Saturday, July 30, 2016

The Organizing Begins- Master Linen Closet

We've been in our new house 2 whole weeks now and Mr. DIY and I have been busy! I've been busy with unpacking the 150 to 200 boxes of things that arrived 2 Saturdays ago. Mr. DIY has been busy adding more shelves everywhere!(our basement storage, garage storage and some miscellaneous furniture, porch furniture is still in a trailer at Zippy Shell)

While we have quite a few closets, the shelving is minimal and it's ALL wire :( .
In both linen closets, there were only 4 wire shelves in that big closet.

I couldn't get all my things on it because even though this linen closet was only a couple of inches narrower than our last house, I needed another shelf or 2, so Mr. DIY got busy and installed some adjustable shelving.

He went to our neighborhood Lowes Home Improvement (the same one we've always gone to, but now we're only 3 minutes away instead of 8) and picked up some brackets and standards. These are the same brackets and standards we used for our ever so popular baskets in the old Master Closet. You can see them HERE.

These didn't take away the useable space from the sides, which I desperately needed because this linen closet is a bit narrower than the last one and I wanted to use the same baskets and configuration. Still need to fill some holes, but that can be done after the unpacking is finished.

Isn't it purdy? I even have 1 more shelf than I did before!

Here it is all put back together.

The linen closet is even deep enough to keep a stool handy for that top shelf.

I still have a shelf to fill!

 This house doesn't have a medicine cabinet, so I ordered these metal drawer inserts on Amazon  and Mr. DIY just screwed them to the wall.

Love that extra space!

If you'd like to compare the linen closet in our old house, you can find it HERE.

3 more closets and a pantry (3 feet less than the old house) to go! 
Next time, I'll show you a very bare home tour of the new place.



  1. You two are the most efficient and busiest people ever! The updated closet looks like it will work a lot better! Hope you get your furniture over there soon!

  2. Can't wait to see it! The linen closet is so neat and tidy! Love it!

  3. The update looks pretty, like baskets. Hope you are feeling well


    1. Thanks Cindy! I had a couple of weeks where I had a bit of a relapse(lyme disease), but I'm feeling much better. Thanks for asking :)

  4. Thanks for sharing these steps to take to straighten out our linen closet―and keep it that way.

  5. I've always found that the best way to get little nooks and crannies organized, is to use lots and lots of container units. Of course you can do them up so that they're pretty and matchy and nice to look at and all that, but honestly if you've got a bin of any sort, it automatically helps to clean the area up pretty well already as it is!

    1. Containers and baskets really help organize things!


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