Learn how a few baskets, clips, and labels can maximize linen closet organization and make even the smallest linen closet stress-free.
Update: We’ve Moved! Check out our new (and even tinier) linen closet here.
Let me start off by saying I’ve never had a linen closet before. The towels were always kept in the bathrooms. The sheets were in bedroom closets or dressers. The medicine was in the kitchen (not good, I know). And everything else was in scattered throughout the house in a semi-organized manner.
So when we moved into The New House, I wasn’t really sure what to do with this linen closet. It is so tiny, it’s almost comical. So over the last year, stuff just got piled in there. I’d close the door and not worry about it. The only time we opened it was to get clean sheets or toilet paper.
One day I was taking pictures for Instagram and I walked past the closet and realized something. I work so hard to make my house pretty, but here I am with this icky messy closet. I need to do something about that.
So I took everything out. Completely empty. Hubby is thinking I’ve lost it again. I rearranged three times until I realized it just wasn’t working. After a quick Amazon shopping trip, I got to work with my new organizers.
I had these shoe racks left over from my Closet Makeover, and they fit perfectly on the top shelf. They added height and extra shelving without having to buy more wire racks.
I ordered six canvas storage bins, an oversized canvas basket, and a rolling cart on Amazon (aff. link) for about $65 dollars total. The cart can easily be removed and rolled around the house for changing all the bed sheets and can multipurpose as a serving cart for parties. Double win!
Ta Da! So much better! And how cute is that little metal sign?
It’s totally right. Life is too short to fold fitted sheets. I can’t do it correctly anyway
And no linen closet is complete without labels. If not, there would be full sized sheets in the queen sized bin. And then I’d be using my “unladylike language” as I try to force an unknowingly too small fitted sheet on a mattress. Nobody wants to hear that. Except my husband, who would find it to be hilarious.
Now let me tell ya, stickers and canvas bins do not mix. Not at all, so I made these super cute printable labels, printed them out, and glued them to clothespins. Now I can clip them onto the baskets and wire shelves and they can be moved around as needed. You know, sometimes my brain impresses me. 🙂
Update! In my new house’s linen closet, I used iron-on transfers to customize fabric bins. Click here to see them!
Are these labels not the style you’re looking for? You can make your own in Canva and design them however you’d like. Then print them off and attach just like I did. 🙂
Where Do You Store Your Linens?
Do you have a linen closet in your house? How do you keep it organized, and if you don’t have one, where do you keep all your linens?
This is exactly what I need! I’m moving into a new house in two weeks and the ONLY linen closet is tiny. I want to replicate what you’ve done to a T. What are the chance you know the width and depth of your closet? I don’t want to get my hopes up only to find in two weeks that my closet still isn’t big enough.
Thanks so much for sharing!
Hi Ashley! Congrats on the new house! My closet is 26 inches wide by 23 inches deep by 8 feet tall. Hope that helps!
Sandra gandy says
love the closet makeover.
Thanks so much Sandra!