How To Store Your Bedlinen

 

My linen cupboard is packed to the gills with different sizes of bedlinen, different sheets, pillowcases and covers in rotation and linens I use only for guests.

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 I try to keep them stored in sets so that when I come to change the beds, I can always find what I'm looking for.  This is no mean feat when the bulk of my bed linen is white.

I used to store them in piles according to which room they belonged or according to size of the bed but I've found that the following tips works best. 

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When ironing your linen, divide it into sets.  Sort which sheets and pillowcases go with which duvet cover and then iron the sheets and duvet covers first. Iron the pillowcases next and then store all those elements inside one of the pillowcases.  That way, the next time you venture into the cupboard, all you have to do is identify the set.  You know that all the elements are right there. No more faffing about unfolding vast sheets or duvet covers to see if they are the correct size for the bed you're making up  Just pick and go!

Don’t let the cat on it if your cat is black and your linen is white. Muddy paws and black hairs!

Don’t let the cat on it if your cat is black and your linen is white. Muddy paws and black hairs!

Linen is naturally mildew resistant so it can be stored while a little damp from the iron. If the fabric creases too much for your liking just give it a spritz with some lavender water and a good tug to straighten and it will look just lovely on the bed. 

You could, if you want, fill a square of muslin with lavender, tie it at the top and pop it inside the pillowcase.  The scent will infuse and linger on, keeping the cupboard smelling lovely and giving you a chance of getting a good night's sleep when the linen is on the bed!