Keeping Organized: The Linen Closet


MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – If you have a house, or even an apartment, you have a closet. And probably a linen closet likely bursting with bed sheets and bathroom towels. Professional organizer Andi Willis gives us a few tips to keep that closet in perfect working order.

First thing to do is to take it all out. Fold and re-fold everything and put like things together. Bed sheets with other bed sheets, towels with other towels, and so on. Anything that’s getting a bit ragged should likely be tossed out. Also, if you have a lot of extra sheets you have no timetable on using, pare those down as well.

Once you’ve re-organized and know what you’ve got, it’s time to put it all back in. Focus on the center of the linen closet, because that’s where you’re going to put your most used materials. Things that aren’t used as much should go up high, and things seldom used should go down below, like an aerobed.

Andi also likes to use shelf dividers. Dividers are an excellent way to keep things separated, and to prevent the towels and sheets you’ve stacked on each other from tipping over.

You can also label your shelves. Maybe beach towels are an obvious thing, but sometimes different sizes of bed sheets can become mingled in with one another. Keeping twin sized items away from the queens and kings can eliminate unwanted frustration.

And lastly, if your closet has a traditional door, you can use the back of it as vertical storage space. An over-the-door organizer, which has been featured before as a real life-saver, can be a place for keeping extra pillow cases, bathroom supplies, and other little things.

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