Realistic Linen Closet Organization

How I organized our linen closet using budget-friendly, simple materials that I can easily transfer to our next home.
I wanted to do something that I knew I would be able to keep up with and maintain. I'm terrible at folding sheets, so I needed some type of storage solution that would keep everything in containers and out of sight.
This is what the linen closet looked like before. I did a massive declutter, and ended up donating a lot of our extra sheets and towels.
I emptied the whole linen closet out!
Then I added pretty wrapping paper to the back of the closet to give the space some color. I thought the prettiness would motivate us to maintain the organization in the closet too!
Then I used boxes to contain all of our sheets, toiletries, and baby supplies.
I labeled each box with name tag stickers!
This is what the closet looked like after I was finished!
Here's a before and after picture of the whole project. Having everything in containers made a huge difference! So far, it's been easy to maintain and nice to look at. :-)

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3 of 4 questions
  • Pamela Langone
    on Nov 16, 2015

    how many sets can you get in the box???

  • Renata
    on Nov 16, 2015

    Love organization but gotta ask, Did u really get everything in that closet in those boxes?

    • Pat Croley
      on Nov 17, 2015

      @Renata She said she gave away several of her sheet sets and they did not all go back into the closet.

  • Donna Wright
    on Jan 11, 2016

    How did you adhere the wrapping paper to the back wall?

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  • Marta Zill
    on Jun 29, 2018

    I've needed this project! One of the best tips was to rid yourself of the things you don't need . Thanks for showing me how to clean up several areas in our home

  • Valerie
    on Oct 26, 2018

    I have a junk closet in a hall. It has toiletries, batteries, coats, recipe books and assorted other items. So far I have put a book shelf under other shelves where it was empty space but still not happy. The idea of completely emptying it and starting completely new is great. I'll send pictures when I am done.

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