says

    Oh Kristin what a great post, I just started this and will continue this afternoon and will use your very beautifully organized closet as my guide, thank you!

  2. says

    Lovely! It’s amazing when it’s organized how many functions a space can serve. I’m currently working on organizing *everything* in 2013. Linen closet is definitely on my to-do list. Thanks for sharing!

    Jess @

    • says

      Thanks, Jess! It is the first organizing project I have tackled this year. So many more to go! I’m on the same page with you, I am trying to get this entire house organized for 2013 😉 Thanks for stopping by! xo Kristin


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