We're still in Week 7 of the Whole House Organization Challenge, where my aim is to organize every room of my home in 14 weeks or less.
The one thing that is ALWAYS an issue in a small space is finding a place to put everything. Recently we decluttered, deep cleaned and organized our linen closets, and bedroom surfaces and drawers. But there was one thing we never discussed: Where and how to store the bed linens? If you're struggling with this problem, keep reading
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1. Downsize Your Stash
The first thing to do is to practice downsizing. Yes, practice it. We Americans love stuff. Ugly stuff, big stuff, expensive stuff, cheap stuff, free stuff, other people's stuff... you get the point. The question is do you really need it? Do you really NEED 20 sheet sets per room?
Think about it, if you change your sheets once a week for a month, and you have 4 sets of bed sheets, this means that each sheet set will be washed only 12 times for an entire year. Don't you think 4-5 sets of sheets per room (notice that I gave you 1 extra) will be enough per bed?
So select 4-5 sets that you truly love, and donate the rest.
2. Keep Sets Together
Storing flat and fitted sheets together with the matching pillow cases is the best way- in my opinion- to store bedding. Having to run around the house looking for the pieces to sets of bedding is a total time waster. It's also frustrating. Keeping sets together is a great solution.
Fold all your bedding sets and store the ENTIRE set inside one pillow case. When it's time to change the sheets, reach in ONE time to grab everything you need.
3. Fold Sheets Uniformly
Have you noticed that when most items are the same size, they're easier to see, store and manage? This principle applies to storing your bedding. Try to fold each of the sets the same way. The hardest part of this of course is having to fold the fitted sheets. For help with that check out this awesome video from West Elm on how to fold a fitted sheet.
4. Divide and conquer
If you're already struggling for space, setting aside a large space for all the home's bed linens may not be an option. A better strategy would be to divide and conquer. Yes, store the bedding in the room where it will be used. Sacrificing a few inches of space in each bedroom will be a much easier task than having to find one dedicated space for all your linens.
5. Be Flexible with Storage
Who says that bedding has to be stored in a linen closet? Here are some other options you may not have thought about:
And there you have it - 5 simple ways to organize and store your linens. Tell me in the comments below, how do you like to store your bed linens?
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