June 23, 2011 by  

Organizing a Small Linen Closet

The kids have a very small closet in their bathroom. We use it for their bedsheets, and a few bathroom supplies. But it is always a mess.

I have decided the kids can not get a set of sheets our of a closet without making a total disaster of the closet.  Take this for an example

linen closet - messy

I don’t know if they needed a set that was at the bottom of a pile or what. But sheets are everywhere. Looks like the top sheet for the  purple set is way up in the first aide basket. Go figure?

linen closet

There is actually a laundry hamper under there.  What happens frequently (and totally ticks me off) is that I’ll get a clean bedsheet that has fallen off the shelf and into the laundry hamper. So of course I get to wash it again.

linen closet

When I took the colored cubby’s out of the entry hallway, I was trying to think of a use for them.  I thought of this closet! It has been on my “To Do” list for some time, and now was as good as any!

I took advantage of the fact that the kids know which colored cubby is their own.

launch pad cubby

I folded the sheets (as I have seen on someone else’s blog) and folded up the top sheet, the bottom fitted sheet and put them both inside the pillow case. So they can pull the whole set out in one fluid motion!

I then put their own sheet sets in their own cubby!

linen closet

There is no real need to label these since the kids know their colors (my kids are color coded)

linen closet

I reorganized the supplies. I took all the first aide supplies out and have made a separate box for that and located it else where. That freed up some top shelf space.  I used baskets we had on hand. I didn’t buy anything. The toilet paper supply is in the large basket and their deodorant stock is in the left small basket. When I did my couponing a couple years ago, that was one thing that you could get basically for free (or under $.50 each). I still have several left.

linen closet

I am very pleased how it turned out.

linen closet

This will help the kids keep it neater, I will do less “clean sheet” laundry and it put these cubby’s to very good use.

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5 Responses to “Closet”
  1. Seems that kids can never keep anything neat. I’ve had the most success when it’s easier to put the item away then to take it out, (they’re more motivated then), so your bin idea should work! And if worst comes to worst, eventually they’ll move out!……..

  2. Ellen-TCMom says:

    I like the sheet idea of putting it all in a pillowcase I am definitely going to do that.

  3. Randi says:

    It’s great that you can put those cubbies to good use in another area of your home! I love it when that happens!

  4. karen M says:

    I did find some square cloth cubbys and moved 2 plastic bins that had 3 drawers out of the bathroom, and moved an old small book shelf in the bathroom and purchased 12 small size cloth fold-able cubby’s and organized all the items. Each cubby has curling irons and dryers, shampoo and conditioner, hair tie and bows, makeup, personal hygiene products, body lotions, darn can’t remember them all, but you get the idea.. hubby and the kids love the bright colors and how well everything if organized. and the counter top is cleaned off. I am slowly getting the kids in to the habit of putting things back into the cubby’s. I need to find a few larger one and clean out the linens and get the organized.

  5. Sandy says:

    Sounds awesome karen. I’d love to see a picture!

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