I had a bunch of great organizing ideas last year, didn’t I? Then why does my house still seem messy… Here’s Day 3’s great idea from last year!
My linen closet has been in serious need of attention. I love organizing, so figuring out a solution for the piles of sheets was a joyful challenge. This is what I came up with:
I love it! Rolling sheets and towels takes up less space, looks neater than piling up different sized squares on top of each other, and makes it easier to grab one thing without making a mess of everything else. I also made little labels to clearly mark the size and used mini clothes pins to attach them.
In the past I’ve been staunchly opposed to impractical organizational solutions like rolling up sheets, tying them with ribbon, and labeling them. When somebody needs a fresh set of sheets, who knows where the ribbon will end up! I’ve finally changed my sorry ways! I would rather have our linen closet look neat and attractive. I can deal with rerolling and tying them if it means my linen closet looks more organized.
***January 2009 update: This organization solution has not been impractical at all. I have been able to keep my linen closet in much better order by taking a few extra minutes to roll and tie my linens. If you were skeptical before, you can rest assured. I’ve been doing this for almost a year and it is maintainable and practical.