I saw this pinned a few weeks ago.
In all my pregnant, frantic, nesting splendor.
I had to make it happen.
Our sheets have bugged me since we moved into our house over 2 years ago.
They were all over the place.
In separate bedrooms.
In baskets under beds.
In the garage laundry area.
I get hives thinking about it.
We never had a true linen closet in our old house.
And though we had space for one in the new house, I never made it happen.
Until last week.
And I couldn't be happier with the results.
It makes me want to change sheets more.
Or at all.
Until I remember my rapidly growing lop-sided alien belly which makes walking difficult.
Much less pulling that Cal King fitted beast over our pillow top.
So I mostly just stare at my closet.
It's just so pretty.
And was very easy to put together.
About 45 minutes, start to finish.
We're going to have to talk about the Dollar Tree for a second.
I will confess I have issues that I can't really explain.
It just all seems too good to be true.
I feel like $1 dish soap can't possibly work the same way $3 dish soap can.
And it's not worth the $2 to figure out why.
And I just don't trust $1 flea medication.
And don't get me started on shampoo.
I can handle baskets.
I bought ten.
And was out the door for $10.90.
I had the tags and ribbon at home.
So that's all I spent.
If you don't have tags and ribbon on hand, you can pick them up at any arts and crafts store.
I got these at Michael's a while ago.
It's a small closet.
With lots of non-dollar store products.
That were easily moved up higher or relocated to our bathroom closet.
Isn't he cute?
I'm a firm believer that dotting your lettering makes everything right with the world.
And makes any handwriting glorious.
You can also print labels or use stamps.
Simply tie your tag to your basket with coordinating ribbon.
Or be rebellious.
Whatever you want.
The original pinner used a combo of lime green and light blue baskets which I loved.
Our Dollar Tree only had lime green and a very Christmas-y red.
And $1 flea medication.
I'm all for celebrating Jesus's birthday.
But I feel like it would have been a bit much.
A super organized and super functional linen closet.
Everything in one place.
All for $10.
Thank you, Dollar Tree.
I take back some of the things I say about you.
But you can keep your shampoo.
This month is special.
My friend Katy is giving away this cute print to one lucky linker.
Link-up closes at midnight on Friday, August 9.
Winner will be chosen at random and announced Saturday, the 10th.
Be sure to grab a button in the sidebar and link up below for your chance to win!
i'm thinking dollar tree green is a total win.ReplyDelete
so is your perfect handwriting.
and dollar tree soap doesn't work.
it's like washing dishes with diluted kid bubbles.
also, i wish i had a linen closet. even more now that i've seen this post.
but i will deal. and come stand in front of yours for a few hours to soak it all in.
I'm skeptical of things at the dollar store, too, but those baskets look like a winner to me!ReplyDelete
Also, the first Thursday of the month snuck/sneaked up on me, so I'll have to do my post tomorrow. How is the summer 2/3s over? That should be illegal. :)
thanks for linking back to me!! CLASSY! :) And I love your blue! I wished my dollar store had enough blue, but didn't so I had to add the green! Glad you liked it! (and I don't buy their shampoo either! haha) Love your blog!ReplyDelete
I'm skeptical of all things dollar store as well...other than gift bags, cards for showers, and baskets. I have a linen closet, and it's full. I'm now envious of your organization. Linking up...as soon as I have a taste of my creation for this month :)ReplyDelete
i'm super impressed! you're my hero.ReplyDelete
I dream of the day I have space to do that!ReplyDelete
It caught me off guard, and I had to stop and stare at it when we made Ashy's bed while we hijacked your house to put the crib together!! :)
I feel better after that confession... ha!!
Fun post Jess!!
it could have been christmas in july.ReplyDelete
that would have been soooo cool.
I love mini organization projects like this, quick & easy but such a timesaver and also desperately wishing I had more closetsReplyDelete
Looks so great! Such a fun alternative to normal baskets too! I'm with you on the dollar store thing too. I want to love it and see it as a great deal! But to be honest I usually chicken out because I wonder...why is this cheaper than the grocery store...what did they do to it? Issues.ReplyDelete
Wonderful post! I love the idea and need to do some linen closet organizing myself.ReplyDelete