Stock Your Linen Closet
Above the Fold
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
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; surlatable.com for similar
The Container Store Scented Shelf Liner in Blue Waters, $12; containerstore.com
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
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.