Oh the linen closet. It should be simple right? Place a towel here, a soap there and all is well. Until we add 20 more towels, 20 more bars of soap, tools, toilet tissues, light bulbs, brushes and things unrelated to the bathroom. Things seem to work out as you memorize where everything was each time you need it.
That is, until I am in the kitchen looking for the measuring tape that’s stuffed in the linen closet or the dining room candles in the back row on the top shelf. The disorganized “system” failed as the closet became full of items that had no “home”.
Our linen closet came to such a sad pass and was no longer very functional.
The easy solution was to throw the object and quickly close the door. However, since we tried to at least line up the towels I thought, why not separate them with a bin for more order?
I found some plastic milk crates from Target online for just over one dollar each and felt like I hit the jackpot. Most bins on the internet are around 20 dollars for just one.
So I went to Target but the floor associates all said they didn’t carry the bins. The reason was that the scan-guns didn’t have warehouse inventory information.
The result was quite nice and easy to maintain.
I added some custom, printed labels for each box for the finish. Examples:
- Toilet Paper
- Alona’s Stuff
The lights/candles and toilet paper are at the top of the closet because we don’t replace them as frequently as say–towels, which are situated in the middle of the closet. This is how I have to think as I organized the space throughout the apartment to maintain efficiency.