Are you doing some organizing this weekend? Don’t forget your linen closet! This area is one that many of my clients seem to put aside and forget about it. This will leave their family and their home disorganized. You may not want to, but this smaller closet space will help you get your morning routine off right by allowing you to find your needed supplies quickly. It will also save you money on accidentally purchasing more items than you need. But, what things need storing in this closet? This post will help you get it organized in the best possible way. Here we go.
Eight items to keep in a bathroom closet
Bath towels, hand towels, wash clothes (of course) – group them by type and stack them on top of each other on the shelf.
Extra beauty supplies – razors, nail polish supplies, extra make-up, etc… Use small baskets or bins to hold these items.
Extra general supplies utilized in the bathroom – your stockpile of toothbrushes, toothpaste, toilet paper, and tissues are some examples. Bins with lids work well for these items because you can stack them on top of each other.
Laundry baskets – one for darks, one for lights, and one for bleach items. If you do not have room for all three, have one or two.
Baby cleaning supplies – shampoo, baby powder, bathtub, etc… By having these items in one place, it will make bathing your baby easier.
Bathroom cleaning supplies – paper towels, toilet bowl cleaner, tub and tile cleaner, floor cleaner, etc… Anything used to clean the bathroom. The cleaning process will be quicker if you have the supplies right there and ready to use.
Summer swimming supplies – beach towels, goggles, water shoes, etc…
- First Aid Kit – Create a first aid kit and basket that holds all the supplies.
If you have a larger bathroom and place the above items in your vanity or sink cabinet, you can also organize the closet with just linens like the image below from a recent organizing project of a client of mine.
She didn’t need to store anything but towels in her linen closet, but she still organized them by type. And, at the bottom, she had an open bin for her laundry baskets. This closet was in the hallway near her powder room. Odd place for a linen closet but it worked for her.
Labeling is necessary:
Lastly, like I always say, “Label, label, label.” Label the bins so you and everyone in your home can find things quickly and can notice if things are missing or if supplies ran out. Like the image above, if you can’t see what is in it, you need to label it. But to stay consistent, be sure to mark it anyway. It looks so much better when everything is labeled.
Here is an image that lists all the What to Keep items for you to share. Enjoy!
Tip: Pull items out of the closet that do not pertain to the bathroom. It will drastically reduce the number of items in the closet and, as a result, make it less cluttered.
I hope this inspires you to make your organized linen closet. Do you have any unique items in your closet? Please comment below if you have any issues on where to store them. I will get back to you as soon as possible. Happy Organizing.
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