Organizing the Linen Closet

April 26, 2013

Sometimes life makes it a little hard for me to stay organized and like most people  I don’t have alot of time to devote to keeping things organized so for me the easier my system is the easier it is for me to maintain it.

I had every intention of organizing my linen closet for the past year but just haven’t had time to get to it until recently.  Here’s proof…

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As you can see I “sorta” started to organize but then I gave up.  The Container Store opened in my city a few months ago and I’d been buying these storage boxes for the closet but never really got around to do anything with them.  Some of them hadn’t even been put together yet!

This week I finally decided to tackle this project so the first thing I did was take everything out of the closet.

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After enjoying the empty space for 5 minutes I got to work going through the boxes I had put things in.  I also made a few piles, garage sale, donate and throw away.  Why I hold onto some of the things I do I’ll never understand!

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I also decided to not spend anymore money on the closet (for now) and just use what I’d already bought.

Now I’ll tell you a few things about me.  I don’t know how to fold a fitted sheet and really  don’t care if I ever learn how to fold one.  If you want to know how to fold one you can learn how to do that here.   I also don’t tend to get too colorful or cute in my organization projects, practical seems to work for me.  For some reason I can’t pull off cute but Jen from IHeart Organizing is the queen of cute and the mega star of organizing if you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t read her blog then I highly recommend it!

So my linen closet is basically off white and practical and my sheets are not folded they are put into their own individual box and covered up with a lid so inside the box might not look perfect but when I open up my closet it looks nice and neat!

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I even took a little time to label all the boxes so everyone in my family knows where things go!

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They are a few projects I’d still like to do in the closet like have a better system for my wrapping paper and install a prettier light fixture but I can totally live with the final result, especially since it didn’t cost me any more money!!

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Hope you all have a great weekend!!! xo

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