It’s day 28 of our 31 Days of Decluttering challenge, and today we’re going to declutter our linens and linen closets.
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Our linen closet is in our master bathroom. It’s a large space where we store our linens, towels, and extra bathroom supplies.
Currently, it’s a huge mess. Over the years I’ve purchased this MiracleFold laundry folder, shelf dividers like these (which are currently lost somewhere in our basement), baskets, but they’re just housing clutter right now.
My husband always jokes when I buy a new organizer that all we’ll have to do is get it in the house, and it will take care of organizing everything for us. It is the organizer after all, right? If only it were that easy!
The truth is it, just like the rest of our house, is stuffed with too much junk.
Tips for decluttering your linen closet:
- Remove everything from the space and wipe shelves clean
- Gather all linens from around your home
- Sort items into piles. If you store towels and toiletries in this space and need to sort through them, you can check out my toiletries and towels posts for more help.
- Donate or discard anything you no longer like, use, or is tattered beyond repair.
- Neatly refold linens and towels, and replace them in closet.
- Organize toiletries and other items you want to store in your linen closet and neatly place on shelves by category, storing like things together.
Another idea for storing linens is to keep them under the mattress for which they will be used. If every bed has two sheet sets, one can be on the bed while the other is either being laundered or is neatly tucked beneath the mattress. I love this idea, but I haven’t tried it yet myself. I’m guessing it would be especially helpful for anyone toilet training a toddler, which is once again in my near future.
How many linens do you have? Do you store them all in a closet with other items or somewhere else?