Home Organization Challenge Week 9: Linen Closet

March 5, 2016

Home Organization Challenge

Welcome back to the 2016 Home Organization Challenge. This week, we are organizing the linen closet. If you don’t have a designated linen closet, you can use an armoire or dresser.  Take a day to clean out, purge, and organize your linens.


Linen Closet Organization via A Bowl Full of Lemons


If you are new to the challenge, look over the details then begin working at your own pace.  For encouragement, join our Home Organization 101 Facebook community and share your progress or struggles. Or simply look through the photos and read how others are doing. If you’re on Instagram, share your progress using the hashtag #2016abfolchallenge.  Don’t forget to print out the complete 14 week schedule and checklists below.

5.5 x 8.5

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For the perfect companion guide to our challenge, purchase The Complete Book to Home Organization. It includes all 14 weekly challenges as well as tons of pictures and tips that will help you organize your spaces each week. No need to log onto the computer for inspiration, this manual has it all!


The Complete Book of Home Organization by Toni Hammersley


Linen Closet Organization  via A Bowl Full of Lemons


Linen Closet Organization  via A Bowl Full of Lemons
Linen Closet Organization  via A Bowl Full of Lemons


Linen Closet Organization  via A Bowl Full of Lemons
Linen Closet Organization  via A Bowl Full of Lemons



Here are few blog posts that will inspire you to get your Linen Closets organized.



Designate 4 piles, one for each of the following.
  • Keep
  • Donate
  • Trash/Recycle
  • Other Room
  • Empty all of the shelves, dividing everything into the 4 piles listed above (or more if needed). Toss the trash and put the donations in a trash bag and place in your car (so you can donate right away).
  • Wipe down the shelves, door, molding, etc.
  • Sweep & Mop the Floor

ORGANIZE: It’s time to organize everything in the “keep” pile. When organizing, remove one item at a time, categorizing it. Below are some examples of categories you can use in your linen closet. Keep similar items together.

  • Twin, Full, Queen, King Sheets
  • Winter Bedding
  • Throw Blankets
  • Quilts
  • Extra Pillows/Pillowcases
  • Curtains


The 2016 Home Organization Challenge Instagram




Take a few days this week to organize your linen closet. Purge as much as you can. Share your progress on Instagram using the hash tag #2016abfolchallenge, blog about the weekly challenges, and  share your before and after pictures over at my Home Organization 101 group here.  Keep up the great work. I’ll see you back next week for week 10 of the challenge. Happy Organizing!


6 comments on “Home Organization Challenge Week 9: Linen Closet

  1. Rosie Richter says:

    Love your site! I would like to make labels for several other areas of my home. I love the 2 fonts used together for the linen closet labels. Can you tell me what those 2 fonts are? Thank you so much, Rosie

  2. Jones Dental says:

    This came at the perfect time! Last time I checked out the linen closet, my kids had trashed it. There are Bandaids, facecloths, and bottles of hand soap everywhere. Reading this post makes me excited to tackle this space head on.

  3. Clare says:

    Great! The categories for linen closet is just what i need. Thanks For the Sharing! Love those baskets used to store yr sheets by the way.

  4. Tonya R. Jackson says:

    Can someone please tell me where I can get those baskets? I love them!

  5. Eva Cooper says:

    Organizing is never “happy” for me, but I’ll try to follow your tips and hope I’ll do better this time.

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