If you are planning to reorganize your linen closet, here are some organizers that you might find to be useful.
Yesterday I posted my own
small linen closet makeover – you can see all the before and after photos in that post. I used some of the following organizers to corral things like shampoos, toothpaste, toiletries, sheets, batteries, etc.
Do This Before You Buy
For any organizing project, the first thing that I always recommend is to pare down your stuff before trying to figure out ways to store it.
Once you have made the tough decisions and have your pile of what you plan to keep – the most cost effective way to store it is to use containers that you already own.
Marie Kondo of
fame recommends repurposing sturdy boxes as baskets to organize your things. The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Personally, I have used boxes, tote bags, and if you have ever bought bedding – the clear bags with zippers that sheets and comforters come in are great options for storing things in the linen closet.
After you have gone through all the options you have at home – you may need to buy a few linen closet organizers for the things that you have left.
Organizers for Your Linen Closet
I love using
clear plastic bins to organize things like shampoo, conditioners, anti-perspirant, soap, and other toiletries.
They come in lots of different sizes so you can easily find something to fit the unique measurements of your own linen closet shelves.
Since these bins are clear, it is easy to see what is inside, this is especially useful for shelves that are at eye level or higher.
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fabric storage boxes with window have been a game changer for me when it comes to storing sheets.
The bottom shelf in my linen closet was dedicated sheet storage space for all our bedrooms.
But we have different sized beds in our home and the sheets would tend to get all jumbled and messed up.
These fabric bins make it super easy to organize sheet sets by bed size - and keep all of the pieces together.
Because the shelves in my linen closet are really deep, I store these two boxes deep and can shuffle them around easily if I need to access one of the boxes in back.
The window is convenient to see what is inside - and you can even use
a Cricut machine and some removable vinyl to make labels if you like.
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set of mini drawers is great for storing small things in your linen closet that you use often.
I use ours for extra tootpaste tubes, toothbrushes, and travel sized toiletries - like soaps, lotions, and shampoos.
Before I got the mini drawers, I used to use stackable plastic bins with lids - but I found these to be too cumbersome.
It would be really hard to access the bin on the bottom - so people would disrupt the whole pile and then not restack the bins. They would also open the bins and leave the lids everywhere.
These mini drawers really solved the problem well. Now you just need to slide open a drawer to get to the contents and the things in the other drawers stay in place.
The drawer towers come in different sizes and depths so be sure to measure your space and check to make sure that the drawers you order will fit.
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Storing bulky items like blankets and comforters can be tricky.
If you leave them loose on the shelf in your linen closet they tend to take up a lot of space.
Also, if the material is silky the comforter will not stay neatly folded.
When you originally buy these items they usually come in big zippered vinyl bags - if you remember to save the bags, you can use them for storage later.
But if you tossed yours, or are looking for solution for multiple items that will look uniform in your closet - then take a look
at these clear zip totes.
They come in different sizes - so measuring is key.
I store seasonal linens like electric blankets, quilts, and even extra pillows in zip bags like these.
They are great for the hard to reach top shelf or the hard to see bottom shelf or floor under that bottom shelf.
Since they are clear - you can see what is inside without having to open the bag.
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Make Your Plan
Obviously, no two linen closets are alike.
Before you run out and buy organizers, you need to
take inventory of the things you plan to store, find storage solutions that you already own, and make a list of the things you need to fill in the gaps.
Take note of the measurements of your shelves, including the depth so you can order organizers that will fit your space.
Since linen closets usually have doors that you can close, I tend to gravitate towards organizers that are clear. This makes it easy to see what is inside.
But if you have an open storage situation, you might want to consider more opaque storage – like baskets ( for example,
I use these types of baskets to store toilet paper in plain sight) and fabric bins that hide the contents.