Linen closets should be organized in a way that makes it easy for items to be accessed and used. This applies even if you don't have a garment wardrobe - the idea means organizing your house in a way that makes everything easily accessible. It's not about having a full wardrobe of clothes, tons of towels, or every bed sheet under the sun. Instead, it's about removing the stress of not being able to find your favorite pillow case because of all the other linens covering up half of your closet.
Organizing a linen wardrobe can be done in four steps: decluttering, collecting only the necessities, organizing by category, and then maintaining that order over time. Try completing the steps below one by one until you're satisfied with your newly organized space!
Step 1: Declutter
The first step is to remove everything from the wardrobe. Yes, everything. Put it all in a box and set it aside for 30 days . Get rid of any items that are broken, don't fit anymore, or are no longer any use.
Step 2: Collect Only the Necessities
Now that you've removed the excess items from your garment closet, it's time to think about what you really need to keep around. To do this, we'll create a master list of every item in your house and categorize them as necessary or unnecessary . If they're necessary, you must determine which product is the best fit for that category.
The categories are: bathroom - including towels , wash cloths , and shower curtain; kitchen - including dishrags, pot holders, and aprons; bedroom - including beddings (sheets, pillow cases), blankets, comforters, and mattress pads; and miscellaneous - including clotheslines, storage containers, and vacuum bags.
Step 3: Organize by Category
Once you've found your 'necessary' items, put each category in a separate bin or box. Categorization will make it easy to find the right product when you need it! Choose one section of your cloth closet to be the "Favorites" section. These will be the items you use most often, like your go-to bath towel or sheets.
Step 4: Maintain Order over Time
Now that everything is in its rightful place, it's time to think about how to maintain order long-term. The best way to do this is to have a specific system for every category. For example, you could group all of your dishes in one section and arrange them from largest to smallest. In the bedroom, you could put all your pillows on top of the comforters with their cases facing outwards.
The more time you spend maintaining order time, the easier it will be to keep your linen closet clean and organized.
No matter what you do, make sure things are easy for yourself! If there's a simpler way to arrange or organize your space, do that instead of adding more complication. Remember always to declutter before organizing - you don't want useless items clogging up the works!