Keep it organised: Linen Closets

A linen closet where you can keep all your extra linen, towels and toiletries is a great way to keep your bathroom and bedroom neat and tidy. With all those extras packed away it can easily become disheveled, so how do you keep it organised? Find out with our collection of inspirational photos!

Keep things tidy by separating linen, towels and toiletries. Put the things you change the most often on the easier reached shelves.

Maximise space by adding wicker baskets, storage units and even rails to the closet.

Neutral coloured storage units will help to create a calmer atmosphere - you won’t be confronted by a rainbow of colours when you open the closet which will make things seem more organised.

Less clutter means finding things easier so label them appropriately!

Even narrow closets can be organised! Just add some baskets and various other storage options (in a neutral colour) and transform your closet easily!

If you have the space in your bathroom add a shelving unit to not only store the extras but display them at the same time! This open shelving will also force you to be more organised!

Install extra shelves and rails in your closet to maximise storage options, keep it from looking messy by using (you guessed it) neutral storage units

Don’t have space for a big open shelving unit but want the same look? Use an empty closet and remove the door. Paint the inside the same colour as the outside walls will create the illusion of openness!

Who said a linen closet should be an actual closet? This vintage wardrobe works beautifully for not only storing but displaying your linen!

Here are five more tips to keep your closet neat and organised:

1. Light It Up: Many linens closets are small, dark and often, deep. A pack of LED tap lights doesn't cost much at the store. Do yourself a favor and stop in and pick up a pack. Place them at the front of each shelf. You'll wonder how you ever made it through without them.

2. Iron It Out: It might seem like such a hassle, but ironing your linen before putting them away will ensure that your linen closet will be organised - the simply reason is that neatly ironed and folded sheets take up less space (the sheets will also fold easier after being washed and ironed)
3. Thin It Down: Having backup sheets is a must for every bed in your home, but how many pairs of backup sheets do you need? If you have kids, that number might be 3 or 4, but for most, just one extra set will suffice.

4. Ratty Towel Syndrome: Towels aren't cheap and even the rattiest towels can have purpose in your home, but that doesn't always mean they need to keep their shape. Take the threadbare towels tear them up for cleaning purposes, but take them off the bathroom rotation.

5. Label & Colour Code: It's easier to keep a space neat and pretty when it already is. By adding labels to the ends of the shelves where specific linens go, it allows you to get new sheets and replace the old at a moments notice and without rummaging through piles. Try using contact paper down the shelves in a stripe from front to back to make colour coded sections for where specific sizes are located. Perfect if you have kids in the family!

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