Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Organized Linen Closet

Our linen closet had  been the land of misfit medicine and hygiene for way too long.  I had baskets on the shelves to make it appear to be organized, but inside was a MESS.  I can't tell you how many nights we've searched for the thermometer for the kids or I've thought I was out of deodorant, but later dug out three new ones after I had already bought a replacement.  I wanted a better system.

Embarrassing, but here is the BEFORE!

And is the AFTER!  It was a tight space to get all the way to the bottom and the lighting was terrible.

All the bins are dollar store and I purchased the labels from the Martha Stewart line at Staples.  I can easily erase if I need to change the label.

 I dressed it up a little more with the patterned contact paper.  

Do you have any scary closets like that?  It felt so good to purge and get organized.  I've got one more that needs some TLC but it's going to be a 2013 project.




  1. yep that looks like ours----the Before! I need to do some organizing like this. And we have the same problem with having the extras and can't find them. Inspiration you have given me with this post!

  2. May have to check out the dollar store! Looks good

    Xoxo, Beth

  3. Thanks for the inspiration, lady!! xxo