Beautifully Organized Linen Closets

I love my linen closet.  I wish it was 3 X’s the size, but I love it just the same. There is something nostalgic about my linen closet. It reminds me of my mom.  Her linen closet always smelled freshly different than anywhere else in our home.  And believe me, my mom’s house wouldn’t dare have smelled anything but fresh!

My problem is that I tend to stash in the closet I love so much, a decorating item or two that are random pieces and I have nowhere else to put them.  Candles for example, or a heart-shaped candy dish.  The vases I really want but have no idea where to store.

Well, I decided about 9 months ago to reorganize this beloved closet.  I decided that it was no longer going to be a place for misfits.  So I removed those random items and put them somewhere else.  Come this past February I went to the linen closet to get the light-up heart for my front room window.  I just love that heart, and now I have absolutely no idea where it is!  It’s been in my linen closet since I got it about 6 years ago.  I have not seen another one.  Now, I no longer have a heart!  🙂

See, that’s the problem with reorganizing.  My suggestion to any of you; if you decide to remove an item from its place of several years and store it in a more “suitable” place, grab a sticky note with the instructions where to find said item.  Stick it in the place (in my case, linen closet) where you are sure to search for it the next time the holiday or event rolls around.  If I ever find my heart, it goes right back in my linen closet for safe keeping……..OR I’ll do the sticky note thing.

Take a look at these wonderfully organized linen closets!

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