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
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?
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.
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.
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!
There is no real need to label these since the kids know their colors (my kids are color coded)
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.
I am very pleased how it turned out.
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.