The Ultimate Linen Closet Designing Quiz

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4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Seeking a fresh towel, you open the door of your linen closet and are met with an avalanche of cotton. You realize it's time to improve the design of this important storage space. Challenge your linen closet organization skills with this quiz.

What is a basic truth about most linen closets?

Linen closets are not only a place to store linens. Most people also use linen closets to store things like extra toilet paper, cleaning supplies and seasonal items.


What is considered as one of the most valuable tools for organizing a linen closet?

A door rack will fit easily on the back of a linen closet door and give you valuable narrow storage shelves. The door shelf is a great place to store items that typically block your access to items like linens.


What is a good way to derive maximum benefit from a door rack installed in your linen closet?

Designate each shelf on your door rack to a specific role. For example, you can have one shelf for tissues, one for feminine hygiene and one for tissue products, and so on.


What is a typical disadvantage of a door rack installed in your linen closet?

Smaller items will often fall through the gaps in the shelves or sit at odd angles. You can address this problem by using narrow boxes to organize similar small items.


What is major benefit of organizing items by category in a door rack?

A major benefit of organizing items by category in a door rack is that there will be no more stockpiling of items. You can see what you have and what you need when you write a shopping list.


What bad habit does a linen closet reinforce when it has the shelves spaced too far apart?

A linen closet with shelves spaced too far apart promotes stacking items in unmanageable stacks. The whole pile can tumble down on the next victim who opens the closet door.


What is the best depth measurement for the shelves In a linen closet?

A measurement of 12 inches is considered a good depth for linen closet shelving. A shelf that is wider will encourage placing items in front or behind other items, resulting in clutter.


What is another advantage of having 12-inch deep shelves in your linen closet?

Sticking with 12-inch wide shelves in the linen closet will give you more room for other storage ideas, such as a door rack or an ironing board holder.


What is a good rule of thumb for setting up linen closet shelving?

Dividing the closet shelves into separate categories will eliminate clutter and make the contents easier to find.


In what location do experts consider the proper place to store a vacuum and accessories in your home?

There really is no designated spot to store your vacuum and accessories. However, it seems that many people choose the linen closet as an ideal spot, which it is not.


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