Come on friends.
Let’s head into the closet today.
The linen closet.
In many homes, it’s our own dirty little secret.
Just don’t open that door or sheets and towels and oversized quilts just might come flying out at you.
Too many items shoved willy nilly onto junky shelving until the whole thing is just about bursting at the seams.
So if you’re hearing little voices floating out at you every time you walk past your linen closet, calling “clean me; clean me”, then the time may have come to tackle this space once and for all.
That’s this weeks mission in the ten week organizing challenge; and I can’t wait to share the progress I’ve made on ours!
But I started, as I always do, with some serious research… about how to create a beautifully organized linen closet.
This challenge is making me feel like a grad student at Pinterest university with all the research I’ve been doing. Truth be told; research was one of my favourite things to do in University; so I really haven’t minded. If you are wondering what I’m talking about, you can check out all the details here on the ten week organizing challenge here:
So let’s get started with our research!
Here are the most inspiringly organized linen closets that I found… but I continue to add to my Pinterest Board dedicated to Linen Closet Organization Ideas as I find them:
This packed but beautifully organized linen closet Via BHG doubles as a cleaning closet. The adjustable shelving is great for items of different sizes; and I love the big bin for TP as well as the hanging storage on the back of the door.
If you have a tiny narrow linen closet space then Laura Via Finding Home Farms has some great tips for how to make the most out of it.
This nice wide linen closet doubles as pillow storage Via Honey We’re Home
With a mix of towel and bedding storage, this beautifully organized linen closet Via Dear Lillie has a cozy, farmhouse feel to it. I love the big wicker storage chests and “laundry” bin – they provide great storage for bulkier linens.
This Hall Linen Closet with Labels Via Julie Blanner is more the size of what we are dealing with and I love the labeled wood shelves.
The pretty labels on lovely baskets gives this bathroom linen closet a chic feel Via Waiting on Martha
I love the rolling storage cart and big galvanized bins in this small Organized Linen Closet Via Little Glass Jar. The storage items keep the messier looking linens corralled neatly together.
A beautifully organized Bathroom Linen Closet Via Kelley Nan uses the door for some amazing extra storage, and baskets keep smaller items neatly grouped on the wire shelving.
Aren’t these pretty turquoise and white bins a lovely addition to this organized linen closet with Kirklands Via The Creativity Exchange
Tips for organizing a tiny and narrow linen closet with great style Via Liz Marie
I LOVE the sign and light and hook on the door in this Farmhouse Linen Closet Via A Bowl Full of Lemons – plus those pullout bins would be perfect for grouping bedding together.
Wire dividers that are normally used for the kitchen make for convenient sheet storage in this linen closet Via BHG. Bins keep all kinds of items neatly corralled, and the rods on the door provide extra linen storage brilliantly. Bulkier items are stored up top.
What a perfect spot for your ironing board! And I love the cute baskets and metal dividers for the shelves in this lovely linen closet makeover Via Simplicity in the South
If you are on a serious budget, you can use dollar store bins with labels to keep your linens divided and organized like in this closet Via A Bird & a Bean
An over the door hanging storage bag provides overflow toiletry storage in this bathroom linen closet Via From Overwhelmed to Organized
A beautifully organized Linen and Cleaning Closet Via Bliss at Home – what a great spot to keep your dirty laundry tucked away.
Simply adding wooden labels to wire shelves helps keep things in order in this on-budget linen closet makeover Via Natalme
Sorting things into bins seems to be the way to go – and check out what a difference it can make in this linen closet makeover Via Today’s Creative Life
I love the addition of pretty background paper and the interior upper organizers provide much more space for smaller linens Via Hadley Court
And if you want your linens to look neat, try this tutorial for How to fold a fitted sheet from none other than Martha Stewart herself.
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And if you are on an organizing mission, like I am, I encourage you to pop over and check out the rest of the posts in this 10 week challenge series!