Your linen closet probably has more towels and bed sheets than you really need. Linen closets can also become cluttered with items that don’t belong. Sheets may be bundled and shoved into linen closets and linens can be lost or forgotten without proper organization. Let’s talk about what is essential so you can simplify and organize your linen closet like a pro!
What’s in Your Linen Closet?
Our hallway linen closet has beach towels, guest towels, our kid’s bed sheets, guest bed sheets, guest bed pillows and blankets. It’s easy to collect towels and sheets over a period of time that remain in a closet or storage and are never used.
Follow these tips in an effort to own less and create an organized closet that is easy to spot what you need right away.
How many Towels/Sheets do you need?
Bath towels, beach towels, hooded towels, hand towels, washcloths…want to know how many towels do you need? What about bed sheets?
My rule of thumb is to have 2 sets of bed sheets per bed in your home. This means that our kids (both have twin beds) have 2 sheets each. When one set goes in the wash, the other is placed on the bed. Once the set in the wash is cleaned and folded, it is placed back in the closet
My rule of thumb for towels is 2-3 large bath towels per person in the household. If you do laundry at least once a week, this rule will work for your home as well
Keep two complete sets of towels for guests (bath towel, hand towel, washcloth). If you have more than 1 guest in your home, they can always use your back stock of 2-3 towels per person
We have 2 beach towels per person in our house. If you have a pool or go to the beach/pool more often than others, you may need more but often times, once you evaluate things, you find you really don’t need as many as you thought you did.
Reducing your linens
Use the “One-In, One-Out” rule. Try to reduce the number of linens that you bring into your home going forward with the one-in, one-out rule. We recently purchased a new bed for the master bedroom and we purchased new high sheets (the same size sheets that we already had 2 sets of) so we donated a set we weren’t in love with so we didn’t need to find room in the closet or create more clutter.
How to organize the linen closet
- Remove everything from the closet so you have an empty space to start fresh
- Sort through towels and decide which ones are in the best condition to keep – designate others to donate/trash
- Go through sheets to make sure you have the correct sizes to match your current bed sizes – designate others to donate
- Sort through blankets, washcloths, hand towels, beach towels, etc. in the same manner
- We have a washcloth basket under the bathroom cabinet in the kid’s bathroom for easy access instead of keeping them in the linen closet
- A small basket is also a great idea for pillowcases or hand towels in the linen closet so they don’t create clutter
- Organize like items together in the closet. Try the KonMari Method to folding towels
- Label everything in the closet using my printable labels
We store a few other items in our master bathroom linen closet which includes medicine, hair care items, dental care items, cleaning supplies, soap, etc. For this purpose, my printable Linen Closet Labels include every label you would need to organize your bathroom.
Here are a few pictures of the master bathroom linen closet (similar labels in blue are pictured):
The baskets pictured are from the dollar store and the labels are adhered using glue dots.
Grab these Linen Closet Labels shown in my linen closet to organize your linen closet in no time!
My printable linen closet labels are perfect to use in any home. The design, shape, and color can work with any home. Print on white card stock, full sheet white labels, or full sheet clear labels for a clean look or print on your preferred colored card stock to match the decor of your home.
The labels can be adhered to baskets/bins/wire shelves using glue dots, glue, or 3M adhesive (if printing on cardstock) OR print on full sheet white labels, printable clear sticker paper or full sheet clear labels OR hole punch the sides and string ribbon/yarn/twine to tie to baskets/bins/wire shelves (if printing on cardstock)
PDF File Includes (3 labels per page on 8 pages = 24 total labels):
– Guest Towels label (1)
– Guest Linens label (1)
– Dog Towels label (1)
– Hand Towels label (1)
– Wash Cloths label (1)
– Bath Towels (1)
– Twin Sheets label (1)
– Queen Sheets label (1)
– King Sheets label (1)
– Duvet Covers label (1)
– Pillow Covers label (1)
– Beach Towels label (1)
– Full Sheets label (1)
– Pillows label (1)
– Toiletries label (1)
– Medicine label (1)
– Soap label (1)
– Dental Care label (1)
– Hair Care label (1)
– First Aid label (1)
– Cleaning Supplies label (1)
– Feminine Items label (1)
– Makeup label (1)
– Blank Label – write whatever you want (1)
Print as many as you like after downloading the file and use over and over!
Grab the printable labels HERE to get organized right away!
Simplify your linen closet and bathroom by eliminating the items you don’t need. Use the “one-in, one-out” rule when bringing new linens into your home. Label after organizing to completely transform the space!
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Get ready to have your mind blown. This method to organize house clutter quickly is not a new method or secret hack. Do you think the organizing pros have been keeping this secret method with how to declutter your home fast all to themselves? I think my mother used this “secret” strategy to quickly organize the house with 6 kids in the 1980’s… it’s definitely not a new way to clean a house fast… but it’s so easy that anyone with a laundry basket can do it.
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How to Organize Your Personal Life (Free Printable Bullet Journal Pages)
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How to Get Rid of Unnecessary Possessions and Live the Life You Want
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I’m a firm believer that it’s best to re-purpose many items around your home FIRST before investing in more stuff. Take a look around your home to see if you have similar items that you can use in place of these items (shoe boxes, plastic food containers, etc).
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Printable Labels to Organize Every Room in Your Home
You can organize the heck out of your home but truth is, Your Home is not completely organized until you add labels!
I’ve done the hard work for you and made every label for every space in your home.
If there is a label that you don’t see available below (for common household items), please let me know in the comments and I will add it!
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