Ah, the linen closet. The junk drawer of the closet world. The gateway to a lesser Narnia. What should be a place for organized towels and blankets can so easily become pure chaos! If you're the type who wads up their sheets and shuts the door, you're not alone! Fortunately, linen closet organization can be achieved with just a little change in routine and some prep work. Read on to learn how to make the best use of the space in your home, and tame that linen or bathroom closet once and for all.
Proving, once again, that a great idea never gets old is this hint from Martha that was posted back in '01. It's a great way to save money, which also never gets old. Basically, the idea is to gather up all those mismatched towels
What a clever and inviting way to add a little style to a guest bathroom. And did I mention it's FREE? Basically, the idea is folding one of our existing hand towels to construct an attached pocket, then fill the pocket with, well, whatever you want. A sprig of greenery, fancy
Perhaps in the whirlwind that is Spring Cleaning, you've encountered some towels that have seen better days. Before you throw them away, consider repurposing them as an eco-chic bath mat!
You could call it origami for cruisers; I just call it cute. This spunky little elephant's construction looks complicated, but it isn't!
A towel trimming project has been in the top 5 of my master To Do list for awhile now. However, after I got a load of this simple and easy to understand tutorial on Sew4Home, I marked it off my list
Have you ever noticed there are no linen closets in hotel room bathrooms? That's because they have these things! And now anybody get get towel towers, not just hotels.
Re-nest put together 10 very clever ways to re-use old towels and sheets and I've thrown in three of my personal favs as well.
- Turn old sheets and blankets into ironing board covers.
- Donate them to your local animal shelter.
- Turn towels into knotted doggie toys.
- Convert little-worn sheets into curtains.
- Stash an old sheet in the trunk of your car for impromptu picnics.
- Towels and sheets in good condition but no longer your style can be...
Derek and Lauren from Design*Sponge have a new tutorial each Wednesday, and this one's too adorable not to share. These hand-stamped dish towels are endless
ly customizable, and a perfect weekend project... i wish they had stamps like these at my local craft store.
-rubber stamp set
-fabric-friendly stamp pad
A stack of folded towels have never looked prettier, thanks to the Conceal Towel Shelf. Made of powder-coated steel, the shelf does a Casper when in use. From Umbra ($18).