Step Into Our Linen Closet

August 19, 2010 at 12:38 pm 2 comments

Ooooo the feminine luxury of a linen closet.  A home to clean sheets, bedding, towels, table cloths, slip-covers, beautiful bottles of linen water, floral sachets, and more.  For those who live in tiny, more minimalist spaces linen closets are hard to find.  You have to make your own.  But we think it’s well worth it.

Buy a cabinet or shelving unit specifically for linens!

Keep linen closets clean by removing the contents once a month and by wiping down shelves with lavender oil diluted with water.  Lavender oil disinfects and keeps linens smelling freshly laundered for weeks.

   

As always, edit the contents. Hanging onto a beautiful passed down quilt is one thing.  Hanging onto five year old faded sheets with holes is another.  Say goodbye to unused and outdated bedding and towels.  They ruin the opulence! Treat yourself to new sheets at least once a year – these materials touch your (and your lover’s!) skin. Donate items to shelters and drop-ins – always needed and appreciated.

 

Be discerning when it comes to what enters (and stays) in your linen closet.  Bath products should live in the bathroom. Ditto for cleaners. And remember to always fold sheets properly! 

If space and storage are issues try designating at least one shelf to linens only.  It’s hard not to feel like a truly together person with a well-organized, fresh scented, sparkling linen space.

Simple pleasures, simple pleasures

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kathy  |  August 20, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    You girls did such a fantastic job of helping me clean out my linen closet and I wanted to let you know I’ve kept it neat and sparkling (the toiletries still live in the bathroom!!). Keep up the great work!!

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  • 2. Step Into Spring Cleaning Part III «  |  April 15, 2011 at 8:09 am

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