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With Melissa, Best Friends for frosting

By Professional Organizer, Kim Salisbury

If you live in Sacramento… you’ve probably heard of Melissa Johnson, owner of best friends for frosting. I had the pleasure of working with Melissa on a few projects this year. She is so amazing and has such a way with words, so we figured we share a few of her words of wisdom from our time together.

“Having Kim Salisbury back to help with this closet was so helpful! She seriously worked her magic to make it 100% more organized! I was totally guilty of having bathroom products, sheets, blankets, and everything in between shoved in here!”

Many of the clients I have the privilege of working with are too busy with life to keep their linen closets organized. I mean, who could blame them? Out of sight, out of mind! 

Melissa’s home was no exception. I worked closely with her to make her linen closet dreams come true!

First, we started by cleaning out the linen closet. Like most people, Melissa had too many things shoved in one place. When you can’t easily see where everything is, you often forget what’s in there.

Organizing Your Linen Closet

Cleaning out a messy closet can feel like a daunting task. Don’t worry, home organization is my specialty! 

Pro tip: When organizing my client’s linen/utility closets, most of the time, over half of what’s in them goes into the donation or trash pile. People keep old sheets, blankets, towels, washcloths way past their prime, and you don’t need them all. Not to mention all the expired sunblock, medicines, cosmetics, and products. Pull everything out first and take stock of what you really need to keep.

That’s exactly what Melissa and I did!

Storage Bins

Using storage bins to organize your closet is a game changer! You’re able to see what’s exactly in your closet.

Pro tip: Clear bins and labels are the way to go in a linen closet like this. Group all the sheets by size and label label label! Same for towels and blankets.

More Organizing Tips

If you’re like me, you have a love for buying things in bulk at Costco. The only problem with buying things in bulk has a place to put everything.

Pro tip: Most people don’t have room for all their products in the bathroom, so the linen closet becomes a place for back-stock. Sort all hair, skin, kid products into their own containers and label. This will save you time and money! If you know where your back-stock is and can see what you have, I promise that you will spend less at the store

Working with Melissa from best friends for frosting

I had such an amazing time working with Melissa. She was so open-minded during the organization process, and in the end, she couldn’t be happier with her linen closet organization results. I can’t wait to work with Melissa more in the future. If you haven’t already, read the rest of her blog, Best Friends for Frosting.