I hate nothing more than organising a space, for it to revert back to chaos shortly after because my methods are impractical. A linen closet is often a good example of that in most households.
Despite the fact that I love everything looking pretty, I am also all for practicality, so here are my tips for organising your linen closet and making sure it stays organised:
- Pick a towel that you like, and stick with it. Having the same sized main towel makes it so much easier to fold the same way each time.
- Eliminate old and crusty towels you avoid from the linen closet! Replace them with new towels and use the old ones in the laundry or cut them up as rags.
- Figure out the best and easiest way to fold your towels so they fit the dedicated space nicely. Teach everyone in your household to fold the towels that exact way. That way, every time a towel is folded, it will sit neatly on top of your other towels.
- Roll your handtowels and face washers – Super easy to do, looks great, and no need for meticulous folding.
- Baskets, baskets, baskets! – Could not recommend baskets more. Not only are they completely adorable and balance out a space, they’re also great for hiding clutter. If you decide you don’t want to attempt to fold your fitted sheet, you can scrunch it up and put it away without cluttering up a shelf.
- Put a diffuser in there – I found a tiny ‘fresh linen’ diffuser at target and it smelled heavenly. The scent gets absorbed into the fabric and makes everything smell freshly washed even if it was cleaned months ago.
- Keep a consistent theme – Using similar or complementing colours and tones always makes a space look more cohesive. I have selected neutral tones and purchased towels, baskets and linens in a similar colour palette. Even my beach towels are neutral – thank-you Vera Wang! As long as it’s consistent, it will look great.
I used some wooden K-Mart letters and hot glued them to my baskets to label them, but they all fell off 🙁 I am currently working on some new, more sturdy labels.