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March 10, 2020 2 min to read

5 ways to store linens to keep them fresh and organized

Category : Lifestyle

I don’t know about you, but my linen closet is the most difficult place to keep clean and presentable.

So it’s not just me?

Well, in my desperation to navigate this particular minefield, I’ve managed to create this list of five ways to store linens. They all help me to keep my linens fresh and organized, and they’ll do the same for you.

If you’re in the same boat as me, try some of these tips. I guarantee your linen closet will never be the same.

1. Line Your Shelves

Before you start organizing, take some precautions to protect your pristine white linens from yellowing.

The last thing you want to see when you’re getting the guest bed ready is a big stain right in the center.

Wooden shelves, as well as cardboard and some plastics, can cause yellowing in white fabrics. That’s bad news for your rarely used bedsheets.

Prevent the problem before it arises by lining your shelves!

Use acid-free tissue paper for the ultimate protection. The leftovers can be cut to size and laid between your folded linens to promote better airflow.

This will keep everything fresh and save you the trouble of having to whiten yellowed linens later.

2. Separate Linens With Smaller Storage

Stacks of bedsheets and towels can clog your linen closet, falling into each other and mixing easily.

If you want some variety in your organization, try incorporating smaller kinds of storage into your linen closet.

Cloth boxes, wire baskets, and straw baskets will tuck nicely onto your shelves and keep your linen stacks separated. They are also fantastic for storing smaller items like toiletries and washcloths.

Never lose anything in the depths of the linen closet again!

For bigger items that just don’t fit right, like pillows, utilize those plastic bedding bags to keep them contained. Space-saving bags serve the same purpose and will, as the name suggests, save you some space.

Go the extra mile and coordinate your storage options so your closet looks magazine-worthy. And, though it’s not necessary, labeling your bins will make everything much easier to find.

3. Keep That Just-Washed Scent

Now we’re going to talk about how to keep your linens fresh.

Nothing is worse than that musty aroma that builds up when things have been packed up for too long. Unfortunately, it happens all too easily in a place like a linen closet.

First and foremost, avoid packing your linens too tightly on shelves. You need a decent amount of airflow to keep everything fresh…
 
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