Linen Closet Organization

You may remember that I recently released a post on the { linen closet } that I have in my master bathroom.  You may also remember that there are no linens in that closet.  The irony.

I also have another linen closet that is extremely narrow and is bookended between my sons room and the boys bathroom.  I need every bit of space in that closet to store not only linens but also items that don’t fit under the bathroom sinks.  Here is the closet.


Since the closet is narrow I pulled out all the baskets so that I can share with you the contents.  Also, the lighting in this corner of the house is horrible so I took most of the pictures in my bathroom.  My bathroom has 3 windows so the lighting is amazing for photography AND for seeing every single hair that falls on the floor.  Every strand of hair that falls on that floor looks like a garter snake…perfect lighting will do that!  Since I love well-lit rooms, I have a broom nearby!

Here are the baskets that I use for corralling the items the linen closet.  They are Rubbermaid Bento boxes and can be found at Target.  I like that they have pop out dividers so small items don’t move about.  I chose to mix the khaki pattern with the solid Khaki.  These are the medium and large sizes.  There is also an extra-large size but it was too large for my closet; maybe it would work in yours.


I used one of the boxes to put all of our band aids.


In the smaller pop-out dividers I placed the ointments and smaller items.  In doing so I realized that I will never run out of Neosporin.


I used the larger box for other first aid items such as bottles of peroxide, rubbing alcohol, sprays and gauze.


Here it is full.


One box holds all the sunscreen and insect repellant.


I chose a plastic container for bubbles and sidewalk chalk.  These items would make a mess inside a fabric box.  These are the ITSO bins from Target.



In the very top of the closet I store water toys that I use in the backyard.  The other water toys I keep with the {beach bag}.


In every closet that is nearby a bathroom I like to have a cleaning caddy.  This one holds some of my favorite cleaners and favorite brands.


Here are the items back inside the closet.


Linens, of course.


I added cute labels to the baskets and I secured them with square clips.  I am attaching this free printable in pdf format for all of you.  Click HERE for the printable.  I left the labels blank so you can either write on the labels or use a label maker to print the tag.  I had my labels laminated to make them sturdier.


In the very bottom of the closet I used a large bento box for my son’s school supplies.  The only thing that would make it more perfect would be adding small wheels to the bottom of the basket.  That would make cleaning the floor underneath easier.  I will add that to the honey-do list.


Please share with me what you currently have inside your linen closet.  Do you only store linens in there or a bunch of stuff like me?

Happy Organizing!


9 thoughts on “Linen Closet Organization

  1. Reblogged this on It's Tidy Time! and commented:
    We just LOVE the Rubbermaid bento boxes Maria uses for her linen closet organization! I found some at OfficeDepot recently but you can also find them easily online. Take a look at how she organizes everything in that closet – I have almost everything she has in my linen closet-only conclusion: Time for some bento boxes!!

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  3. Believe it or not, my kids’ bathroom closet is quite large and spacious, and there are 2 cabinet doors of space under both sinks (counter height cabinets) PLUS 4 extra large drawers between the sinks, and it is STILL hard to organize… but I LOVE the boxes you show and will begin using these. MAYBE I will take “before & afters”… forgot to do that with my bathroom & closet.

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