Linen closets often attract much more than linens, turning into the catchall for anything bed and bath. If the mound of pillows, blankets, towels, sheets, table linens and toiletries makes you scared to even open the door, it may be time to conquer your fear and perform an organization overhaul.
“People hang on to their junk because [they think] ‘I might need that someday,'” says health psychologist Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, author of The Well-Ordered Home: Organizing Techniques for Inviting Serenity Into Your Life. “Stuff accumulates because we don’t have time to go through it.” But spending a little bit of time creating an orderly linen closet can actually save you time and stress in the long run.
Read more: Organizing Your Linen Closet via HGTV
Many homes only have one main linen cabinet or closet, making it the “junk drawer” for the entire house. Its utility goes beyond just storing bed and bath items to also housing wrapping paper, electronics, craft supplies, and more. Unfortunately, this makes the space overwhelming, and it quickly becomes hard to find what you need. “But spending a little bit of time creating an orderly linen closet can actually save you time and stress in the long run,” explains HGTV.
If your cabinet or closet has become unmanageable, it might be time to employ these storage and organizing hacks to remake this space into a user-friendly part of your home.
Read more: 8 Linen Closet Storage Hacks to Help You Stay Organized via Life Storage Blog
Few things are more satisfying to look at than a well-organized linen closet, but creating your own at home can be a whole other story. On top of finding the room to store all of your towels, washcloths, pillowcases, and spare bed sheets, organizing a cramped and cluttered storage space is hardly ever an easy—or affordable—feat.
Luckily, with a little imagination—and a lot of help from Pinterest—you can turn any crowded closet into a streamlined space without breaking your bank account. From towel bars to file sorters, here are seven ways to turn your linen closet into a work of art—no professional organizer necessary.
Read more: 7 Clever Organizing Ideas to Turn Your Linen Closet Into a Work of Art via Apartment Therapy