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. :-)
Katie Maris
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  • Donna Wright Donna Wright on Jan 11, 2016
    How did you adhere the wrapping paper to the back wall?

  • Nancy K Nancy K on Jan 01, 2021

    Hi, I really like the idea of using wrapping paper on the walls. Can you explain how you eliminated the chore of folding sheets? You said in your post that you were bad at it and the solution would fix that.

  • Dee Dee on Sep 20, 2021

    Where did you get these boxes? Looks great!

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  • Valerie 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.


  • Dee Dee on Sep 20, 2021

    Inspiring! My closet looks way worse than your “before”. At least your stuff is folded lol

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