A small linen closet can quickly turn into a chaotic mess if not organized properly. But fear not! With some thoughtful planning and a few handy tips, you can transform your linen closet into a well-organized space where finding what you need is a breeze. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the steps to organize a small linen closet effectively.
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Currently we are working on how to unclutter the coat closet, hall closet, and linen closet. The daily task for today, Oct 31, 2023, is to begin to declutter any damaged or excess backpacks and bags in your hall closets. Remember, we are focusing on just the hall closet area, so don’t declutter your whole house. We will cover each room separately.
7 Hacks to Organize a Small Linen Closet: Maximize Space and Minimize Clutter
- Clear Out and Declutter
The first step in organizing any space is to declutter. Take everything out of your linen closet, and assess what you have. Be ruthless when it comes to getting rid of items you no longer need, such as old or mismatched sheets, towels, or linens. Donate or discard items that are no longer in good condition or have been replaced.
- Sort and Categorize
Once you’ve decluttered, it’s time to sort and categorize your linens. Group similar items together. For example, put all your bed linens in one pile, towels in another, and so on. This will make it easier to find what you need when you’re in a hurry.
- Invest in Storage Solutions
In a small linen closet, maximizing space is essential. Consider investing in some storage solutions to make the most of your available space. Here are a few options to consider:
- Shelves: Add additional shelves to make better use of vertical space. Adjustable shelves allow you to customize the closet to fit your specific needs.
- Baskets and Bins: Use baskets or bins to store smaller items like washcloths or toiletries. Labeling them can help keep things organized and accessible.
- Over-the-Door Organizers: These are perfect for storing smaller items or items you use frequently, like hairdryers, extra toiletries, or cleaning supplies.
- Roll, Fold, or Hang
How you store your linens can make a significant difference in maximizing space. Here are some guidelines for different linen types:
- Bed Linens: Fold fitted sheets, flat sheets, and pillowcases together and stack them neatly. Consider placing them in clear plastic bins to keep them dust-free.
- Towels: Roll towels to save space and create a spa-like aesthetic. Alternatively, fold and stack them neatly.
- Table Linens: Hang tablecloths, napkins, and placemats to prevent wrinkles. Use non-slip hangers to ensure they stay put.
- Label Everything
Labeling your bins and baskets is a crucial step in maintaining an organized linen closet. Use clear, easy-to-read labels to indicate what’s inside each container. This will save you time and frustration when you’re looking for a specific item.
- Regular Maintenance
The key to a well-organized linen closet is regular maintenance. Periodically go through your linens, declutter, and ensure everything is in its designated place. This will prevent the closet from descending into chaos again.
- Think Beyond Linens
Your linen closet doesn’t have to be exclusively for linens. If you have some extra space, consider using part of it to store cleaning supplies, small appliances, or other items that belong elsewhere in your home.
Organizing a small linen closet doesn’t have to be a daunting task. With some decluttering, thoughtful categorization, and the right storage solutions, you can create a functional and tidy space that makes your life more manageable. So, roll up those towels, fold those sheets, and enjoy your beautifully organized linen closet!
Steps to Take & Expert Tips to Organize a Small Linen Closet
1.Only spend time on your specific daily task.
2.Do not get side-tracked or distracted.
3.Work within a time of day that you have the most energy and stamina. This is one of the most useful declutter motivation tips. Listen to your body and work at decluttering when you feel the most alert and energized.
4.Avoid thinking too long about whether to keep or discard an item. This is one specific way for How to Be Ruthless When Decluttering.
5.Avoid cleaning during your declutter. The goal is to purge the dead weight. Getting rid of the clutter is your priority. Cleaning can be accomplished later. Read on for more declutter motivation tips and my room specific deep clean checklist, though, as you will begin cleaning after your declutter.
High Impact Decluttering Tips to Organize a Small Linen Closet
1. boxes -preferably ones you can donate (Avoid plastic storage bins because you may be tempted to just store the items and not part with them.)
2. sturdy trash bags
3. marker/pen to label boxes
Decluttering Tip: Avoid using storage bins to declutter. Storage bins tend to tell your brain to “store” the items for later. That is just delaying decisions. If you aren’t getting rid of items when you declutter, you are not truly decluttering. This is why I recommend a trash bag, also. A trash bag tells your brain to “trash” the item.
Obviously, recycle if you have that option. The boxes you use should be ones you are willing to part with, so I recommend sturdy cardboard boxes. As to donations, there are many charities that will come pick up your items for you at your home.
I use one in particular where you can book an appointment for pick-up online. This is so convenient, as it saves you the hassle of hauling stuff away yourself. Scheduling that pick-up also motivates you to declutter by a certain date.
Expert Ways & Tips to Organize a Small Linen Closet
1. Start by eliminating trash first- use a sturdy trash bag
2. Sort items by category if needed so you can see what you have
3.Get rid of items that don’t work or that work poorly, expired items, anything you don’t love, anything that you’ll never use again
4. Box up the donations and trash/recycle the rest
5.Select a charity to donate your items and schedule the pick-up if that is an option
How Do You Declutter Your Entire House (and get it deep clean?): Need to deep clean?
First, My How to Deep Clean Your Kitchen list can be found here.
Second, My How to Deep Clean Your Bathroom list can be found here.
Third, My How to Deep Clean Your Kids’ Rooms list can be found here.
Fourth, My How to Deep Clean Your Living Room list can be found here.
Fifth, My How to Deep Clean Your Bedroom list can be found here.
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Also, you can get the complete digital printable copy of the Year Long Thorough Declutter Series Calendar and Checklists here. The printable digital download is delivered to your email. It includes 25 pages of printable calendar pages and checklists to help you declutter every room in your home. You can find that here.
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Step 4: What is the fastest way to clean a dirty house? Use a timer and use the Deep Cleaning Checklists above. They will help you get your home sparkling after you’ve decluttered.
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