Linen closets tend to get all odds and ends shoved into them. Sheets, towels, toilet paper, heating pads, spare toothbrushes-you name it and itâs in there. Sooner or later, thereâs no rhyme or reason to this neglected space, weâre just happy to see another square inch of real estate to use up. Thereâs something so nice about changing your sheets and actually being able to find the full set, neatly folded and ready. No cursing, wrinkles or missing pillowcases to hinder an already tedious task. Letâs get our linens and the closets we keep them in organized.
Challenge Time: 1 Hour
Â 1-2 Green Garbage Bags
1-2 Clear Garbage Bags
- Clear each shelf one at a time, and as you go through each item make a decision about whether or not youâre going to keep it, donate it or throw it away. All donate items will go in the clear garbage bag and items that are garbage will be going into the green bags. Remember to let linens go that have seen better days. Towels that use to be white, sheets that are missing pieces or hand towels with stains can all be tossed.
- If you keep medication in your closet, check expiration dates and dispose of anything thatâs past itâs best before. Be sure to take all old medications to a pharmacy for proper disposal. When it comes to any lotions and potions you are ready to dispose of, your local toxic drop off will accept them.
- Start to designate shelves for your items. Refold your towels in a way that will allow for the most storage capacity. A great way to keep your sheets together and tidy is to simply place the folded flat and fitted sheet into one of the pillowcases. If youâre like me, folding those fitted sheets can be a challenge on itâs own. Check out this link for help if needed! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Z5k9nWcuFc
- When it comes to medications and additional bathroom necessities, place them into the baskets to help conceal the clutter. Any medication should be on a higher shelf if you have pets or children that might be curious!