Monday, January 16, 2012

An Organized Linen Closet

Thanks to pinterest, my need to organize has only been increased, due to all the innovative and creative ways to organize your spaces. One area of the house that was screaming to be organized, was the linen closet. It wasn't the craziest, messiest closet in the world but it was lacking some structure. If you visit my Orgnaiztion board on pinterest you can see some of my inspiration for this project.

          Before      &      After

I had been searching for baskets or bins to use in my closet for a while now, but I wasn't willing to spend the asking price for the baskets and bins I was finding. It is pretty amazing how expensive pretty baskets/bins can be. Which is why, when Old Time Pottery had these baskets in their ad this week for $4.99 I jumped at the opportunity to go pick up a few. I bought 4 baskets and decided to use all 4 for a different purpose:
  1. Our master bedroom sheets (this bin holds 3 sets of King bedroom sheets, impressive!)
  2.  Guest room sheets
  3. Misc. (stores mismatch pillow cases, and sheet sets that we use when we have company staying on an air mattress or in the man room)
  4. Products (full of travel shampoos, conditioners, tooth paste, etc.)
I also used a trick I read about through pinterest. I use a pillow case from the set of sheets and store the sheets in the pillow case, so a set is always together.

I had an old basket lying around that use to store Zoe's toys, but she has since outgrown that basket, so I used that basket to hold all of our extra rolls of toilet paper. I also used a hanger to hang our extra Duvet blanket from the bottom shelf.

I created these lovely labels using my AWESOME cricut that I got for Christmas, and I love the way they came out. I thought it would be great to use clothes pins and hot glue them to the basket to hold the labels, this will make the labels very easy to change and reduce all the sticky residue that a sticker label would create.

It is still not the most gorgeous linen closet in the world, but it is definitely a step in the right direction. It looks so much cleaner and organized in stead of just sheets and towels over flowing. I would love to get rid of the wire shelving but it will totally work for now. I organized this closet for under $25 and that totally makes me happy and the hubs!

Thanks for reading! :)


  1. Wow, I envy your neatness and linen reorganization! My linen clost needs work just to look like your before. Thanks for the inspiration. I'm Next to you at Between Naps at MM.

  2. Isn't it much better when you can find anything you're searching for at once? I love organization! I recently did my daughter's closet... will be posting soon!
    Love, Olga

  3. I'm really liking the labeled baskets for each room and what not!! And the baskets themselves, really brighten it up!

  4. cute! I need to try that sheet in the pillow case thing too!

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    Love, Olga

  6. Would that I had a linen closet to organize . . . we toss our extra sheets and things in rubbermaid bins under our beds. Yours looks great!

  7. Nicely done. A well organized closet just makes me feel better. I really enjoyed your organizational board and pinned a few things to mine as well. I did a post last week on bathroom organization and wish I had had a few of those ideas then. Maybe a part 2 is in order. :0 Thanks for linking up to Motivated Monday at BeColorful.

  8. This one is really great idea.Creative labels are look so beautiful and wonderful.It is the best way to put all items in the basket to hold the labels.

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