Awhile back I came across Martha Stewart’s instructions for folding a fitted sheet. It seemed so simple…like so many Martha projects.
But no matter how closely I followed the detailed directions, my folded fitted sheet didn’t look tidy.
Or maybe my sheets aren’t as fancy as Martha’s.
Or maybe no one irons my sheets before folding.
I decided that life was too short to fold fitted sheets, but that didn’t mean I needed to give up a lovely linen closet.
Well…my linen closet was far from lovely:
OK, you can break it to me that folding fitted sheets was the least of my linen closet woes.
We use this closet for medicine, beauty products, over-stock cleaning supplies, extra linens and whatever won’t fit elsewhere.
Whenever I open the closet, I cringe.
TIME FOR LINEN CLOSET ACTION!
I took some measurements and headed for Target. My idea was to find baskets or nice plastic containers that could be placed on the shelves and filled with all the things that lived in this cringe-worthy closet.
I found these green plastic baskets that complimented the wall color and just made me happy.
Labels for what was in each basket was added to the shelf.
Shelves were designated for towels, sheets, beauty products and the highest shelves were saved for the medicines categorized by age and medical symptoms. This way when you are sneezing, you can pull down the appropriate basket for allergy relief.
After all that work, the linen closet is officially lovely:
Don’t tell Martha, but I think my fitted sheet folding failure has turned out fine.