Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Beautifully Organized: The Linen Closet

Hello again! Arianna here, and I'm back with more inspiration for a beautifully organized home. Today's focus is the linen closet. Read on for tips and ideas to help get it looking and functioning its best.

  • Claim a space. Whether it's a single shelf or an entire closet, decide where the best home for your linens is and move out anything that doesn't belong.
  • Get rid of all the linens that you no longer use and you're keeping just because. Maybe it's a pillowcase that long lost it's mate. Sheets that have yellowed. Towels with stains. A tablecloth that no longer works with your decor. You get the point.
  • Sort by type and room: master bedroom sheets, guest bedroom sheets, heavyweight blankets, lightweight blankets, everyday towels, guest towels, tablecloths, etc.
  • Give the shelves/drawers a good cleaning. Bonus points if you line them or give 'em a fresh coat of paint.
  • When it's time to put everything back, arrange by frequency of use. Often used linens should go in the easiest to reach spot, while those that are seasonal or occasionally used, can go in spot that's less convenient to access.
  • Use shelf dividers (or inexpensive bookends like these!) to keep stacks from toppling over onto each other.
  • Keep sets together and make them easy to pull out from the bunch by tucking the pieces inside one of its pillowcases.
  • ...or by tying them with a pretty ribbon (a nice option for less frequently used sets).
  • Keep miscellaneous items that don't fold neatly, in a beautiful box or basket.
  • Make things easy to identify. Label shelf edges using adhesive labels or card holders.

Til next time!


image credits: 1-photography by bahar yurukoglu via brides, 2- photo by david tsay via oprah, 3- martha stewart, 4- martha stewart, 5-better homes and gardens, 6-martha stewart


Like Me Some said...

I need to get busy so my closets can look just as pretty...I'm pretty sure something will fall on my head when I open it though!!

Anonymous said...

Now if you could only teach us how to correctly fold a fitted sheet... Great post!

Karena said...

Great tips Paloma!! Love the idea of tucking the sheets into a pillowcase. Scented sops in the linen closet are always nice.

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Lalli's taste said...

thanks Arianna and Paloma for the nice tips. I din't never think to organize the linen closet, I will do tomorrow as in the pics!!!

Lisa Mende Design said...

I love a beautiful linen closet full of fresh linens!