Organizing Your Linen Closet

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Howdy!

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:

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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.

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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.

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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.)

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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.

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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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Are you busy organizing your house this month?

th_127015651961492530_AAnBnFoE_fI just linked up to:

http://houseofroseblog.com/dog-days-of-winter-organize-it-linky-party/

I am linking up to:

Liz Marie Blog
http://www.lizmarieblog.com/2013/01/organizeitlinkyparty/
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20 Comments on Organizing Your Linen Closet

  1. Jayne
    January 10, 2013 at 10:56 am (1 year ago)

    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!

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    • thriftykristy
      January 10, 2013 at 10:58 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Jayne! I’m glad I could help :) xo Kristin

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  2. Alex @ northstory
    January 10, 2013 at 11:21 am (1 year ago)

    Looking good lady!! This is so on my To Do list all year never mind just now. :)

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    • thriftykristy
      January 10, 2013 at 11:33 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Alex. Let’s hope I can keep it nice! xo Kristin

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  3. Sarah {Lacquer & Linen}
    January 10, 2013 at 12:35 pm (1 year ago)

    ahhhh this is so soothing on my eyes! I haven’t decided where all our cleaning equipment is going to go and I’ve been dreading tackling the organization of it. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    • thriftykristy
      January 10, 2013 at 5:05 pm (1 year ago)

      It is nice to have a linen closet. This one is decent sized but I have to put so much in it because of the lack of closets elsewhere. It works well now :) xo Kristin

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  4. Jess
    January 10, 2013 at 7:21 pm (1 year ago)

    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 @ makingoverthemartins.blogspot.com

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    • thriftykristy
      January 10, 2013 at 7:34 pm (1 year ago)

      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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  5. Tonya @ Love of Family & Home
    January 14, 2013 at 1:30 pm (1 year ago)

    Your linen closet looks fabulous!! Love the baskets! Thanks for linking up to the “Organize It” linky party!

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    • thriftykristy
      January 14, 2013 at 1:49 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank you, Tonya :) Great party and love your jewelry organizer! xo Kristin

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  6. Evelania
    January 19, 2013 at 2:56 pm (1 year ago)

    Looks great, I would love for my linen closet to look like this. Where are the baskets from?

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      January 19, 2013 at 3:09 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank You! They are from Michael’s and were sold as a set. xo Kristin

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  7. Louise
    January 11, 2014 at 3:38 pm (3 months ago)

    Very nice! I love using baskets. They look great and keep everything in its place.

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      January 14, 2014 at 11:56 am (3 months ago)

      Agreed :) xo Kristin

      Reply

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