Home Life Blog: Lovely Linen Closet

March 11, 2014

Lovely Linen Closet

As I mentioned before, I'm taking part in a Spring Cleaning Challenge to declutter and simplify my house.  I've already finished my closet space and for the next project, I worked up the courage to tackle my Linen Closet!  I have things in there that I haven't used in more than a year & some I don't even know how they got in there!

Here is a before pic, just so you can see what I'm working with...

I started by going through everything and dumping all the items I knew I didn't need into a big pile on the floor.  I also took everything out of it's original packaging.  Most packaging takes up too much space, so condensing it into a better fitting container or pairing like items together makes things easier to store.  This was the aftermath...

All these items either didn't belong there, needed to be thrown away, or needed to be donated.  

After I got rid of all the junk I started to group things together, all the cleaning products with cleaning products, all the soaps with soaps and so on.  I then searched my house for empty bins that I could use to store those items so they wouldn't be scattered all around.  (I think this part took the longest out of the whole project!  I had to dig for some of those bins.)  

This was the final outcome! 

Why do I need so much toilet paper, you might ask?  I don't.  But, as some of you know, I'm a couponer and like to be fully stocked on certain items for a good while so I won't have to worry about getting the best deal when I really need it. =)

The turquoise Ball glass jars that my husband gave me for our anniversary last year were perfect for holding the cotton balls and cotton swabs, don't you think?  

My favorite part of this whole space has to be my rolled towels!  I don't know why I didn't do this sooner.  I love the look and how much space they really save me.

Anyone up for more before and after shots? (Click pictures to make them bigger) 

Left side is before, right side is after.

It's amazing what a little rearranging and cleaning can do to a space!  Next on the list, label & maybe change that shelf liner!

What do you think about this space?  Do you roll or fold your towels? 

I've linked up this post at:

-Ginger Snap Crafts
-Just a Girl and Her Blog
-Sweet Haute
-The Turquoise Home
-Making Home Base
-The 36th Avenue
-Suburbs Mama
-View From the Fridge


  1. Hi, saw you on the DIY showcase! Looks great--I have been into organizing & refreshing my home lately too!

    1. Hi, thanks for stopping by! I guess we've all caught the Spring Cleaning bug. =) I love thrifting, so I'll be checking out your blog too!


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