Your linen closet can either be a disastrous nightmare or a total dream. Often, the difference is in the details and organization. With your 2021 to-do list well underway, now is the perfect time to get your linen closet in order, so you have fresh sheets ready whenever you need them!
Below are 5 creative and helpful storage hacks to make the most out of your linen closet and get your comfy bed necessities all in order for more movie nights and lazy Sundays well into 2021. If you feel overwhelmed, just looking at your linen closet, don’t worry. You can take it one step at a time by implementing these changes gradually, and sooner than you know it, your linen closet will be the stuff of Pinterest dreams!
1. Limit to linens only
It’s very easy to lose track of what goes in and out of your linen closet over the months and years that go by. It’s safe to say that for many people, linens aren’t the only things piled up in there. Electronics, bath items, crafts, and bathroom supplies are just some of the many things that miraculously end up in our linen closets alongside our bed sheets, pillowcases, and comforters. Seasonal décor and gift-wrapping paper can also be stored in our linen closets, which is most noticeable around the holidays. While the linen closet can be a place for much more than linen, that doesn’t always mean it should be.
If you find that you need a designated space for your linens and random items are flooding your closet, take a step back and determine your goal. This way, you can start to clear out unnecessary items, put other things back where they belong, and have more space for your linens. This can also be an opportunity to survey which sheets and towels can be discarded to make space for newer or better ones.
2. Keep sets together
In order to make life easier, you may want to start organizing by keeping all your matching sheet sets together. One of the best ways to do this is to fold the sheet sets and tuck each of them into their corresponding pillowcases. You will never have to worry about locating missing pieces from a set again. All your pillowcases will hold their matching sheet sets for ease when looking for a particular set.
3. Use bins, boxes, and labels
To keep things uniform and aesthetically pleasing, it’s a great idea to use matching bins and boxes to keep your linens separated. You can even label these bins and boxes, so things are easier to find when looking. If you want to get super creative, you can colour code your bins or make your own labels with fancy lettering or a label maker. Whatever you decide, make sure to try and place items that you rarely use higher up in the closet and items you use more often front and centre. This will make life easier for everyone at home when looking for sheets and towels.
4. Try adjustable shelving
Adjustable storage and shelving is a great option because you never know when or how your needs could change. With adjustable shelves, you can alter the height whenever you need to make more room for certain items. This way, you can utilize and manipulate the space vertically by stacking items on top of each other instead of beside each other if need be.
5. Use scented sachets
A key component to any great closet is the fresh smell of clean fabric and detergent. Closet sachet bags come in a variety of scents such as lavender, vanilla, or pine and really take your linen fabrics to the next level. While you should always be storing only freshly laundered fabrics in your linen closet, it can still get musty over time. To prevent this from happening, use scented sachet bags at the back of your closets for a fresh smell all the time. After all, there’s nothing quite like burying your head into fresh bed sheets and letting that warm, comforting scent drift you off into a good night’s sleep.
Don’t let your linen closet be the source of your nightmares; with just a few simple hacks, it can easily go from dread and despair to a breath of fresh air. For more information on self-storage in Toronto, please call Jiffy Self-Storage at 416-74-JIFFY (54339) or contact us here. We understand your space’s value and strive to help our clients make the most out of theirs. Contact us today for a quote on our climate-controlled self-storage units in a variety of sizes.