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Rethinking the Layout of Your Linen Closet 


Linen closets can become overstuffed with much more than just linens, becoming a literal dumping zone for anything bed and bath.  If your linen closet needs an organizational overhaul, a few tips from the cleaning experts at Molly Maid may help.


What belongs in your linen closet?

Typically, it’s a place to store your sheets, pillows, towels, paper products (like toilet paper and tissues), and hygiene products (toothpaste, shampoo, and conditioner). If you have a very large linen closet, you may be able to also store your extra quilts and blankets.



Keep the fitted and top sheets inside their matching pillowcase so you always know where the complete set is.



Instead of stacking towels and cramming them in between the shelves, roll them up. It’s a fabulous space saver and it makes your closet look pretty too!


Table Linens

If possible, relocate tablecloths, linen napkins and dish towels to a drawer or closet closer to the kitchen/dining room.


Extra Supplies

Designate an entire shelf for these items. Stack toilet paper and use a bin or basket to store your extra bottles of shampoo/conditioner, mouthwash and other hygiene products.


Fresh Smell

To maintain a nice fresh scent, place scented liners on your shelves or leave a box of soap or handkerchief with your favourite essential oil on a shelf. A slightly open box of bicarbonate soda is a good unscented alternative. 


Pro Tip

Make sure to put your most frequently used linens on the mid to lower shelves so they’re always easy to access and find. Relegate off-season or rarely-used items to the top shelves or back of the closet.