21-Day Organization Challenge–Day 15 – Linen Closet

From the Desk of Clearissa’s Command Center/Divinely Organized 

Only six days left to work this out. Can you believe we have made it this far? Today’s challenge is based on the level of your disorganization of the chosen space. We will take a page out of the professional trainer’s guide and base the level of this exercise on your level of organization. It’s day 15 and we will focus on the linen closet. As a reminder, if you have missed any of the earlier challenges, you can find them all here. There is always time to catch up.

The concept is that I will suggest a 10 minute assignment daily for the next 21 days. You read that right I am only asking for 10 minutes out of your day to spend on each area/project. I guarantee you will see a difference when the challenge is over. The challenge begins on January 6, 2015 and ends January 27, 2015.

Because everyone has a different sized space and there are different levels of disorder, I am suggesting that you modify this 10-minute exercise to fit your personal and specific requirements.

If you feel that you can organize your entire linen area in the allotted 10 minute time frame, do that. If; however, your space is large or your space requires more attention to get to the level of organization you would like, then you can use this time to organize one shelf of your linen area.

Remember to set your timer or alarm on your cell phone so that you do not get involved and spend more than the allotted 10 minutes (that would be a disaster). Just kidding, I recognize organization can become addictive. Look at me!


  1. First step, remove everything from the area (whether a shelf or the entire closet, depending on your level of disorganization).
  2. Dispose of all old, thread bear, discolored towels or other linens (remember the old towels make excellent cleaning rags but do not keep more than you need and remove them from the linen closet).
  3. You can find a great tutorial on how to fold bath towels here .
  4. Fold all towels, hand towels, wash clothes the same way for a unified appearance. I also like to organize by color.
  5. If your shelf held sheets you will need to fold them in a consistent manner as well. You can find a tutorial to teach you to fold fitted  and flat sheets here .
  6. Remove all items that should not be in the linen closet. It’s not a storage room.
  7. Place linen closet items  back in the closet or on the shelf. All similar items are folded the same and color coded, if you like that.
  8. Final step – stand back and marvel at how good it feels to see that shelf or closet in such an organized state.
  9. Just a note from my OCDish point of view, once you fold your sheets place them in the coordinating pillow cases. This look increases the level of organization and makes it easy to grab and go when you need to change your linen.

Note: Your linen closet project can continue at a later  date, but at least you’ve begun. Do not be discouraged. Also, this project can be as elaborate or as simple as you wish it to be. Some people add ruffled borders to the shelf edges while other label them. Some use baskes to hide clutter and to keep things coraled. Others use decorative boxes. It’s all up to you. Have fun with it.

There you have it. Today’s assignment is over. *sigh*

Enjoy the rest of your day…I hope you enjoyed your 10 minutes of organizing and remember, A place for everything…Everything in its place.

Visit my site tomorrow for your next 10-minute challenge.  See you tomorrow!

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