Organising your linen closet will not only make it functional, but it will simplify and beautify it as well.
The easiest way to give your linen closet an overhaul is to pull everything out and start from scratch. This will give you a chance to give the cupboard shelves a proper clean. You probably have bed linen that is hardly ever (or never) used, so it's best to cut down on closet clutter by making a pile of these seldom-used items and donate them to charity or an animal welfare centre.
Create another pile of the linen you want to keep and begin sorting that pile into either bedding sets or types of sheets. This comes down to your personal preference. If you're the kind of person who likes to keep the matching quilt cover, pillowcases, euro cases and cushion covers together, an easy way to do it is to store all the individual pieces together inside one pillowcase. This ensures no piece of the set goes missing.
Alternatively, you may like to organise your shelves by sheet type. If this is the case, separate all your single flat, single fitted, queen flat, queen fitted, standard pillowcases, etc., into individual piles.
Put your label maker to good use and label your shelves with the appropriate sheet type and size. This will make life much easier when matching the sheet to the bed.
The worst thing you can do is to lump all your fitted sheets or flat sheets together. If you do this, you will have no idea which sheet fits which bed and it will make the process even longer and more exasperating. If you separate the sheets and label the shelves, you'll avoid this issue completely.
Now that you have a minimised and organised linen closet, the trick is to keep it clean and tidy. We often place things in the linen closet that don't belong there because we don't have a home for them. This bad habit will inevitably end in a chaotic linen cupboard.
Instead, try investing in a cane basket or an over-sized laundry bag and place it at the bottom of the cupboard for all the miscellaneous items.
An organised linen closet is part of a well maintained home. A place for everything and everything in its place.