Written by Shira Gill of Shira Gill Organization & Styling



Balled up old sheets and unraveling towels are, well…sad. Luckily, it’s fairly quick and easy to set up a stylish and organized linen closet.


Step 1: PREP

Start by removing everything from the shelves. You heard me. Everything. I generally place an old sheet on the floor so it’s easy to lay everything out in preparation for editing and sorting. Give your shelves a wipe down and line them with pretty adhesive shelf liners for a little added polish. I like this striped number from The Container Store.


Step 2: EDIT

Review your sheets and towels and donate the duds to your local animal shelter. Incomplete sheet sets, and anything with holes, rips or stains should go.


Step 3: STOCK UP

It’s worth it to invest in a few sets of crisp high quality sheets and towels. I recommend two sets per bed in high thread count cotton and neutral colors. For towels, I suggest two per person, plus a set of beach towels. Make sure to also stock your home with one full set of guest towels and bed linens.


Step 4: SET UP & STYLE

Now, for the fun part! Fold your sheets and towels into piles. A guide to folding those pesky fitted sheets can be found here. Gather up the guest sheets and towels and store them all together in a labeled bin or basket. You can also stock the basket with some toiletries and other guest amenities to make hosting a breeze.


Place the remaining sheets and towels on your shelves organized by room or bed size – e.g., kid’s room, master bedroom, guest room etc. Separate with acrylic shelf dividers so stacks don’t topple over and affix some pretty labels so everyone in your household can easily find the right sheets for the right bed. Voila!




Shira GillAbout the Author: Shira is the founder of Shira Gill Home and loves helping clients create a “well edited life” filled with fewer, better things. Since founding her business, she has transformed hundreds of homes. She is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. For information, or to book a home makeover package, please visit: Follow Shira on Instagram @shiragill for weekly tips and inspiration.



Featured image photographed by Vivian Johnson, styled by Shira Gill.


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    […] PERFECTED LINEN CLOSET – Prepping for bedtime and bath-time just became a lot more beautiful thanks to the incredible decluttering and styling talents of Shira Gill. Read how to take your linen closet from jam-packed to perfection with her step-by-step guide: HOW TO SET UP A STYLISH + ORGANIZED LINEN CLOSET. […]

  2. Antoni Marenko

    December 2nd, 2016 at 10:08 am

    I adore it!. It’s very cool! thank you for these post


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