Ideas & Inspiration for Organizing and Putting Together a Linen Closet

Hello my friends. A big thank you to you all {for everything}. I am happy to be back and hope the New Year has been treating you all well.

I had plan to work through January with an organizing theme as many of us are geared up and ready to go with the fresh start of a new year. Even though February is right around the corner – if you are like me you could use some inspiration year round to continue that motivation.

One of the first projects I hope to begin soon is our linen closet. We are lucky to have a closet located right in the middle of our second floor hallway, however if you open the door right now you would be a little confused as to what it actually is. We use it more for storage than anything else
and unfortunately the items being stored in the space are not linens.

So this weeks inspiration and ideas post is centered around linen closets – containing some inspiring photos and creative projects ideas.

{Organizing and Putting Together a Linen Closet}

{source: Martha Stewart}

{source: House and Home}

{source: California Closets}

{source: House to Home}

{source: Country Living}

{source: Closet Organizers}

{source: The Container Store}

{source: Closet Design Ideas}

{source: House to Home}

{source: House and Home Living}

{source: Elle Decor}

{source: Better Homes and Gardens}

Roll towels instead of stacking them to save space
{source: Better Homes and Gardens}

{source: Better Homes and Gardens}

{source: HGTV}

Use a wine rack for storing rolled towels
{source: Better Homes and Gardens}

Clothespin Tags
{source: Martha Stewart}

{source: Martha Stewart}

Organize sheet sets with tied ribbon
{source: Better Homes and Gardens}

{source: House to Home}

{source: Martha Stewart}

Organize sheet sets by tucking them in one of the pillow cases
{source: Martha Stewart}

Store sheet sets in labeled baskets
{source: Better Homes and Gardens}

Use stackable open storage cubes to organize piles and keep them from tumbling over
{source: Martha Stewart}

Martha suggests to label your shelves so you never have to unfold an item to tell what it is
{source: Martha Stewart}

{source: Martha Stewart}

{source: Better Homes and Gardens}

Add shelf brackets to organize linens
{source: Martha Stewart}

{source: Martha Stewart}

{source: Better Homes and Gardens}

{source: Martha Stewart}

Store washcloths and smaller linens in stackable boxes
{source: Better Homes and Gardens}

{source: Better Homes and Gardens}

Short on space – turn an existing cabinet or armiore into a mini linen closet
{source: Better Homes and Gardens}

{source: House and Home}

{source: Better Homes and Gardens}

{source: Country Living}

{source: My home Ideas}

And I thought I would include these folding how to’s as well….

{source: Sheridan}

and Martha Stewart tells us how to properly fold towels {here} or you can even use a cutting board as she explains {here}.

Hope you enjoy your day! The Sunday Showcase Party will resume tonight.
xoxo ~ Enjoy!



  1. Hi Stephanie Lynn-

    I was so happy when I saw this post pop up in my reader. :) I had to come over to your site to say Hi – I missed you. Glad you are back. I hope all is well.

    My best- Diane

  2. Love to see you back and posting wonderful inspiration!

  3. How nice to see a post from you, Stephanie Lynn! Glad you are back! Love the inspiration photos…I NEED to get inspired about my closets! Happy Sunday!…hugs…Debbie

  4. Hope you had a wonderful winter break, Stephanie! It’s nice to have you back :) I love all the inspiration here. My linen closet could use a big overhaul, maybe it is that time!

  5. Seeing you post has made my day. I was really worried about you and your family. So glad you are back. :)

  6. Glad to see ya back..
    I love all of the ideas you have here..
    I must get on this project and will now..
    Have a great day..

  7. I am so glad you are back Stephanie Lynn! I really missed your posts and ideas, so I was super happy to see you come in up in the newsfeed this morning! I really hope all is well at your house! Angie xo

  8. OMG I don’t own that many towels & sheet sets. I wash my sheets & put them back on the bed. I have my set of towels that I wash twice a week & put them back up. So much money tied up in this things. Storage ideas were terrific. Thanks for sharing.

  9. So glad to see you back, Stephanie Lynn! I missed you! Sending you a virtual hug!!!

  10. Those are what I want my linen storage places to look like, neat!!! Happy you are back!

  11. Such great storage ideas and a wonderful resource for all things linens!..I am a new follower and so look forward to your future posts.

  12. Welcome back!! I, too, hope everything is okay at your home.

  13. Let me add my “welcome back,” too. These are great ideas, but I’m with Joani — I don’t have that many sets of towels and sheets — and the ones I do have certainly aren’t that fluffy and soft!! ;-)
    I’m not even sure I’d want that many, but the storage ideas are lovely.

  14. So glad to see a great post up from you :-). I just did my linen closet last week. Pathetically gratifying :-). This is now how I spend my free time.

  15. So glad to see you back Stephanie Lynn! Great organizing post with lots of inspiration!

  16. Yay! Glad you are back!
    :) Samantha

  17. Had to pin this post Stephanie as it is packed full of great ideas! Thanks!

  18. I feel inadequately organized now looking at all those fabulous photos. My linen closet only stays organized for a few weeks and then it goes back to its wadded up ways. I think I will get some bins though, so even if the stuff isn’t folded perfectly, no one will ever notice. And, welcome back!

  19. Hey Stephanie Lynn, I really missed your wonderful posts and just how did you know the hall closet and the linen closet are my 2-do list for Monday! I guess you are just smart that way! Thanks for the inspiration, and so glad you are back.

  20. Thanks for the inspiration! I soooo needed that :)

  21. Thank you so much for the instructions to fold. I’ve always wondered how to make those fitted sheets look so nice all folded up.

    I am fairly new to follow your blog. I really enjoy it.

    Mommy Sauri~

  22. Hi Stephanie Lynn

    I am fortunate to have a large free-standing cupboard in my bathroom where all my bath towels and additional supplies/cleaners are kept out of the way. The cabinet has frosted glass doors with a blue-ish tint – like water. We bought it from a friend when they moved into their new home – it was already there and they didn’t want it – their loss. Also – I have always rolled my hand towels in the bathroom – they look so much neater that way.

    I am inspired by the tidy linen cupboards – in the UK, the average home certainly wouldn’t have the luxury of one of these as they make new homes pretty tight these days. However, we do tend to have what is known as an ‘airing cupboard’ where the hot water tank is. There is generally space above the tank to keep linen and towels – it is where they are ‘aired’ to keep them warm instead of going ‘fusty/musty’ in colder cupboards (is musty/fusty words you are familiar with – not sure whether they are localisms).

    I also definately like the idea of putting bed sets inside one of the pillow cases. I would save so much room in my bed drawers if I did that (plus get rid of some of the curtains I have under there).

    Anyway – some day soon I am going to tidy out our very messy tank cupboard – I may even take some before and after shots.

    Thanks for such a great post on a subject we could all do some catching up with!!!

    Paula x x x


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