After a few simple changes, we finally have an organized linen closet.
Do you have one of those areas in your home where it’s been on your to-do list for a long time but you just keep putting it off? One of those areas has been our kids’ linen closet. It wasn’t awful but I knew it needed to be cleaned out. Here’s how I finally tackled and created an organized linen closet.
Finally one afternoon, I decided it was time. In true Marie Kondo style, I took everything out of that closet. I found old items like my college throw blanket, sleeping bags and random linens. This was the perfect time to go through all the items and get rid of things that weren’t being used in the last 6 months.
When decluttering and organizing, it’s also a great time to donate items that are still in great condition but just not being used in your own home anymore. I even gave some items to a friend. It’s better to have someone else use something than it sitting and collecting dust in a closet.
I bought 3 clearance baskets recently and knew they would be used for the linen closet. I also had some leftover peel and stick wallpaper from Boho Luxe Home and decided to use it for the linen closet. This part is obviously not necessary but it sure does make me smile every time I open that linen closet. I really believe it’s the small details that truly make a home even if you’re the only one that’s ever going to see and appreciate it.
The best part was that I literally had just enough to fit the linen closet. This is the same wallpaper I used in my dining room. I also love using any extra peel and stick wallpaper remnants to line drawers.
We used to hold a bunch of our board games in the linen closet but I decided to move them to another dresser in the hallway. I took some chalkboard labels that I had and attached them to each of these baskets. I kept like items together and now they are rolled nicely into each basket.
A black fabric bin on top holds a bunch of winter accessories and keeps it nice and hidden. There is now so much space left in the linen closet and I’m really happy with that. Just because you have the space for it doesn’t mean it needs to be completely full.
I believe rooms and closets need breathing space. Keep what you need and use and don’t allow your home to become a growing storage space.
If you are in need of organizing some spaces in your home but feeling really overwhelmed about it, start small. Try tackling one drawer first. You will feel quite satisfied once that small project is done and it will give you the motivation to move onto the next. And remember, progress is better than perfection.
Thanks for reading, friends! Here’s a final look at the Before and After.
This makes me quite content and I’m so glad I finally took 2 hours to clean out, add some happy wallpaper and organize this closet. I recently organized my spice drawer and you can find that post here.
Have a wonderful week, friends.
Let all that you do be done in Love. 1 Corinthians 16:14
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