5 Tips for Organizing Your Linen Closet8/20/2012
Here's how I keep my linen closet neat and organized:1) Become friends with the basket system.
I like to keep my baskets offset from each other. My sheets basket is to the right of the one shelf, whereas the blankets basket is to the left on another. It's personal preference, but I feel this looks nicer.
On the flip side, if you have really tall shelves rather than wide, shelf dividers will help to prevent your goods from toppling over. Score!
Don't forget about that top shelf, even if you can't reach it easily (like myself). Place your bulky bedding or extra pillows on that shelf. They'll have plenty of room, won't eat up your prime shelf real estate (which is where you need your towels and linens), and you won't waste square footage.
Whichever your need, opportunity knocks... on your closet door.
Space Bags are available in several sizes, ranging from travel-sized (think carry-on) to jumbo, which is for super large or multiple items. I use Space Bags in my coat closet for the coats we don't regularly wear. I also use them to house our extra bath mats and holiday decor (towels, pot holders, etc.), and keep them on the bottom shelf of my linen closet. I'm able to stack them nice and neat, and can swap items in and out with minimal effort. (Just the effort required to vacuum the air out again.)
Seriously, if you need to maximize space, and you have a lot of items with no other home, use some Space Bags. You'll thank me later.
Are there any methods or products you swear by? Please share in the comments! Bonus points if you want to share a photo of your system too!
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