As we think about hunkering down for impending fall, we experience a natural urge to organize. Call it “nesting” if you like. I find this organic urge more strongly in the fall than the spring. Maybe it’s because we get extreme seasons here in CT (and I tend to be a bit dramatic about the weather).
I’m blessed with a wonderful Mother-in-Law who always reorganizes the linen closet in our guest bath while she’s visits (without being asked). She’s an impeccable nester!
But she’s got some competition now…a friend of mine showed me her MIL’s linen closet…
Notice the labels? Here’s a closer shot for you…
Hmmm, I think the gauntlet of challenge has been laid down! Game on MIL’s! 🙂
For those of you without Mother-in-Laws who do this for you, how do you organize your linen closets?
ps – Thanks Granny! 🙂
Hi Why S! I’m just glad someone did it…I wasn’t going to get to it anytime soon! Would love to see pics of your new big bathroom! Now where to put all that stuff….that’s tricky!
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Why S? says
If my MiL ever spontaneously re-organized my things, I don’t think I would take your generous attitude, no matter how nice it turned out.
Having said that, yours is quite impressive. I regret that we had to tear out our home’s linen storage in order to enlarge our master bath. Now we’re dying for storage (but loving our big bathroom.)
Love it “relased from their original packaging” – so true! How is it that our generating lacks these skills?
ps – here’s hoping hurricane Bill doesn’t mess w/ya!
what a great blog you have here!
how wonderful to have MILs to help organize. my own MIL can fold a contour sheet like nobody’s business! i didn’t even think sheets could be refolded into a perfect rectangle once release from their original packaging!
happy rest o’ summer to you!
elyse (in nearby RI!)
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Hi Jad – your mom ROCKS! 🙂
Jad Smith says
To organize my room is so difficult for me finally my mom has bought a new closets for me. now my all things are safe and well arranged.
You’ll notice that I did not include a picture of my linen closet…while my MIL did fix it up nice, it’s since gone south. Hmmm, maybe I’ll fly her up here again! 🙂
Thanks for stopping by!
Misti of Studio M Designs says
Their closet is so nice! I have to re-work mine soon. It was very organized when we moved in, and slowly but surely the boys have destoyed it. It’s time to clear it out anyway. Now I have been inspired!
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Hi Bridget – too funny, now I’m visualizing Dora on a King bed! lol Great idea to only have two per bed!
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Love it! Last summer when we were purging our belongings for our 1000+ mile move, I made a vowed that no bed in my house will have more than 2 sets of sheets at any given time (exception to the rule is of course the toddler’s bed). So mine are organized by size but are clearly identifiable by color/pattern. (I don’t think they make Dora sheets in King size.)
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The best advice we got was to store the linens in the bedroom where they are used. That saves a lot of time and effort. One room’s lines take up so little space.
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Now that’s organized! Let’s just say my linen closet doesn’t look quite like that. 🙂
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Porch Days says
My mother-in-law used to organize her linen closet so all items were folded in the same direction. No loose ends showing! I am not that organized. Certainly looked nice though.
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Things That Inspire says
Oh, I have such a deep admiration for people who are so organized! It doesn’t take too long to set up a system or to maintain it, but somehow my good intentions always seem to go wrong and a month later things get as disorganized as before!
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Very clever…, I’m just going to wait for the urge to nest and organize…, right now I’m still in the mood for some lazy summer days.
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Hey, if you organize closets first, you’ll be able to put more stuff in them from elsewhere in the house! I’ll check out that book, thx!
Whow! Wish I had someone to do my closets. It seem the last place we clean and organize. Found a couple of good declutter books at a website. knkhomeimprovements.com/moreinfo Check it out.