One of the most difficult areas to organize can be the linen closet. Ditch the clutter and follow these simple ideas to completely overhaul your space.
Welcome to our hideous linen closet.
This closet has remained this way for the entire 5 months we’ve lived here. I refused to put anything in there other than that tote, mostly because of the mysterious substance on the back wall.
On Sunday, I cleared it out (took so much time *so much sarcasm*) and scrubbed it down with bleach. The vigorous cleaning removed some of the paint so I ended up having to do a quick coat to bring it back to life.
I’ve been on a bit of an organization bender lately. During one of my Pinterest searches I came across a fairly inexpensive way to cover up wire shelving. Liz from Within the Grove made DIY Faux Floating Shelves that are so easy and beginner friendly.
Besides having my husband cut the wood, I did the rest of this project. That’s how easy it is.
I just LOVE the transformation. Such a simple project made a HUGE difference in this space.
Organization + Storage
Because I had done such a massive purge before we moved, I didn’t have too much to organize and get rid of here.
Purging Tip: You shouldn’t need more than 2 sets of sheets per bed.
We now have 3 full size beds so I really only keep 2 spare sets in addition to the sheets that are currently on the beds.
If you’re placing your sheets/towels directly onto the shelves you will want to consider lining them or creating the Faux Floating Shelves.
Bins, Boxes + Baskets (Oh my…)
These are essentials to keeping your closets organized! Group like items together in bins so that they’re easy to find and don’t slide off anywhere.
This linen closet is in my kids bathroom, so I opted to keep their most used items at eye level (for them). This lazy susan holds all their hair and teeth products that they use every day.
Tip: Store sheet sets inside of the pillowcase to keep sets from getting separated.
Extra toilet paper is stored at the bottom (again, kids) in this beautiful large weave basket. I seriously want more of these. Great quality!