I know it’s only February, but it’s not too early to be thinking about Spring! I’m actually looking forward to this weather breaking because it’s been snowing like crazy here in Ohio where we live.
And believe it or not, this is the perfect time to refresh your linen closet!
I’m telling you: making this small change WILL make a big difference.
Things like putting away clean towels, keeping track of your toilet paper inventory, and storing your everyday hair and beauty supplies will be much easier!
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So let’s get into this.
1) Buy new towels
Let’s be honest: when was the last time you purchased brand new towels and washcloths?
Was it when you moved? Can you even remember?
No judgment here. I can’t tell you the last time I’ve bought new towels either, so you’re definitely not alone. 😅
Buying new towels is the most obvious thing you should do to refresh your linen closet—especially if you’ve got a ton of mismatched ones right now.
So just start over. But this time, be intentional.
Either choose the same color for all of your towels or stick to 1-2 colors that work well together.
2) Declutter what’s inside
If you’re currently dreading the mere thought of refreshing and organizing your linen closet, I can bet money it’s because you’re scared of all the things inside.
But there’s nothing to be afraid of—I pinky-promise!
The only way to take control of the mess is to get right in the middle of the fight.
So what I mean is: you’ve got to empty the bad boy out, mama!
Take everything off the shelves, wipe it down and vacuum. Then, go through each item that was inside and decide what you’re going to keep and what you’re going to toss.
Here’s a quick list of all the things you can declutter right now:
- Raggedy towels and washcloths (good thing too because you’re already going to replace them soon!)
- Expired medicines, creams, and lotions
- Empty product bottles
- Old or broken hair accessories
- Old or broken hair tools
But donate duplicate sheets, throw pillows, or blankets you no longer need.
3) Cover the shelves
There are a ton of ideas you can find for this on Pinterest using contact paper, plywood, and more!
This is completely optional, but if you really want to give your linen closet a makeover and you’re a DIY-kind-of-girl, then go for it!
Get as creative as you want and you’ll love the transformation!
4) Remove original packaging
I just started doing this and I have NO idea why I didn’t start sooner! It’s so simple, takes all of two seconds, and looks amazing!!!
Not to mention, when you do this with toilet paper and paper towels, it’s a much easier way to keep track of what you’ve got.
And if 2020 has taught us anything, it’s definitely how valuable toilet paper is. 😂
5) Organize your cleaning & beauty supplies
I know not everyone keeps their cleaning or beauty supplies in their linen closet, but I do. And it was annoying to open the closet and have to move everything around to find what I was looking for.
So if you’re like me and you keep these items stored here, you’ll need to create zones and stick to it!
Organize your supplies in a neat way so you’ll know where everything is without having to go find it.
6) Get a laundry hamper
You know that extra, wasted space at the bottom of every linen closet? Some people use it to store extra pillows and large comforters, but for me?
It’s perfect for keeping a laundry hamper!
And not just for any laundry…dirty towels and washcloths only!
Everyone in my house now knows that when you reach for a new towel or washcloth, the dirty one goes right into the basket.
So there you have it: 6 easy ways you can refresh your linen closet! I just transformed our small linen closet for just $4 and I LOVE it so, so much!!