My Perfectly Organized Linen Closet


The linen closet is always the bane of my existence.  As much as I like to keep it organized, it ends up being the dumping ground for all things that need to be behind closed doors.  Anyone with me in solidarity?

 

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Now, what you will see is a normal linen closet in a normal house with a normal family.  My home, family, and life does not look like a magazine picture, nor does my linen closet.  I’m here to show you how you, a normal person, can organize your linen closet to make you happy.  Without a lot of fuss or muss.  Do I wish my linen closet was BEAUTIFUL?  Sure.  But we have stuff, and organization is top priority!

 

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As the saying goes… “A place for everything and everything in its place.”

 

Make a list of what you need in your linen closet.  Set up shelves or zones for each grouping.  Place the most used items in the easiest reach.

 

 

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A linen closet standard… sheets and towels.

 

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Did I mention that Hubby is a retired Green Beret?  We have two emergency lanterns, one emergency flashlight, and an emergency bag.  And that is just what is kept in the linen closet!

 

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The first aid kit and meds are clearly marked in containers with pretty tags and ribbons.  If you look closely on the shelf above… yes, that is my “Poison Ivy Survival Kit.”

 

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The goal is with clearly marked tags and boxes, that family members can not only easily find what they need, but then put it away in it’s correct place.  One can hope.

 

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While you are cleaning out and organizing your linen closet, take inventory.  Go through your medicine to make sure nothing has expired.  Take inventory of your first aid kit to make sure you have what you need.  If you have old towels or sheets that you can’t re-purpose, donate them to an animal shelter.

My hope is that one of these days, I will find time to give the linen closet a fresh coat of paint.  #528 on my to-do list.

Love, hugs and enjoying everything in its place… for now!

Holly

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39 comments on My Perfectly Organized Linen Closet

  1. Minxy
    January 5, 2014 at 10:37 am (1 year ago)

    Love how organized your closet is! I’m so jealous. And… how did you fold those fitted sheets so they are neat?! *mind blown*

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    • Holly
      January 5, 2014 at 3:31 pm (1 year ago)

      Hi Minxy – Thanks so much for visiting and LOL on those sheets. I have my own “Martha-style” for folding. It’s a great illusion! Hugs, Holly

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  2. Christy
    January 5, 2014 at 9:45 pm (1 year ago)

    I can never get my sheets folded that neatly! My linen closet has so many loose pillow cases and odd sheets, old dust ruffles, etc that I just can’t seem to part with! What I love about yours is you have exactly what you need and it looks so neat and organized! :)

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    • Holly
      January 6, 2014 at 6:20 am (1 year ago)

      Hi Christy – Thank you for your kind words. I tried not to let “perfection paralysis” get in the way of being organized. Neat and tidy is all that is needed. Hugs, Holly

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  3. Jenny
    January 5, 2014 at 11:46 pm (1 year ago)

    Great ideas! Love the pretty baskets with tags on them. Cute, cute, cute!

    I’d like to invite you to a new link party, called Happy Tuesday. We’re sharing anything that makes us happy – we want to spread good vibes and positivity throughout blogland. You can find out more info at the link below. I hope you’ll come and join us!

    http://holidays-at-the-harris-home.blogspot.com/p/happy-tuesdays.html

    Thanks,
    Jenny

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  4. The Quintessential Magpie Blog
    January 6, 2014 at 6:11 am (1 year ago)

    You did a great job on organizing this. I wish mine was done. This has inspired me to get cracking. It’s a mess in there right now. LOL

    Visiting from Susan’s Met Monday…

    XO,

    Sheila

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    • Holly
      January 6, 2014 at 6:22 am (1 year ago)

      Hi Sheila – I hear you. And it’s easier to close the door than to take an hour an organize, but it’s worth it! Hugs, Holly

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  5. Corinne
    January 6, 2014 at 7:41 am (1 year ago)

    Love, love, love this post. Thank you so much for not having a picture of a perfect linen closet with linens neatly bundled and perfectly symmetrical and only 10 items in the entire closet which would never be enough for a real family! This is almost exactly how my own linen closet is organized. It’s neat and functional but will never win any home decorating awards. Thank you for the tip about donating old linens to an animal shelter. We’ve always saved them so the kids could make forts out of them, but they are all getting a little old for that now and I didn’t want to just throw them away.

