We are slowly settling into our new house but the space is so different than our last house that I’m having to go through each closet, cupboard, etc. and find new ways to organize them. I love an organizing challenge so this week I tackled linen closet organization.
Before I could organize the space I had to make it pretty, a girl can bling out her linen closet, can’t she? Here’s what it looked like before. And yes, everything is the same color, that’s how the whole house is, it makes me CRAZY!!!
Here it is after.
I like to work from the bottom up so this is how I organized the bottom cupboard. I folded, and stored, all our extra blankets on the bottom shelf. Now that Fall is approaching there are lots of times we want to curl up on the couch and cuddle with a blanket and storing them here makes them easy to reach, even for my 4 year old.
On the shelf above that I placed all of our large bath towels. I probably would have stored these in the upper cabinet but they are more narrow, so I didn’t really have a choice. Having them on the lower shelf does make it easier for Malea to reach them, and help me put them away.
I also have some beach towels on this shelf. I store most of our towels down by the pool but I keep a few of them upstairs for taking to the lake, etc.
Above the lower cabinets are 2 drawers. One of the drawers is an organized junk drawer but the other one stores our cloth napkins. Now that I have a whole drawer for them I’d like to get some more colors!
I also made these cute labels, with my Silhouette, so that things get put back in the right places when other people help me with the laundry.
Here’s a look at the upper cabinet.
On the top shelf I have table cloths and table runners (which I also need to get more of), on the next shelf I have hand towels, wash cloths and sheets.
The bottom shelf holds our organized medicine boxes, bandaids, etc. You can see how I organize them HERE.
Even though this is a smaller space then I had at the other house, I think because it’s wider, and not as deep, it’s easier to organize. I like the way it looks and I also like that I have a little room to “grown into it”. Do you have any ideas where I can get some cute table linens?
Do you have a linen closet or a linen cupboard? I would love to hear how you organize them!
- Paint color – Village Paints, Colonial White
- Pulls – D. Lawless Hardware
- Knobs – D. Lawless Hardware