How can i make a small linen closet functional?


I rent, old house, linen closet is small, shelves are shallow, a folded towel hangs over, no room for bulky blankets ir comforters. Any ideas that are easy and inexpensive?

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  • Csl30897231 Csl30897231 on Sep 09, 2018

    I turned my small linen closet into storage for my stone wear collection and bought a three level wicker basket/caddy for easy access to towels and such. Blankets went into big bins in the garage.

  • Lori Lori on Sep 09, 2018

    I feel your pain having had that problen once. Does this have to be your linen closet? How big is your closet in the bedroom? Is ther space in the ends that goes in behind the wall? I build shelves in there and used that. Another idea is use a bureau or sideboard as your linen cupboard. It could be a nice piece of furniture anywhere in the house and only you know what is in it. Any size or shape to fit what you need can be used. I have used the hanging shelves that hang over your closet rod, the collapsible kind. Good luck :)

    • Cindy Cindy on Sep 09, 2018

      It's the only closet, bedroom closets are tiny too, very old house, but I do have an old dresser I think I can use. Thank you.

  • Tere Tere on Sep 09, 2018

    While you can't make it bigger you can add towel bars, hooks, or hanging bins on the interior side of the door to add more storage. You may also want to " shrink" down the size of larger blankets using this Hefty brand system.

    • Cindy Cindy on Sep 09, 2018

      I'm going to look into the hanging bins, and I just found a large bag for blankets to shrink in some of the moving items. Thank you

  • Pat Pat on Sep 09, 2018

    How about blankets under your bed....they have some inexpensive rolling bins that you could use under there....towels might be hard to get at there but blankets and other linens might work.

  • Linda Biere Linda Biere on Sep 09, 2018

    Fold the towels into thirds length-wise, and then roll up; stack on shelves with ends out, so you can see what you've got. Also, if you have old towels that you don't really need, give them to a shelter or Goodwill.

  • Joanne lueke Joanne lueke on Sep 09, 2018

    Fold your towels in thirds lengthwise and roll them up. Stack them on top of each other. It will look much neater and you can store many more than flat stacking. Blankets, comforters and pillows shrink up well in those vacuum bags and could easily be stored under the bed. Best wishes.

  • Oliva Oliva on Oct 24, 2018

    Determine the width and depth where you want towels, then measure and fold, accordingly, to make them fit. First towel becomes a template for remainder. Storing one towel with folded edge out and next towel with folded edge toward rear of shelf creates more space.

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