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    • Holly
      January 6, 2014 at 10:12 am (1 year ago)

      Hi Corinne – Thank you for your kind words. As I was taking pictures and writing the post, I did pause and wonder if I should be doing it, as it’s not “magazine worthy” like some I see out there. But I also think that “most” of us are normal people with normal homes and normal stuff who don’t live in magazines so you get the real me! Hugs, Holly

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  6. Lady Lilith
    January 6, 2014 at 12:37 pm (1 year ago)

    Now that is amazing. I wish my linen closet can only be half as organized. I should take a note and add that to my spring cleaning list later this year.

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    • Holly
      January 6, 2014 at 7:34 pm (1 year ago)

      Hi Lilith – You are too kind, thank you so much. Hugs, Holly

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  7. The Tablescaper
    January 7, 2014 at 8:18 am (1 year ago)

    You make me realize I have too many sheets. My linen closet is FULL of linens! but yours does look great!

    Wonderful to have you celebrating the New Year at Seasonal Sundays.

    – The Tablescaper

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    • Holly
      January 7, 2014 at 12:46 pm (1 year ago)

      Hi Alma – Thanks for hosting and one can never have too many sheets! Hugs, Holly

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  8. Kristina & Millie
    January 7, 2014 at 8:30 pm (1 year ago)

    You are just so full of great organizational ideas! When can you come over? I can pay in crafts or food.
    :)
    Thanks for linking to Snickerdoodle Sunday!

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    • Holly
      January 8, 2014 at 7:09 am (1 year ago)

      Hi Kristina & Millie – Ding dong…. that would be your doorbell. It’s funny…. I hate cleaning but LOVE LOVE organizing! Hugs, Holly

      Reply
  9. Shelly
    January 8, 2014 at 1:52 am (1 year ago)

    Organizing my linen closet is on my to do list for 2014! Thanks for the inspiration and for linking up to Hit Me With Your Best Shot! I hope to see you next week!

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    • Holly
      January 8, 2014 at 7:12 am (1 year ago)

      Hi Shelly – Thanks so much. It’s not going to win any beauty awards, but everything is perfectly organized! Hugs, Holly

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  10. lydiaf
    January 9, 2014 at 7:06 am (1 year ago)

    I’m jealous. My linen closet looks nice for a day or two then goes downhill quickly (much like my hair after I leave the salon). Stopping by from Organized 31

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    • Holly
      January 9, 2014 at 8:05 am (1 year ago)

      Hi Lydia – So far we’ve managed to keep it in good shape. Fingers crossed! Hugs, Holly

      Reply
  11. Nancherrow
    January 9, 2014 at 6:35 pm (1 year ago)

    your linen closet
    looks fabulous

    all neat and tidy and organized

    would love for you to share
    at Fridays Unfolded this week!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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    • Holly
      January 10, 2014 at 6:32 am (1 year ago)

      Hi Alison – Thanks so much, I do enjoy it much better. No beauty prizes, but I can find everything! Hugs, Holly

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  12. Carol
    January 10, 2014 at 9:51 am (1 year ago)

    Great organizing, Holly! Women should be the only ones allowed to design home storage — no men allowed!

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    • Holly
      January 10, 2014 at 3:45 pm (1 year ago)

      Hi Carol – I hear you on that one! If men organized our homes, the lawn mower would live in the kitchen LOL! Hugs, Holly

      Reply
  13. Sue
    January 10, 2014 at 5:05 pm (1 year ago)

    I also like the baskets with tags ideas like the above commneters and I need to multiply them all about the house.

