So... back to the MAIN point of this post. (Thank you for obliging me to spin off on a luxurious word)
I thought I would share with you my next little phase of "Simplifying our Home". I worked on the linen closet. We have two of these in our home. One in the main hallway and one in the master suite -- which currently the girls use as their bathroom (I can share why that is later, if you are so interested).
I will just be showing you the main one in the hallway today. What I didn't do for you was take before pictures. Sorry. But, you can trust me that is was previously a big mess. First, I did an overhaul with ALL my medications, lotions, toiletries, first aid..etc. and put it out onto the table.
I had a huge day of sorting, purging old stuff, and then putting like items together. I bought some new bins to hold the items and then labeled each box according to category: Kids medicines, Pain meds, Cold & Flu, first aid, soaps, lotions, hands, feet, etc. I located them to the top two shelves in our closet (on one side).
In regards to the linen closet - I took everything out and sorted what I could give away, what could be used as rags, and what could just be thrown away. I simplified a lot. Each bed has 2 sets of sheets, that way a clean one goes on while the other is washing. I recently got some new towels for Christmas, so I got rid of those old towels we had since we got married in 1999. It is nice to have something new and fresh. The towels in this closet are for adults and guests. The girls have their own towels in their bathroom. I will show you that later.
Here is the first side of the linen closet = done up all perty like.
Towels are below the labeled boxes as well as some afgans.
Top Shelf - I have a bin of doiles, a comforter,
4th Shelf - napkins with napkin ring box, table clothes
3rd Shelf - Guest bedroom sheets, basket with guest related items, linen sprays, etc.
2nd Shelf - Master bedroom linens
1st Shelf - Girls linens
Bottom (floor) - blankets
TIP: One of the tricks that I do with my sheets is to fold them and then put them in the matching pillow case. This allows for the sheets to be all together and not have to search and find loose sheets, cases. I think it makes it look a little neater and clean kept as well.
How do you organize your luxurious linens?