organizing: linen closet + diy round labels

homemade bath scrubs and dried lavender for scent & to use in scrubs/salts

Finally got our tiny linen closet organized!  Well, technically we don't keep linens in our linen closet...but this is considered a linen closet in our apartment and is our only closet other than a small one in our bedroom.  Anyway,  I started by tossing any expired products and got rid of anything we haven't used in the past 6 months.  After that, I organized the top two shelves {lower shelves are organized with several more items but didn't photograph as well} with items that we use most often.  Baskets I've had for years {along with a few new ones} were used to hold all of our loose items. To make them a bit more rustic I removed the liners, which I'm super into.  I could also add paper to the back of the shelves, but I'm not sure I want to take on that project right now.  Easy labels were created and tied to the baskets {don't look too close, they aren't perfect} by using the following items & not shown items...a hole punch and index cards. 
1. Ribbon 2. Favorite Scissors 3. Circle Stencil 4. Glue 5. Gold pen 6. Paint Samples

To make labels: Trace an index card with the circle stencil and cut out.  Then trace a larger circle stencil on the back side of a paint sample and cut it out.  Glue smaller white circle onto larger paint sample and then punch with hole punch.  Add ribbon and use gold pen to label your items.

Anyone else tackle their linen closet lately?    

22 comments:

  1. ooh! I love organisation! so satisfying to get everything sorted. good job

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  2. This looks fabulous, just like open storage at a spa! I'm definitely going bookmark and attempt something similar, I have black woven storage baskets just like those. Thanks for the great idea!

    Come by and my Stiletto Hardware giveaway if you like!

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  3. seriously, does your husband know how lucky he is to have married and organized domestic goddess. you should teach classes!
    pve

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  4. Such a cute idea! :) If I had a linen closet I would love to do something like this!

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  5. Few things make me happier than an organized, pretty linen closet. LOVE your baskets and tag labels!!

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  6. love this idea - it's a great way to add a punch (and organization) to any space! I'm thinking I might use it for my craft hutch - that thing is a disaster:) Thanks for the inspiration!

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  7. Looks fantastic! I love your little baskets with the liners removed!

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  8. I've been meaning to organize my linen closet...but it's not a linen closet just yet. It's currently a storage place for everything-else-in-the-apartment-that-doesn't-have-a-place-to-go kind of closet.

    L

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  9. Your space is so inspiring! Loving the round, uniform tags! ♥

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  10. wow, as a matter of fact, yes, i have been tackling that this morning. such lovely inspiration. i wouldn't have thought of those labels. genius.

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  11. As always, loving your posts. I just posted about organizing the inside of your fridge. I would be thrilled if you would take a look and let me know what you think. I am new to blogging!


    http://completelycatherine.com/

    Thanks!
    Catherine

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  12. This is great! I needed an idea for labeling some drawers in my entryway. Thanks for the tip.

    I organized my linen closet in January and it was really fun! I'm happy to report that it still looks deliciously organized! You can read the post here:
    http://ruralsocialite.blogspot.com/2011/01/mission-organization-linen-closet.html

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  13. Love these! Cute way to keep things organized!

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  14. I love this idea! I need to get working on some organization around my house.

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  15. Love the idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  16. I am so loving all these brilliant organisational posts you've been doing. Love this bathroom bliss!

    Also, I had no idea MAC had the recycling program, let's hope it's international!

    Thanks for all the inspirational posts/pictures!

    x.o.x.o

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  17. Pretty organized eh? Well, they looked great and very clean. I think you made a great job in creating those closet stuff. Very wonderful.

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  18. This was on my to-do list for this weekend - well, it's really been on my to-do list for many weekends but I'm really going to tackle it this time. Great inspiration. Thanks for the kick in the butt!

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  19. Wow this is such a great idea! It turned out so beautifully organized!! This has given me motivation to organize our closets.

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  20. Cute idea!! I already have similar baskets, and those labels are so easy to make!

    Thanks for sharing!!

    xoxo, Maryam

    www.athomewithmaryam.com

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  21. I love it and shared it to my fb readers! Thank you for posting this!!!

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  22. Carlee, I love this idea! What a great way to use up those paint chips. I wish I *had* a linen closet to organize.

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