Our tiny, lone linen closet serves 4 bedrooms/2 baths upstairs.
Here she is BEFORE.
She is crying for help. Hear her?
See the inspiration (this was before Pinterest) picture I taped to the door?
I saved up the empty zippered bags from linens that I'd bought
and my mom gave me a set of baskets.
Then I sorted and purged all the sheet sets and kept the ones that we'd use,
and used the zippered bags and a label to neatly, freshly and conveniently
store slipcovers, pillowcases, and sheet sets.
Comforters/duvets and blankets stay on the beds in their rooms,
or on the shelf in the bedroom closet.
I printed out each bag's contents and slip the paper in the
inside pocket of the zippered bag.
Here is the AFTER:
It needs to be edited often to store the basic necessities.
As you can see, I prefer white linens. They are easier to keep clean.
At our house, anyway.
Baskets are great for containing toilet paper!
This jar is full of travel-size shampoo, conditioner, lotion, mouthwash, soap and shower caps
for guests that may have forgotten theirs.
Also for the guest room.
Carafe and water glass, alarm clock, doilies and chocolates for guest room pillows.
Love this soap!
White towels are our choice because they are bleachable, when or if necessary.
I buy the softest, fluffiest towels at Wal-Mart, of all places.
I buy, all at once, a matching set of
4 bath sheets, 4 bath towels, 8 hand towels, and 8 washcloths.
The last set I had lasted 5 years.
I don't bleach the towels every time, only as I notice stains.
I also do something really weird.
After I wash the towels, have dried and folded them, I put them back into the closet
UNDERNEATH the towels that are already on the shelf.
This keeps the towels rotated.
In other words, we are not using the same towels on top over and over again.
This causes them all to last longer.
(I also do this with kitchen towels, underwear, socks, t-shirts.)
Method products are our favorite cleaners.
And, the chemicals don't knock us out while cleaning with them!
This is my "rag" basket. Bar mop cloths on the left and micro-fiber cloths on the right.
On the door rack: vintage and new linens.
Waiting to be ironed. Waiting and waiting.
I love linens. A lot. I think I have an obsession!
On the floor are two baskets that I found in two totally different Good Wills in
two totally different cities in two totally different states!
Flour sack drying cloths, bar mop "rags".
I like bar mop cloths as rags because they leave no lint when cleaning things.
I get these at Aldi, of all places!