November 24, 2014
5 Ideas for Organized Bedding
This week’s organizing focus is BEDDING. You can find November’s FREE Cleaning and Organizing calendar here and December’s here.
Your challenge this week is to take a little time to sort and organize your bedding. Regardless of your bedding storage, take a couple minutes this week to organize the space. Here are 5 tips for bedding storage and care to get you started.
- Re-purpose or donate any linens or bedding that haven’t been used in the last year. Do you really need 6 sets of sheets? I keep one extra set for each bed and I find that this not only keeps the laundry down it also makes it easier for storage.
- Take inventory for guests – do you have enough pillows, pillow cases, and bedding? I figure 2 pillows per person on all of our beds and then make sure that I have extras for company as well.
- With winter upon us, take blankets out of storage and wash if necessary. Do you need additional blankets/quilts/comforters? Or do you need to trim down what you have? Now is a great time to assess the situation.
- Use a basket or bin for overflow storage. Contain your linens and linen closet items with a basket or two is a great way to keep the closet organized. If your folding is a little haphazard (see above) or if you have too much stuff on your shelves, baskets are a great alternative.
- Use a pillowcase to store your folded set of sheets. Fold your fitted sheet into a small square, wrap your flat sheet around the fitted sheet, tuck one of your pillowcases in between the flat and fitted sheet, and then put that “package” into one of the pillowcases from the set. This keeps the set together and looks much neater on the shelf.
What are your best bedding tips? Share in the comments!
My best tip is to fold each set up and either place inside one of the pillowcases or fold one sheet around the whole set. It keeps everything together, especially when you have different sized beds.
I LOVE the idea of tucking everything in a pillowcase!! Genius!
I love the idea about putting the sheet set inside of one of the pillow cases! I can’t wait to put that into action :).
I keep seeing about using a pillow case to hold a sheet set and have yet to do it, shame on me! I have an under-the-bed tote that holds all of our sheets, but it’s to it’s bursting point (and sadly, only because it’s a bad size). Oh how I wish we had a linen closet! But, along with your fourth point, maybe it’s just time to find a better bin 🙂
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One tip I have is for folding fitted sheets… Let’s see if I can describe it in words (it is way easier to show it…)
Anyway, fitted sheets were the bane of my existence until I started folding them this way:
1) Start with two adjacent corners. Find the seams and match them up, folding the sheet in half and tucking one corner inside of the other.
2) Do the same with the other two corners.
3) Fold the sheet in half again, tucking one set of corners into the other set.
4) Put your hand in the pocket along the corner seam and fold all of the fitted edges over. Lay this on a flat surface (table/bed/floor)
5) You should have a square/rectangle shape to deal with, just fold it up from there with the fitted part on the inside.
Makes fitted sheets so much easier to store and much cleaner looking!
I tried to be as clear as possible, but that was harder to explain than I thought it would be. If it made no sense I apologize. I wish there was a way to do pictures!
I honestly have never taken inventory of our bedding in this way. I was able to figure out what I had and made notes on what I need to purchase. This is great!
My tip is to keep each set in the room where it belongs. I have 3 different bed sizes in our home and when they are all put in a pillowcase, they look the same so I keep them separate.