The Easiest No Linen Closet Storage Solutions That Work

You never realize how important linen closets are to your daily life until you are suddenly living in an apartment that has no linen closet. That tiny little closet offers so much more help than people expect to store linens, towels, and other household items. If you are currently living without a linen closet you know the struggle and need these bathroom organization tips.

Organizing your towels, sheets, blankets, and extra bathroom products with no linen closet can become a bit of a challenge. The goal here though is to put things where they make the most sense and find a better storage solution for things that don’t belong in the bathroom.

This also means you will need to declutter your bathroom supplies, sheets, pillowcases, blankets, and towels. If you are a towel hoarder like me you know the struggle of decluttering this useful item.

Ultimately, to organize your bathroom when you don’t have a linen closet you need to maximize the amount of space you do have. The right storage solutions can help you keep your bathroom organized and not cluttered.

Check out my post How to Organize Your Linen Closet.

Bathroom Organization Ideas With No Linen Closet

This type of toilet paper holder allows you to store extra rolls of toilet paper right where they are easily accessible and you don’t need to worry about stacking them on a shelf, the back of the toilet, or under the bathroom sink.

Get jars like this to fill with smaller items. They can go on a shelf next to the sink, or even on the countertop itself.

Behind the toilet storage cabinets also help with keeping all your supplies hidden and well organized. Consider purchasing one of these to increase your storage space.

Over the cabinet hair care storage units will keep your blow dryer, curling irons and straighteners in one spot and off your counter tops.

Use plastic organizers like these for makeup brushes and plastic drawers like these to store your makeup. These are a great solution and can be placed under the sink to keep extra moisture away.

Check out my post 14 DIYs For Your Bathroom.

Storing Your Bathroom Supplies

First, go through your sheet sets and keep only two sets for each bed in your house. Donate or toss any old or mismatched sheets. You don’t need them. Fold them and place the sheets inside their matching pillow case.

Next, go through your towels. I know it’s awesome to have a ton of fun beach towels but how often do you actually go to the pool? Keep enough beach towels that there is one towel per person.

Roll the beach towels up tight and place them on a shelf in another closet so they are out of the way. You will need that under the sink space later and they probably won’t match your bathroom decor. Keep things neat by putting them on a shelf in your bedroom closet.

Only keep two bath towels per person with two extras for possible guests. Unfortunately, this means you will probably end up doing more laundry but it also means you will have far less towels to clutter up your bathroom. You should only need 3-4 hand towels but keep all your wash cloths. 

As wash cloths need to be replaced you can turn them into rags and put them near your cleaning supplies or under the kitchen sink.

Finally, go through all your medicine, first aid supplies, and miscellaneous bathroom supplies. Get rid of anything expired. Throw away anything you no longer need. Create a medicine box or boxes with storage bins or baskets with anything remaining.

That box should be stored under the bathroom sink, or if you have little ones in the kitchen on a high shelf. This gives you more space in your bathroom for additional items.

Check out my post How To Declutter Your Home Fast.

Store Towels In Bathroom

Hang up as many towels as your family needs, so four towels for a family of four. The two extras get rolled into tight and placed on a shelf you will install above the toilet.

Keeping a couple extra towels on the shelf for the possibilities of overnight guests staying with you. You may also need them as extras for laundry day itself.

Hang up one hand towel and roll the remainder. Place that one on top of the rolled bath towels. Keep washcloths in a neat stack under the sink.

Put rags under the kitchen sink or in your laundry room. Store any extra kitchen towels in the kitchen as well under a sink or in a drawer if you can spare one.

Only have as many kitchen towels as you need, I would only keep three or four. Donate or get rid of extras as they will most likely just clutter up your valuable cabinet space.

Check out my post How To Clear The Clutter.

Bathroom Shelving Over The Door With Baskets

You will want to use fabric baskets to hold medicine and extra supplies. Place a shelf above your doorway. This keeps dangerous to children products in a high up place.

Place additional fabric baskets on more shelving above the toilet to store extra shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotions, and toothpaste.

You can even use a door rack to hold robes and more on the back of the door of your bathroom.

Check out my post How To Be A Minimalist In Your Home.

Linen Storage Ideas with No Linen Closet

Fold your fitted sheets and flat sheets using this tutorial. Then place them inside their matching pillow cases. Store them in nightstands in each room. If you do not have nightstands, in the bedroom closet on the shelf, in a dresser drawer, or even in a storage ottoman works too.

You could install shelving above the door in your bedrooms and place a basket that holds the extra sheets. This also gives you another spot to hide extras you may need when you have no linen closet or a small linen closet space.

As for large comforters, duvets, and other larger blankets, I recommend folding them with a dryer sheet in the folds and placing them on the top shelf of a closet. This will keep them smelling fresh for when it’s time to use them.

Store extra pillows on the top shelf in your bedroom closets. This keeps them out of the way but able to be pulled down and used for guests.

If you are running low on closet space a simple plastic tote can store sheets, bedding, comforters and extra linens in the bottom of a closet or even underneath a bed.

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Final Tips

By having the right products, decluttering, and storing your linen closet products correctly you can keep everything organized and in convenient spots. Maximize your wall space by installing usable shelves keeps countertops and under the sink free from clutter.

Use fabric baskets for easy cleaning and to organize your bathroom clean and organized. Remember to store medicines and products you don’t want your children to get a hold of in one of these baskets up high on a shelf.

Folding your sheets and putting them in nightstands and bedroom closets keeps them organized plus easy to find and change bedding. Remember to get rid of any mismatched or ruined sheets, towels, and expired medicines.

If you have a small linen closet this post has linen closet organization ideas that you will want to check out.

What do you do to organize without a linen closet? Let me know in the comments below. Follow me on Pinterest for more ideas and pin this to your cleaning and organization boards.

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Crystal Lynn

Crystal is the founder & CEO of MommyThrives and also full-time mom to a very active little guy. She’s passionate about cooking, cleaning, and organizing and turns her experiences into actionable systems to make mom-life simpler. When she’s not busy, you can find her reading, painting, or even on occasion indulging herself shooting bandits in Borderlands on her PC.

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2 Responses

  1. June says:

    This is a great post! We had a bathroom in our last place with no linen closet. Wish I had this then! 🙂 Pinning.

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