Using The Home Edit’s Philosophy to Organize Your Linen Closet
When it comes to mastering the art of organization, we worship at the altar of The Home Edit…Not only would we love to be BFF’s with Clea and Joanna, but we have followed their tips for years and their philosophy has proven to be the only one that works for us! Just like The Home Edit, here at Pippen House – we are big on systems (and bedding) – so let’s combine them. If you are ready to turn your linen closet into something you brag about – try using The Home Edit’s four step philosophy:
- EDIT: We all know step one can be the hardest – but it is the most critical! So, start by taking EVERYTHING out of the closet and start the edit. Let go of stained, worn, torn, or unused items. Clearing out unnecessary clutter makes it much easier to maintain an organized space. If you are like me, city living leaves a lot to be desired storage wise – a good clean out will prove that you have more space than you think!
- CATEGORIZE: Next step is to sort your linens into categories. Group together items such as sheets, towels, pillowcases, and duvet covers. This step ensures that everything has a designated home, making it easy to locate what you need – and even more important, where to put things back! Remember, two sets of sheets and towels per bedroom is a good guideline.
- CONTAIN & LABEL: Contain, contain, contain! Place your newly categorized items into containers to create a place for each thing. There are two approaches to this step – invest or repurpose. First, you could invest in a variety of uniform containers and bins to create that container store “money shot”… But, let’s get real, that is not always in the budget, so don’t let that stop you. You can repurpose baskets and containers that you already own. At the end of the day – the important thing is to create a dedicated place for each category. Once contained – LABEL them. Anyone who walks into your linen closet should know where clean folded items belong.
- MAINTAIN: This philosophy isn't just about a one-time overhaul. Regular maintenance is key to preserving the beautiful organization you've achieved. Take a few minutes periodically to tidy up and ensure everything is in its designated place. Maintaining is easier than having to re-do it, trust us – we know from experience!
Organizing never takes as long as you think it is going to – put on a podcast and you’ll be done before you know it!