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How to organise your linen closet (and keep it organised)

If you’re lucky enough to have a ‘linen’ closet you’ll know they tend to accumulate more than just linen.  But that’s okay: you can organise your linens (plus whatever else is in there) and keep this notoriously messy cupboard neat with just a few simple tricks.

1. Take stock

First things first: you need to take a look at what’s currently inside your linen closet.  This is going to help you with the next step.  To see what you have, it may be best to take everything out of the closet to get the full picture of what’s hiding in there.

2. Organise by importance

Separate out the items you need and use regularly.  Rule of thumb: if you haven’t used the item in the last six months (and it’s not for special occasions) you should toss or donate it.

3. Can it be relocated?

Just because it’s an item of linen doesn’t mean it has to go in the linen closet.  If you have a large, bulky item (like say, a winter doona) that’s taking up a lot of space, consider keeping it in storage with your winter clothes or in a spare bedroom closet.  Same goes for extra pillows.

4. Make the most of your space

Baskets, adjustable shelves and shelf dividers are great ways to maximise space.  Plus, don’t forget about the most unused section of any cupboard: the inside of the door!  If space allows, hang up a shoe organiser and use it to store cleaning products, vacuum cleaner tools or other small items.

5. Get smart with folding

This is a great tip and once you start doing it you’ll wonder how you ever lived any other way… organise your bed sheet and doona cover sets by storing them inside one of their matching pillowcases. 
That way it’s super easy to find all the items of the set that you need and it all stays together neatly. 

 6. Label your system

Now that your linen closet is so beautifully organised, start labelling where things belong.  This will help guests, kids and significant others know exactly where things should go when putting away (because we all like to hope that will happen, right?).

7. Freshen & fragrance

Add a finishing touch with a spray of Bosisto's Lavender Spray.  It's 100% pure lavender oil in a spray can, so it has natural antibacterial properties and is wonderful for ridding musty odours and imbuing a lovely lavender aroma to your linen, sheets and towels.