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1.23.2013

A Little Lovely in the Linen Closet

Happy Wednesday!

I hope you're having a great week and the temperatures are warmer than your freezer.  I would actually be happy with freezer temps right now, because it is crazy f-f-f-freeezing here!  But, cold weather is good for indoor projects, right?  I'm still organizing, and today I have a linen closet to share.

But first, let's look at some inspirational linen closets to get you in the organizing mood.  Photos of pretty organization ideas always help with that, don't they?

Source: bing.com via Jennifer on Pinterest


I think a dreamy built-in linen closet like this would inspire me to stay organized.  Especially if all of my linens were on display!  I would have to get some gorgeous sheets and towels for a linen closet like this.

How about this clever closet?  Using organizers you'd typically use in the kitchen - brilliant!
Source: bhg.com via Ana on Pinterest

And who wouldn't love one of these built-in beauties in their bathroom?  So much more attractive and functional than the standard issue linen closet, and what a great use of space.





Source: indulgy.com via Lucinda on Pinterest

Here is another lovely linen closet - notice how it appears to be a regular closet, complete with bi-fold doors, but the shelving makes it pretty and functional.  A great combination when we're talking about closet spaces, don't you think?

These wire baskets are so pretty in this linen closet don't you think?  Especially when paired with the chalkboard labels.

And here is a little exercise in organizational smarts - pull out drawers in the linen closet!  Duh!  Why didn't I think of that?  Solves the problem with towels and washcloths getting balled up in the back of the closet. 
Source: houzz.com via Molly on Pinterest

A great way to extend your closet space is to add a couple of towel racks on the door.  For hanging up towels to dry, or storing extra blankets.

And who says you need a closet to store your linens?  This is as lovely as anything I've seen, and still serves the same purpose.  (And I just can't get enough of those wire baskets!)

I wish that I could steal some space from my master closet and dedicate it to my linen closet.  We have a great space in our master bathroom, but the linen closet falls short.  Well, not short - narrow.  Where is it written that the standard issue linen closet must be a narrow rectangle of a space?

Here is my (embarrassingly unorganized) before photo:

But, it has made quite a turnaround, and is proof that even a long, rectangular linen closet doesn't have to be an abomination. 

Better, yes?  I even added my own labeled tags (courtesy of paint chips and my tag shaped hole punch - how's that for resourceful?)
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I also added a basket by the shower for towels, so no one has to freeze while jumping out of the shower and grabbing one out of the linen closet.  This is especially handy on days like today, when it's -15 degrees outside.

In the design of this home, someone forgot that there should be towel holders or something for the shower, so we added some command hooks that adhere to the tile for hanging wet towels.

And here is a Before and After shot for you:

So, the linen closet is done, and my office/craft closet is done.  I'm off to conquer the countless other abominable closets in my home!

Are you trying to get organized in the new year?  How's it going?

Linking up:
TDC Before and After








6 comments:

  1. Great inspiration photos...who woulda thought we'd be envious of a closet space?! This comes at a great time as we're planning the layout of our master bath closet...I'll be showing this post to my husband as he's the one making the shelves for the inside. And from what I see in all these pics, the more shelves, the better. Love your labels too. I'll definitely be stealing that idea!

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  2. Hi Jenny, I love it all but I especially adore those paint chip tags, what an AMAZING idea!!! I am going to Micheals today:). Have a great day,
    Jen

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  3. You are starting 2013 with a bang! First the laundry room, now linen closet - dang girl! Can you come visit me??? I am a huge fan of an organized linen closet. My kids, on the other hand, like to take out all the neatly folded blanket and sheets to make forts and then shove them back in there all rigamaroo. Our linen closet is in serious need of love. Thanks for sharing some inspirations!

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  4. Your linen closet looks great...very organized! Thanks for sharing some great ideas...I really like the inspiration pic where they used kitchen organizers...very clever. Ooh, I like the tags you made too...so cute!

    Amy
    www.homesweetthriftyhome.com

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  5. Jenny, it looks great. I love the idea for paint chip labels. I need to get one of those punches. So clever!

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  6. Looks great! And what a wonderful idea to put those old paint chips to use! :)

    Shannon
    Shannon Loves Design
    Fabulously Vintage

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