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?
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!
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.
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.
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?)
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.
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?