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Let’s keep it real y’all.
Linen closets can be the dirty little secret we all pretend doesn’t exist. This before photo is NOT staged at all. In fact when we first moved into the house I literally shoved it all in there in semi-decent piles and thought “I’ll get to it”. Well, 6 months later here I am, getting to it. I’m coming to terms with projects getting done later than I thought, but let’s just go with the age-old philosophy of “better late than never” for this one!
One of the things I’ve realized happens with my linen closet is that things can get stale. Since we don’t have children we aren’t always changing multiple beds of sheets so our guest room sheets / towels can get a little stale smelling. I wanted to find a product that would extend the smell of freshly washed laundry for a while.
While walking through Family Dollar, I found Snuggle® Scent Shakes™ Blue Sparkle® and Snuggle® Scent Shakes™ SuperFresh® Original that will help my linens smell amazing for up to 100 days*!!! I also REALLY love the Snuggle® Scent Shakes™ SuperFresh® Original because it’s perfect for eliminating odors for pets / athletic wear. So for my own personal closet / dresser drawers it’s become a lifesaver for those tough odors with all the sweat from workouts and summer Charleston heat!
(*as long as your linens aren’t in storage, that will change the freshness of the 100 days!)
I started by pulling everything out of the closet and putting them into piles: towels, blankets, sheet sets, candles, random items. I then went through each pile and decided what I wanted to keep and what was ready to be donated.
Even after our many moves in the last few years I realize how often I’m holding on to things we simply don’t use anymore. Linens can be a pitfall for me. I. LOVE. BLANKETS. This is probably 25% of what is in our home considering that I have another full basket downstairs of cozy blankets and then 2 that stay in my studio at all times. It’s hard to say goodbye but it’s also necessary. I’m really beginning to move towards a more minimalistic mindset and holding on to everything just keeps it cluttered and as you can see….this linen closet was CLUTTERED!
After sorting through my items, I started some quick wash cycles on the bed sheets. While I washed them before I left San Diego and packed them into boxes, I hadn’t re-washed the sheets (that I hadn’t used here yet) since getting here. They just felt stale and smelled a little musty, so using the Snuggle® Scent Shakes™ in the wash cycle made for some amazing long lasting just-washed freshness every time I open my linen closet.
While everything was getting washed, I pulled out the shelves, wiped down the walls, and used some spare paint I had lying around the house to paint the closet sides & shelves. Then I started the removable peel-and-stick wallpaper with a smidge of fear because I was doing this by myself. I followed the instructions and honestly didn’t care that it didn’t fully come out perfectly. All the edges aren’t super straight, and as you can see at the bottom they didn’t reach fully to the baseboard (because of my error). Instead of getting upset, I was happy I completed this project on my own and realized that with all the things added back in, I wasn’t even going to notice the flaws.
To say I’m in love with this closet would be the understatement of the century. I actually debated just taking the door off, so I could stare at it every time I walk through this hallway, but I didn’t want to go too far. I love the new wire baskets I got to collect the linens (flannel in one, guest bed in another, spares in the third, etc.) as well as the plastic bins to collect the candles and random goods. Let me also make one thing perfectly clear – it smells amazing in there. Every time I open the door, it smells like I just finished the laundry, and I LOVE fresh laundry smells!
If your linen closet is needing a little refresh and you’ve got a few hours, make this happen! Trust me, it will bring your heart so much joy to a task that can always feel like a horrible chore. If you don’t want to take on an entire facelift project, just run to the store (Walmart, Kroger, Dollar General, Family Dollar, or Target) and grab a few of the Snuggle® Scent Shakes™ to give your linens a refresh!!