I don't really have a linen closet. I live in a modular home and closets aren't a priority when they are built (they most definitely are planned by a man!).
When we remodeled before we moved in, we took a five foot section out of what was then the family room (now the dining room) and divided it into two walk-in closets, one for a bedroom and one for storage. The one for storage, with dimensions of 4'-8" by 5'-7", is what I would probably call the linen closet, except it has just about everything but linen in it! So I guess that's the closet I'll tackle today.
As you can see from these before pictures, it is home to a variety of "stuff." Most of this stuff has nowhere else to go, so here it stays! So I'll just attempt to bring order to the chaos!
I was able to completely eliminate one stack of shelves! And I got rid of all the boxes I was saving for "someday." I frequently send packages to my son in Vanuatu, so I had a good reason for keeping those boxes! But since I usually use Priority Mail and they give you free boxes, why was I keeping them? Not sure about that one.
I put all the like dishes together, organized the games, swept and dusted and threw out a huge trash bag of junk!
I'm lovin' this closet now!