Linen closets all start of as such a lovely idea…all your towels and sheets neatly tucked away in one convenient location. It’s amazing how quickly it can turn into the space that you hurriedly shove things into. You slam the door and run away dreading the day you will have to go back not only to find a sheet set…but the matching pillow cases as well! Here are a few tips to restoring order:
Empty it out!
Things always look a little worse before they get better. It’s important to empty out the closet and take stock of what you really have. You might be surprised by how many things you will find that you no longer want or need.
Redo the Layout:
Evaluate what the purpose of the linen closet is serving and map out what you are using each shelf for based on that. Things that you need access to on a regular basis should be placed on the middle shelves and things that are primarily just stored there should be placed on the highest and lowest shelves.
Be consistent in the way you fold your linens and things, it makes it much easier to stack things if they are all of the same dimensions. Try to keep the folded edge facing forward for a clean look! Fold your sheet, fitted sheet, and one pillowcase and slide them inside the remaining pillowcase to keep all the pieces of the set together and easy to find. Then stack sets on the shelf.