Stock Your Linen Closet
Open the doors to organization! Here's how to store and stack your way to an enviable linen closet.
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
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; surlatable.com for similar
The Container Store Scented Shelf Liner in Blue Waters, $12; containerstore.com
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
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; amazon.com for similar.