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    • Holly
      January 11, 2014 at 4:57 pm (1 year ago)

      Hi Sue – They work… “most” of the time! Thanks for visiting. Hugs, Holly

      Reply
  14. April
    January 11, 2014 at 4:49 pm (1 year ago)

    I REALLY need to tackle our linen closet…great tips and storage ideas! Thanks for linking up to the “Get Your DIY On” link up party! Remember to come back on February 2nd with your simple décor projects you love!

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    • Holly
      January 11, 2014 at 4:57 pm (1 year ago)

      Hi April – Good luck with the linen closet and you betcha I won’t miss it! Hugs, Holly

      Reply
  15. Linda - Home Cooking
    January 13, 2014 at 6:45 am (1 year ago)

    Hi…I’m one of your new followers. I have been working on my linen closet this past week. My closet does not have doors it is just a huge open shelves in the bathroom. You have given me some new ideas. :) Thanks – have a great week.

    http://gangi-homecooking.blogspot.com

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    • Holly
      January 13, 2014 at 3:29 pm (1 year ago)

      Hi Linda – Thanks so much for following – I hope you enjoy my little blog. Glad you liked the ideas. We have 3 small closets in the master bathroom that we actually took off the doors to give us more space so it’s harder to keep everything nice when it’s on display all of the time. Hugs, Holly

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  16. Kathy
    January 15, 2014 at 4:06 pm (1 year ago)

    Wonderfully organized – love that everything is clearly marked! Well done! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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    • Holly
      January 16, 2014 at 10:41 am (1 year ago)

      Hi Kathy – You are too kind, thank you! Hugs, Holly

      Reply
  17. arod
    January 17, 2014 at 5:38 pm (1 year ago)

    great tips for keeping a linen closet well organized thanks so much for sharing at Meet the Neighbors

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    • Holly
      January 19, 2014 at 2:11 pm (1 year ago)

      Hi Arod – Thank you for your kind words and hopefully one of these days I can spruce it up a bit. Hugs, Holly

      Reply
  18. Katie Goldsworthy
    January 21, 2014 at 2:59 am (1 year ago)

    Way to just go and get it done! Looks great! Thanks for sharing at Monday Funday!

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    • Holly
      January 21, 2014 at 7:20 am (1 year ago)

      Hi Katie – Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words. Have a great day! Hugs, Holly

      Reply
  19. DONNA
    September 28, 2014 at 4:52 pm (7 months ago)

    THANK YOU. I WOULD MUCH RATHER SEE A REAL LINEN CLOSET THAN A STAGED, IMPOSSIBLE TO ACHIEVE ONE THAT IS USUALLY SHOWN. I DON’T LIKE TO SEE EVERYTHING THE EXACT SHADE OF WHATEVER COLOR THEY ARE USING. NOONE I KNOW HAS EVERYTHING IN THEIR CLOSET THE EXACT SAME COLOR!! VERY REFRESHING!!

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    • Holly
      September 30, 2014 at 2:00 pm (7 months ago)

      Hi Donna – You hit the nail on the head. My family, life, and house are not glossy coated magazine pictures. We are very real and normal! Hugs, Holly

      Reply
  20. Susan Burch
    December 15, 2014 at 11:45 am (4 months ago)

    Love an organized closet. I have each bedroom hold it’s own linen and towels. I usually put them in a dust free bag on the top of the closet until needed. That way, the actual linen closet has guest sheets/towels only, and if there is a guest room then that is where the sheets are, sandwiched between lavender in the dust bag. Also, since beds are often the same size, I mark the bottom of the sheet with a colour for each room so they always go to the right place. Saves alot of time sorting the linen closet 😉

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    • Holly
      December 17, 2014 at 7:24 am (4 months ago)

      Hi Susan – Thank you so much for stopping by to share your awesome ideas! I’m always up for some great organization tips! Hope to see you again soon… happy holidays and hugs, Holly

      Reply

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