Storage-Savvy Secrets to Organize Your Linen Closet
If your linen closet is a disaster waiting to happen, then it’s time to take drastic measures. Rather than warning people to be careful when they open the door, instead get this space in order and under control. Here are a few tips to help you transform your linen closet into a useful storage area.
Off Season Storage
Rather than putting everything in this closet, make use of other storage areas around the home for your out-of-season items. Take the off-season items and tuck them into bins out in the garage, down in the basement or even in the back of a closet.
Simplify the Bedding
End the search for matching sheets by storing a complete set inside one of its pillowcases. Everything will be in one place and ready when you need it, and you won’t have to waste time searching for items. Store extra bedding, quilts and pillows in space-saving vacuum-sealed bags on the top shelves of your closets.
Fold Towels the Right Way
Everyone has a different way to fold towels, but the most space-efficient option seems to be to fold them in thirds lengthwise, and then in half to form a rectangle. If your towels will fit well across one shelf, then you may find that simply folding them in thirds or fourths lengthwise and then rolling them into a cylinder to be the best option.
Gather the Table Linens
Napkins, table runners and placemats can be stored in a decorative basket or pullout tray in a sideboard. The various sizes will be neatly contained, and you can just carry the entire basket to the table when it’s time to put out fresh table linens. Remember to put special seasonal items into a rotating storage pattern so that you’re not sorting through Christmas linens when you really want colorful spring table linens. Hang tablecloths on sturdy hangers or store them folded flat on a closet shelf.
Keep Necessities Handy
If your linen closet is like many others, then you have an overabundance of smaller items that need to be sorted and corralled. Baskets or totes wrangle smaller items like extra light bulbs, toiletries and a first aid kit. This also prevents items from becoming lost in the back of the closet. It will take a little time to get your closet organized, but you’ll be thrilled with the results. When you can open the door and put your hands on the items you want, you’ll be glad that you made this space a priority.
Tips and Tricks for Organizing Your Linen Closet
Using the comment section below, share with us the tips and tricks you use to keep your linen closet organized.