Linen Storage Ideas-No Linen Closet? No Problem! Solutions

No linen closet SOLUTIONS for linen storage without a linen closet…

Most homes and apartments have some sort of linen closet in one of the bathrooms, a hallway, the master bathroom or even in the laundry room. But, what if YOUR house does not have a linen closet at all? How do you store your bedding, towels, linens etc without all that precious storage space and shelving that a linen closet offers? Here’s some clever, creative and affordable linen storage ideas and linen closet alternatives.
No linen closet ideas and linen storage solutions. These linen closet alternatives are perfect to fake a linen closet when your house or apartment doesn't HAVE a linen closet in the bathrooms, hallway, master bathroom or laundry room

No Linen Closet?

Here are some common questions and ideas for alternative linen closet ideas. It’s amazing to me how many homes do NOT have a linen closet. While it kinda makes sense for older houses, but a NEW house with no linen closet? Crazy!

✅  What Can I Use If I Don’t Have a Linen Closet?

Not having a linen closet sure can make linen storage a challenge – especially in a small house with a small bathroom.

Here are some linen and towel storage ideas to use if you don’t have a linen closet…

  • Store towels under the sink
  • Put a shelf over the bathroom door
  • Get a 4 cubbie organizer and turn vertically
  • Use the area over your washer and dryer
  • Get linen storage bags
  • Use Floating Shelves
  • Get a linen storage chest
  • Use a basket organizer
  • Get an over the toilet cabinet with shelves
  • Put storage containers under your bed
  • Get an over the door organizer

Here are some really good options for linen storage when you don’t have a linen closet:

 Linen Storage BagsShow Me This Underbed Linen StorageShow Me This Linen Storage OttomanShow Me This Lien Storage CabinetShow Me This


✅  Where Do You Put Towels If You Don’t Have a Linen Closet?

If your bathroom does NOT have a linen closet, there are many other options for storing your towels. This video below shares some great ideas for where to put towels if you do NOT have a linen closet:

✅  How Do You Make a FAKE Linen Closet?

You can easily make a FAKE linen closet with these linen storage ideas:

  • Create DIY linen storage from cheap plastic shelves
  • Get a space-saving corner linen cabinet (see below)
  • Get stackable plastic drawers
  • Repurpose an old dresser
  • Put cabinets over your washer and dryer
  • Hang shelves over your bathtub area
  • Use wooden crates
  • Hang wicker baskets
  • Get a cabinet for over your toilet
  • Convert an old hutch

✅  Alternatives

I’ve seen many creative linen closet alternatives. Not all are cheap ideas and not all will work with ALL homes and apartments that currently do not have a closet specifically for linen storage.

I do not have a linen closet in my master bathroom so here’s what I did:

I had unused wall space in my master walk-in closet. It was a small area, but it wasn’t being used for anything.

So, I installed about 4 wire shelves on that wall.

Presto! Instant linen closet!

Here are some other linen closet alternatives to consider:

  • Build in a storage cabinet at the end of your hallway
  • Create a “fake” linen closet area in your laundry room
  • Put a small chest of drawers in your bedroom closet
  • Put adjustable shelves between your washer and dryer
  • Use a glass-doored cabinet to store your bedding and display your quilts
  • Use cubbies and/or cabinets in your mudroom storage area
  • Use the storage space under your bed your under the bed in your guestroom

Linen Storage Ideas

Here are some pictures of brilliant DIY linen and towel storage solutions you can try. Most of these are cheap ideas so they’re perfect if your trying to maximize storage space on a budget.

This over the toilet idea is borderline genius – it’s just 3 deep wire baskets hung over the wall behind the toilet. Perfect for a small bathroom!

I just love this next idea – and super cheap to do, too!

Just get some old wood crates/boxes, paint them in colors that complement your bathroom decor – then stack them up to store your towels in.

Another linen storage solution is to get a small bathroom storage cart, like this:

I think the rolling storage cart is a brilliant solution for storing towels and other bathroom stuff.

Here are my 4 favorite bathroom storage carts you can use as a linen closet alternative:

 Space Saving Storage CartShow Me This 4 Tier Sorage CartShow Me This Bathroom Storage CartShow Me This Rolling Bathroom Storage CartShow Me This


No Linen Closet Solutions

Here’s another great idea for those in the no linen closet situation –

Getting an inexpensive linen cabinet can be the perfect solution of you don’t have a linen closet.

Here are 4 of my favorite linen cabinets – some are space-saving cabinets that are perfect for small bathroom or any nook you have to work with.

 Linen Cabinet with Open ShelvesShow Me This Linen Cabinet With DoorsShow Me This Deluxe Linen CabinetShow Me This Space-Saving Linen CabinetShow Me This


Corner Linen Cabinet Ideas

If you have a really small bathroom, getting a CORNER linen CABINET can be a great solution to store your towels without a linen closet.

Here are some corner linen cabinet ideas I love:

 Tall Corner Linen CabinetsShow Me This Corner Towels CabinetsShow Me This Bathroom Corner Linen CabinetsShow Me This Small Corner Bathroom CabinetsShow Me This


More Storage Ideas:

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