Linen Closet Organization Hacks – How to Maximize Space
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Why you need linen closet organization
Your hallway linen closet has an important job. It holds blankets that will keep your loved ones warm and linens that welcome your guests and make them feel at home. This probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you see the overstuffed shelves of your linen closet. So, I’m sharing my favorite linen closet organization tips to help you declutter and store your bed and bath linens the right way. Your families will know where to find what they need and you won’t be embarrassed for guests to catch a glimpse of your setup.
Large storage bins | Gray bins | Under shelf basket | Spacesaver vacuum bags | Knit blankets | Quilt | Basket (similar)
How to store bedroom linens
Keep extra bed linens smelling fresh and wrinkle-free with a linen closet organization system that gives them enough space to breathe. If you find yourself running out of space, now is the time to get rid of any unused items. Sheets are more susceptible to wrinkles than blankets or comforters so it’s especially important to store them properly. Yes, you need to fold that fitted sheet!
How do you rotate sheets? Do you wash them and put them right back on your bed? A simple bin storage system will work if you rotate the same two sets week to week, but if you have several extra sets, I recommend separating them by size and keeping sets together. These storage bins are my go-to for linen closet organization. They have soft clear sides, a sturdy frame, and multiple access points. Easily see what’s inside without having to pull them off the shelf!
Large storage bins | Gray bins | Under-shelf basket | Spacesaver vacuum bags | Knit blankets
Since my hallway linen closet door stays closed, I don’t put bulky comforters or blankets in a bag. Stored on a lower shelf, they have space to breathe and maintain their shape. I can easily change them out for the seasons, or let’s face it, just because.
Keep bathroom linens neat
How you store your bathroom linens also depends on what you have. I love the look of bright white towels so I stick with light-colored linens that look great in my primary bathroom. On the other hand, if you like to use towels to add color to your space, grouping your extra sets by color is a great way to make swapping them out easier for you. I use the same storage bins for my towels as I do for my sheets. Yes, they’re functional, but choosing something that looks good is equally important.
Here are a few other options to make linen closet organization a breeze:
Tricks to save space
I recently added space-saving baskets under one of the shelves to store a few extra hand towels and washcloths. They are simple to slide in and the kids can grab what they need without having to pull out the whole stack and we all know what happens next…things get shoved back into place and will be a mess straightaway. Now I can take advantage of the space I save above the vacuum storage bags that shrink my pillow inserts down to a fraction of their original size. I can’t believe how flat these things get!
Speaking of pillows, I like to change things up in my home pretty frequently, and swapping pillow covers is an easy way to do just that. As a lover of interior design and fashion, I keep my pillow covers organized in my linen closet while I do the same with the clothes in my closet. I found these neutral fabric storage bins that are perfect for my collection. I just slide them out so I can see what catches my eye. You can also use bins to store your favorite travel essentials so you can be ready to hit the road when the time comes.
Large storage bins | Gray bins | Under shelf basket | Spacesaver vacuum bags | Knit blankets
What should you store on the bottom of a linen closet?
My linen closet organization hacks can be used for seasonal items as well! No need to open up all the bins to find towels for your first trip to the pool for the summer. As I mentioned before, you’ll be able to see them through the clear plastic windows all year round. The top shelf is a great place to store them out of the way. However, the bottom of your linen closet can be just as helpful! Keep large baskets down there so you can rotate seasonal shoes and accessories with your bedroom closet. Store those bulky winter boots for the warmer months and keep your heavy down comforter in great shape so you can get that fluffy bed look when the temperatures drop again.