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The Plan For The Linen Closet

towels in basket and bath products inside pedestal container

A linen closet is a great way to keep your linens, towels, and other household essentials organized and accessible. It can also help to free up space in other areas of your home, such as your bedroom or bathroom.

Hello there!

As mentioned in my previous post, the projects didn't stop during my blogging break. 


Posting those stories to the blog and keeping up with everything that goes to the internet was the part that suffered.

Let's continue from where we left off!

The last project to be completed in January was the kids' bathroom makeover.

This small bathroom was gutted down almost to the bare studs before installing a new tub, vanity, and board & batten treatment, among many other features. 

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Board and batten green in bathroom
Vanity | Mirror | Faucet | Light | Toilet | 

As I shared in January, my goal this year was to work on five main projects. Most of those projects were located on the second level of our home.  

The kids' bathroom was the first project on that list. The second project was to remove the carpet and install hardwood floors on the entire second level. As you see in the picture below, that carpet is gross. 😝

doors to rooms & linen closet, and carpeted hallway

The third project on the list was to update the linen closet, which I set to tackle before installing the hardwood floors.

From the outside and even from the inside, there's nothing wrong with this small linen closet.
small linen closet

The main trouble with this closet is that I spend more time organizing it than turning into a big mess in a matter of days.

These are the significant dilemmas we're having with this closet:

  1. We use the second top shelf as a medicine cabinet, but that is the messiest shelf most of the time. The products keep on traveling to the other shelves. 
  2. The top shelf has plenty of wasted space.
  3. The linens (what linens?!) are always in disarray. By the way, those beach towels don't even belong here.
  4. Many bathroom products came here while the bathroom was under construction, and somehow, I have yet to find a new spot for them.
  5. The door, that skinny door, is something that bothers me. I don't like it. The closet's opening is narrower than the inside, which makes it feel cramped.
  6. Finally, that wire shelving is something else! 😒
linen closet with wire shelving


One of the leading solutions is to include a set of drawers in this tiny closet. I want to continue storing medicines inside this closet, but I want them in a drawer.

I would also love to have some linens stored inside drawers. Those linens would surely be more organized this way than on a shelf.

The top part of the closet will sport some shelves. Regular white towels will be stored on one of those shelves. Pillow covers and other linens can be stored on the additional shelves.

The lower part of the closet will sport a base cabinet with drawers, while the top part, the shelves, will have a double set of doors to close that area.


One project that is almost exactly the same as what I want to accomplish with our linen closet is this

If my linen closet turns out at least halfway as pretty and functional as those projects from Willow Root Collective and Courtney M. Browing, I would be delighted!

I also found tons more inspiration on Pinterest. You can check my Linen Closet Pinterest Board to see my direction with this project.
Pinterest linen closet inspiration

What's next? 

Getting rid of everything inside this closet, demoing it, and building a new closet, but that's going to be in an upcoming post.

In the meantime, here are some of the benefits of having an organized linen closet:

  • It can help you save time and energy. When you know where everything is, you can quickly find what you need without having to dig through a messy closet.
  • It can help you declutter your home. If you have a designated place for everything, you're less likely to let things pile up in other areas of your home.
  • It can make your home look more tidy and organized. A clean and organized linen closet can make a big difference in the overall appearance of your home.
  • It can help you prolong the life of your linens. When linens are stored properly, they will last longer.


This linen closet makeover is DONE! 

Look at the process and the final reveal by visiting the links below.

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  1. I don't blame you for taking a break this summer! It's great to rest sometimes. But, oooh I'm excited to see how this linen project goes!! Everything you touch turns out beautiful. Ours is more than half board game storage. ugg

    1. Hehe yeah, those linen closets hide a plethora of objects other than linens! :) Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comment.

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