It’s time to organize your hostess closet, but how? Here are a few ideas to help you make the most out of your hosting needs.
So, I guess the first question would be… “Do you have a host/hostess closet?” The second question would be… “Do you want one?” Third question would be… “If you have a host/hostess closet, is it organized for easy table setting?”
I love having one place that holds my table setting pretties, actually, I’m in the middle of reorganizing and replacing worn-out items. I usually keep the majority of my dinner party lovelies in a small closet near the front entrance of our home. It was slated as a linen closet so, the shelves are great but I’ve got some ideas to make it better. Of course, I will share them in this post but for now, let’s talk about organizing your hostess closet.
What do you have in your host/hostess closet?
Answer? It’s a simple one. Anything that helps you design a gorgeous dining table.
We are talking about:
- plate chargers
- assortment of candles
- assortment of candle holders
- napkins – seasonal and everyday
- napkin rings
- table cloths
- table runners
- place cards
- wax dots for secure tapers
- floral foam
- floral wire
- floral tape
- stem pruners
- thorn/leaf strippers
- assortment of flower vases
- buffet labels
Now that we have a basic list for the host/hostess closet, let’s organize it!
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Plate charges can be easily stacked on a shelf or dropped in a pretty storage box. If you have more than 1 set, store them in separate boxes with labels.
For tapers, long narrow containers work great. The Container store has a great one.
Candle holders –
I love beverage glasses and coffee cup storage containers to store candle holders.
Napkins and Napkins Rings –
I don’t know about you but my napkin and napkin ring collection grows when the door closes. HA! Over the years I have accumulated quite a few cloth and cute paper beverage napkins. These can be stored by color or by season.
Tablecloths and Runners-
I found one of the best ways to store linens and it’s simple. Just hang them. I use the narrow velvet hangers for smaller table cloths and larger wire hangers with foam pipe insulation to help keep the deep creases from setting in.
Place cards and holders-
I love these stackable slide-out drawers and they are perfect for many items including place cards and place card holders.
Floral supplies –
I am a big fan of slide-out drawer storage so why not continue this trend for floral supplies. I used to keep floral supplies in my crafting area but one day, I had an “Ah-ha” kind of moment and decided to tuck them into the host/hostess closet. So much easier to create beautiful arrangements.
We are down to the small stuff and the stuff that can be a little rogue, like wax dots. This organizer is great for all the extras. These are so perfect for grab-and-go and for easy quick reorganizing.
I hope this post inspires you to either create your own host/hostess closet or gives you ideas to organize!
Until later, keep creating home, my friends!