Towels rolled up in a linen closet


When I think of cleaning and organizing my home for spring, I usually start with the linen closet.  It’s a super great time to freshen and switch out old items for new ones.  With my closet being on the smaller side, this task tends to make it on to my priority list every year.  The next time you clean and organize your linens try one of these tips.

  • Group linens together by room and season.  A good rule of thumb is 2 sets per bed.  If you are like me, I like to have 1 cotton set and 1 flannel or linen set.
  • Use leftover fabric ribbon to keep sets together (fitted sheet, flat sheet and pillowcases).  This makes searching for matches a thing of the past.
  • When purchasing linens, think about the space in which they will be stored.  Do you have a lot of room in your closet that will make storing that extra bulky comforter doable or do you need to purchase something that can be folded and made more compact.
  • Use bins that are labeled for storing table linens, extra toiletries and anything else that is on the smaller side. This tip also cuts out the searching step.
  • Try leaving spaces in between linen stacks to promote air flow.  Poor airflow can cause your closet to acquire a musty smell.  Leaving room will most often fix this problem. You can also put a sachet in the back of the closet with a nice scent.  I always try to use a scent that is milder and not too over powering.