Create the linen cupboard of your dreams – with
Organised Simplicity

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Everything you need to know to maximise your space for small storage areas.

Thanks to Netflix sensation Marie Kondo, spectacularly organised cupboards and drawers have become one of the biggest home trends of the last few years. We have to agree, her methods are pretty genius, but knowing where to start, let alone keeping things in order, isn’t something that always sparks joy.

Since spring cleaning is front of mind at the moment, we enlisted the help of the wonderful Jordy Fabian, owner of decluttering and organisation styling service Organised Simplicity, who has kindly shared her hacks for keeping the chaos at bay in one of our favourite storage spots – the linen press. Described by her clients as a ‘magician’, and with quite the Instagram following to boot, we thought she was just the person for the job.

Armed with Jordy’s top organising tips, together with our handy storage items, you’ll have the linen cupboard of your dreams in no time.

1. Store your seasonal bedding and linen

The change of seasons from winter to spring is the perfect time to declutter and organise your linen cupboard. Heavy winter items such as blankets, flannelette sheets and winter quilts should be put away into storage bags to keep them clean and protected until next winter. This will create more room in your linen cupboard so that you can access everything easily.

2. Categorise to avoid chaos

Once you’ve removed and stored all your winter items in storage bags, you should only be left with linen that is on high rotation in your home during the warmer months. Categorise items to be stored in small or medium baskets such as washers, hand towels, towels, and bedding. Use larger baskets for items such as towels and bedding. You can choose to store bed linen separately as sheets, pillowcases and quilt covers, or you can categorise by sets, bed size or family member. If you are limited on space, it’s ok to combine similar items.

"If you're short on space but big on linen, the best way to organise your linen cupboard is by utilising clever storage solutions like baskets and storage bags."
- Jordy Fabian, Organised Simplicity


3. Organise according to use

Your linen cupboard should be organised so that items that are accessed frequently are placed in baskets at eye level or just above or below. Storage bags that contain winter items should be placed up high or down low as these won’t be accessed during the warmer months.

4. Have fun with it!

If you have the space, you can store soap, linen sprays, a diffuser, or a faux plant in your linen cupboard to give it a touch of personality and keep everything smelling fresh. Organisation doesn’t have to be boring!


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