If you are itching to get decluttered and organized, but totally overwhelmed, start with something small, like your linen closet! To create our clean and organized small linen closet, I’ve thrown out a bunch of stuff and used different kinds of storage bins and adorable labels. Read on to see how to use labels to organize your linen closet!
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How to Use Labels to Organize Your Linen Closet
I’m currently in the process of getting my house back in order! I’ve let things slowly pile up and start taking over my space! I had my son a few years ago, and then I had my daughter. A couple of years later, and I was beginning to feel totally overwhelmed! To get things back on track, I’ve started a home organizing challenge! I’m calling it my Hot-Mess House Organizing Challenge! There’s no pressure involved. You can do it at your own pace. I don’t have several hours a day to devote to decluttering and organizing while taking care of two kiddos during the day. It will take me a little longer to get through my whole house, but that’s where I am in my life! I’m going to be sharing my organizing challenge with you all soon so that you can follow along with me if you like!
Now that I’m figuring out how to declutter and better organize my house, I’m slightly obsessed with labels. I also recently opened my Cricut Explore Air 2, so I’ve been able to labeling everything! Being able to cut out text in any size and font I like, is so much fun!
I most recently started working on organizing my linen closet. I’ll be sharing an individual post on how to organize a small linen closet soon, but I’m giving you all a sneak peek at it since I used a couple of different types of labels in it.
I’ve been inspired by several images I’ve seen around the internet, so I thought I’d share them with you, so that you can join me in my labeling and organizing challenge! Read on to see how you can use labels to organize your linen closet!
Linen Closet Storage Label Ideas
Manual Label Maker
I totally had one of these when I was little! In fact, I still have the same label maker that I had in the 80’s! Unfortunately, I didn’t have any black label tape for mine, so I ended up borrowing my dad’s, who has also had his since crimping hair was cool! I love that these are making a come-back! You can see that Brooke, from Nesting with Grace, used them in her gorgeous kitchen.
Manual Label Makers:
Cutting Machine Labels
This pantry is what dreams are made of!!! After seeing these labels from Classy Clutter, I knew that I needed to use my Cricut cutting machine to make some oversized labels for my storage boxes in my linen closet. I’m planning to make some labels like this when I get to my kitchen as well! If you don’t have a cutting machine, you can always use large stickers. That’s what I used to label or personalize things before I got a Cricut. You can see my post, “Refresh Your Bedroom and Nighttime Routine” to see how I used alphabet stickers as labels on my storage boxes.
Cutting Machine Labels:
Gift Tag Labels
I bought THESE numbered gift tags from Ikea a couple of years ago. Unfortunately, they no longer have them, but HERE are some similar ones from Ikea. When I brought them home, I thought that they’d be perfect for labeling things! I like that they are classic and simple. They’re a great way to label things that do not have a flat surface. Actually, they’re a great way to label anything! I was going to take it a step further and write the contents of the bins/boxes on the back of the gift tag, but at the time, that seemed a bit like overkill. If you have it in you, go for it!
Gift Tag Labels:
How I Used Labels to Organize My Linen Closet
I might use my manual label maker to make some labels for the gray drawer sets that I got from The Container Store as well. Originally I just wrote them on the paper labels, but I think the black embossing tape creates such a clean look. Some of the bins and boxes are empty, which leaves room for new things that need to be organized! There are so many ways to use labels to organize your linen closet, but I found these to work the best for me!
I’ll be sharing all of the sources to my linen closet soon, but here are a few of the products shown:
Make sure you come back to see my full blog post on How to Organize a Small Linen Closet! I’ll be sharing more pictures and all of my hacks and ideas that will help save you time, space, and money!