Confession- I have a linen closet that is such a mess, it’s embarrassing! The problem is that it is a VERY deep and narrow closet so things just get dumped in there and I haven’t known how to solve the problem. But, when I did the Craft Closet organization post, I was totally inspired! I figured I could start with the door and work my way back. I started getting inspiration and figured I would pass some of the things I learned on So let’s start with the before:
Scary! So let’s talk about the problems:
- I need to throw things away. I have 50 million bags in there and we just don’t need them
- There are bags hanging on each side of the closet so it’s hard to get to the back. I need to clear out one side so I have space to get to the back
- There aren’t enough shelves in the back so things are stacked and it’s hard to maintain order. I need to have more shelves cut
- The shelves fall off their brackets easily- the track may be installed incorrectly- I need to do some investigating.
- I need a better linen storage solution. They are packed right now tightly in a large plastic bin. So if I need one thing, I have to pull everything out to find it and then it stinks badly and I have to wash it before I can use it
- There are two kitchen stools in there that don’t fit in my kitchen that I need to store elsewhere
Here are some solutions that dear old Pinterest have helped me find:
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Source. I need to utilize the back of the door for storage. This will also be awesome because then I don’t have to get to the back of the closet for everyday necessities. I have a theory with organizing that if you create a solution that you can maintain and be lazy, it will be successful.
For that, I have purchased this from Amazon for $25. How great is that price?! Organizing systems are usually so expensive, so I think this is a steal 🙂
Source. I need to utilize the depth of the closet for storage. My closet is narrow and deep so I can’t do much with this space (besides narrow racks) and still have access the back of the closet.