Every client and project gives me reason to pause in gratefulness. You have heard me tout this time and again, but it’s true. There will never be a day I don’t stop to completely absorb that feeling. Because Lord help me, the day I don’t feel that way, I have a serious problem. Ha! #noegosallowed Feels as if the projects keep getting better / larger, the clients more lovely and, on top of everything else, I gain amazing new experiences. Good and not so great. Experience is everything, especially in this profession.
Anyway, I could continue to gush about how sweet, kind and talented each woman is who hires me (they are!)…but I’m here to share a recent project that turned out so beautifully I wanted to move in. Or at least come home to duplicate it! This linen closet is easily going down as one of my all-time faves…
This sweet mama of 3 little boys has the more exceptional taste. Her home is stunning…so when I presented her with basket / containment options for this large closet, I was excited when she chose the selection from Target.
What you didn’t see before hand was the amount of items she purged. She did a great job paring down to bedding sets they actually use, she let go of baby bath towels (always a heart-tugging decision) and old, worn out pillows. Actually it was quite a bit more than that and the back of my truck was full. So super proud of her…and after all that work, she deserved a beautiful after…
We left the bath towels on the shelf and not in a basket because it didn’t make sense here. They grab for towels more often than anything else in here, so why create more work for her to fold and put into a basket each time she washes. However, the bedding sets were folded neatly and separated by pattern / bed size. To make sure she didn’t forget which was where, I labeled the shelf fronts…
( label maker )
Personally, for beautiful baskets like these, I felt that hanging labels or tags would make the space look messy. Adding a label to the front of shelves and tops of dresser drawers is something I love to do. It’s simple, convenient and you can easily peel off the clear label to update when necessary.
If you’re wondering how to fold a fitted sheet, don’t forget I made a video! You can spy that here.
What remains in this organized linen closet is bedding for all of the beds in the house, including guest blow-up mattresses, bath towels, wash cloths, hand towels, extra pillows, regular pillow cases, out of season quilts, throw pillows, shams and throw pillow covers, cleaning rags, swim / pool towels, baby bedding / bibs for when friends and family visit, medicine and first-aid items … which were placed up high to keep out of reach.
Sorry, but I am totally obsessed with the outcome. It’s gorgeous and there’s still room to grow into the space.
If you love this linen closet and would like to shop the space, you can find everything I used right here…
Happy organizing and will be back soon to share the playroom to end all playrooms!
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