Stock Your Linen Closet

Open the doors to organization! Here's how to store and stack your way to an enviable linen closet.

Stock Your Linen Closet

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Above the Fold

A well organized linen closet will help you flaunt your fabrics in style. Get organization tips and advice with smart space savers, fresh scents, gentle cleansers, and more.

Freshen Up

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Freshen Up

Don't let your linens fall victim to an overextended stay in storage! Wash towels and sheets every six months to avoid a musty smell. We recommend these gentle cleansers and products for their phosphate-free ingredients and oh-so-clean scents.

Buy it: The Laundress Signature Detergent, $21, and Stiffen Up/Ironing Water Duo, $31; thelaundress.com
Vaska Oxygen Brightener, $6; vaskahome.com for retailers
The Good Home Company Line Dried Laundry Detergent, $22; goodhomestore.com

Carry All

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Carry All

When it comes to storage, we believe in keeping all your eggs in one basket—preferably a labeled one for ultimate organization.

Buy it: The Container Store Open Canvas Bins, $8-$12 each; containerstore.com
Peacock Alley Monaco Bath Towels, $39 each; peacockalley.com

Store More

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Store More

Follow this tip for storing extra sheets: Fold the fitted and flat sheets together with one pillowcase, and place all inside the other pillowcase. You'll thank yourself later.

Buy it:  Peacock Alley Adagio Sheets in Sea Glass, from $115; peacockalley.com
Kumi Basics Sheet Set, $640; kumikookoon.com

Add Some Pizzazz

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Add Some Pizzazz

There's no better way to quickly spruce up a closet than with easy-to-apply patterned wallpapers and shelf liners. They provide a dose of eye candy and protect surfaces from spills.

Buy it: The Macbeth Collection Adhesive Shelf Liner in Decker Apple and Sophia Limoncello, $10 for two rolls; themacbethcollection.com
The Container Store Scented Shelf Liner in Blue Waters, $12; containerstore.com

Tie It Together

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Tie It Together

Space is a luxury in a linen closet, so make the most of yours by nixing the fold and embracing the roll for bulky items such as comforters and quilts. A grosgrain ribbon tied around the middle ensures nothing comes loose (and makes you look like a domestic goddess).

Buy it: Serena & Lily Aqua Diamond Quilt, $180 (twin); serenaandlily.com

Breathe In

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Breathe In

Add some oomph to those just-washed linens with pretty sachets in fresh scents like Ocean, Coconut, and Cotton. Your guests won't be able to keep their noses out of your linen closet's business.

Buy it: The Macbeth Collection Scented Hanging Sachets, $14 for six; themacbethcollection.com.

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