Chances are it’s been a while since you reorganized your linen closet. And chances are it needs it. This often neglected storage space in your home is actually pretty important. At Closet and Storage Concepts we believe in organized living. Here are some tips on how to give your linen closet the attention it deserves.
An important first step in reorganizing your linen closet is to pull everything out of it and assess what you have. It’s easy to keep shoving that next load of clean laundry in there and pushing things to the back. Now’s the time to decide whether you are really going to be using those super hero sheets any time soon. If not, it’s probably time to let them go. And that frayed towel you never use can join the reject pile as well. As a rule of thumb, try to get rid of anything you haven’t used in the last year.
After you’ve thinned the herd, now would be a good time to think about where different types of items should go in your closet. We suggest that you put the most commonly used items at eye level on the middle shelves for easiest access. This will likely be your towels. Sheets and pillowcases can go on the next closest shelves, and seasonal items like heavy blankets are probably best stored out of the way on the top shelf.
After you’ve rearranged, you should consider labeling your newly created bastion of linen organization. This way, neither you nor your other laundry helpers will undo all of your hard work. It will also be easier to find particular items when you need them. Your guests will appreciate this also. Consider getting some shelf dividers as well. These will help with your labeling system, and they also make it easier to stack folded items to keep items in their place.
Once you have your system in place it should be fairly self-sustaining. Still, over the long haul it is possible that some disorder creeps back into your closet. Do a little bit of damage control every month or so to avoid any major setbacks. With a little bit of maintenance, you can keep your linens neat and your closet tidy.
Check back in with us for more storage and organization tips. And be sure to get in touch if you decide that a custom storage solution may be a good option for you. We’ll have a member of our design team come to you free of charge and plan a personalized storage system that meets your specific needs. If other closets in your home are in need of some attention, do not hesitate to call us or learn more about our closet systems. We work in all types of homes and spaces!