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The Linen Closet

Mine was a disaster. Besides beach towels and sheets, I have lots of table linens: runners, tablecloths, place mats and napkins. Stacks and stacks of them! I change the decor on both my dining room and kitchen tables at least monthly and sometimes weekly! Storing all of this has been a problem, and my hall linen closet was CRAMMED and messy! There were also 40 holiday dish towels!

I had to go to THREE Target stores, (one twice) to get what I needed: 9 large bins, 2 extra large bins, 2 baskets, two tubs, and an over-the door shoe hanging bag. It was worth it!

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Every bin is labeled by season! Spring, Summer, Winter, 3 Fall and 3 Christmas! Baskets holding rolled beach towels are on the floor of the closet. Two large bins with extra blankets and throws are on top.

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The shoe bag is brilliant! I now have an empty kitchen drawer and an empty drawer in my dining room hutch!

Yes, folks, I got rid of a few things too. Now everything is neat, and I can find what I want. The total counts are: 23 tablecloths, 22 runners, 37 sets of place mats, and 62 sets of napkins!

See what I started when I cleaned out my pantry?

Comments (4)

Looks great! I'm inspired. I have a weaknees for table linens too. What a brillant idea on the napkin holder; I'm always searching for mine and have ended up buying more when I can find what I thought I had.

I know you have many sets of dishes. I'm curious how you store them.

Thanks for sharing.

connie:

You said it.... The over the door "Shoe Bag" was brilliant!!! What a fun & great idea for all those napkins. Love it all. If you ever wrote a book on "How to Organize" it would be a best seller!!!!

Great ideas! I am a nut for table linens. I even like to starch and iron them! Don't even get me started on my dishware and glass collection...

Jo:

Now I'm really depressed! I haven't finished my pantry and still have to work on the sewing room. The linen closet will have to wait. I hang my tablecloths in the guest room and roll my placemats and store them in a stack of Redman picnic baskets. Love the shoe bag for napkins.

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