How I organized my Linen Closet

My Linen Closet was what nightmares are made of! The kids would crab a towel and they would drop onto the floor in the hallway to live until we cleaned it all up. So much was crammed into that closet that it was impossible to find anything. A waterfall of towels or blankets would come crashing down onto you if you tried to remove anything from it. After researching on Pinterest “organized  linen closets” I decided that I needed to tackle this space. Finding the right size/shape baskets was important so the first step was to measure my closet. Find the depth of your shelves so you can buy baskets that are deep but yet don’t hang over. The width of your closet will determine how many baskets or towels will fit. After quickly sketching the closet out on a piece of paper I headed to  local stores to find the perfect baskets. The best places I found baskets were Walmart, The Container Store, HomeSense, Pottery Barn, Wayfair, Target and Ballard Designs.
As much as I would love to get rid of the wire shelving it wasn’t priority. Wire shelving is in all the closets in our home and they work so why fix something that isn’t broke (although aesthetically I would LOVE to change it all my hubby wouldn’t be too keen on that 😉 ).
After 10 years of marriage our towels were worn and stained. It was time for some fresh new towels. After asking you all for your recommendations and some research I found these amazing Turkish towels. White was the go to color for 95% of people. You can bleach, and clean white towels easier then coloured towels. Recently I’ve started using some facial antibiotic creams that bleach coloured towels and make them look awful. These white towels still look awesome and I love that I can bleach them.
The Jute Baskets were a major score at HomeSense! I love that they have lids and hide all the colourful beach towels and family board games. I’m not sure why we store our board games in the linen closet but it’s a easy place for the kids to grab them and we don’t have room anywhere else.
SHOP BASKETS

We keep a few of our favourite family products in the linen closet for easy grabs as all of our bedrooms are close to it. Washed Up, Deep Breath and Settle Down by K’pure and Magnesium Oil by So Luxury. Q-tips and Cotton pads in the glass jars behind.
It seems as though there is two kinds of people when it comes to laundry. You are someone who is constantly doing laundry throughout the week or you let it pile up and when you have nothing left to wear you do it. I seem to always leave it till Saturday or Sunday when uniforms need to be washed for Monday. Which one are you? The rolling laundry basket pictured above is so handy as it wheels around the house easily and its also fun for the kids to take rides in. I hope this inspires you to tackle your linen closet and refresh your towels. Wrapping yourself in these towels after a warm bath doesn’t get old.

SHOP THE LINEN CLOSET

SHOP MY OUTFIT

  • Lee-Ann Clay

    Your closet is beautiful! I don’t keep my towelling in the linen closet. I have them under the sink in the bathroom. Wide drawer container holds folded hand towels; narrow one holds face clothes. All bath towels stack neatly on the wide drawer bin. I bought IKEA towels because they have hook-tags and each child could have their own colour. I don’t like towels in the bathroom. Having 5 kids and 1 bath/shower-room the towels and towel racks were not my friends. I bought dollar store hooks that hang on the back of each bedroom door. The wet towels hang and dry in each bedroom. Not our bathroom.

    I took our bathroom mirror off the wall and had a glass company cut 6″ off the bottom. I then hung the mirror back up at the original distance from the ceiling. I filled in the lower holes that were now exposed. I bought a towel rack that was 4′ long (same width as my mirror). All face clothes hang below the mirror and didn’t touch our counter either. Ever!! No more piles and “whose is this clothe” because of the IKEA colour choices (my kids would share a water bottle but would get out a clean clothe if they didn’t know which one was theirs!).

    It was a rainbow of colours but no towels or clothes on the floor or counters was better for myself and the munchkins learning to care for them. Putting a clean towel away could also mean just hanging it on the back of a bedroom door. 7 body towels plus hair towels for 3 – 4 females is a lot of clutter in a bathroom. Well, I think it would be. I never found out with this system.