Our five simple tips will have your linen cupboard organised to perfection
Expert Natalie Jane of Be organised says the first step is to start decluttering and discarding unnecessary objects. Once that’s done, it’s time to organise. A label maker will come in handy here if you have one, otherwise sticky labels and a sharpie will work too.
Put frequently used items such as daily towels and sheets on the easy-to-reach shelves. Keep the same categories on the same shelf where possible. Put sheet sets together in order of size and if you are stuck for space, they can always live in the wardrobe in the room they belong in. Organise towels according to type, either roll or fold depending on your preference.
Put less-used items such as duvets up high. Kids’ towels and beach towels work well rolled up in baskets or flexi-bins in the bottom of the cupboard – this makes it easy for everyone to grab and go. You can do the same with blankets and throws in the colder months too. Stack occasional items behind everyday items if you are really stuck on space.
Once you have reorganised your space you can choose to contain items using baskets or shelf dividers and label accordingly. Also label the shelves where necessary, to make it very clear as to where things live.
- Put like items on the same shelves
- Use baskets and shelf dividers to keep your linen contained and ordered
- Label, label, label wherever possible
- Adopt the one in one out rule to keep your linen levels in balance
- Review and declutter at least yearly
Words by: Natalie Jane of Be organised.