Gone are the days when our Grandmothers had ottomans and chests specifically used to store all the household linen, towels, bedding and other textiles. It is difficult to find the space for new furniture in our homes today, especially something designed to hold such bulky items. Organising household textiles can give us a headache: where to store them, how much space is available, how to keep them organised and protected from dust…In this article we will give you some useful hints and tips to maximise your space and simplify your life.
Choose what you want to keep
Before organising your items ready for storage, you must choose what you want to keep and what you can give away. So, the first step is to gather all your bedding, linen, towels and other home textiles together to see what items are needed and what you no longer use. Organise the items that you plan to keep into a pile and give away everything else to family or friends who may need it or to charity. We know that sometimes there are items that you want to keep for sentimental reasons, such your baby’s first blanket or the set of towels you got as a wedding present. The perfect solution for storing items like these long term are vacuum storage boxes and bags. They will allow you to keep all your memories protected from dust and mites while taking up little space.
Choose the best place to store them
All your home textiles have different uses and where you store them is important to keep them easy to access when needed. It doesn’t make sense to store tablecloths in the bedroom or bedsheets in the living room. Find a place to store each item near to where you will use it, for example, towels in bathroom furniture or tablecloths in the lounge sideboard. To choose the ideal place for each type of textile you also need consider:
- Light: if items are placed in direct sunlight they can fade and become discoloured, so look for places without too much natural light.
- Moisture: Keep them away from damp areas to prevent them becoming stained and musty.
If you lack storage space, then you can create instant extra storage using decorative baskets, which will also give a touch of style to your rooms.
Clever ways to store and organise your home textiles
Before you finally store your home textiles, here are some tips so that you can still find everything quickly and easily:
- Store your towels by type: separate hand towels and bath towels etc.
- Keep the family’s sheets in their own bedrooms: child and adult sheets are not the same size and with multiple beds this will make it easier to find the right ones. The same goes for matching bed-sets, bundle them all together in the correct bedroom so you can quickly and easily change the bed.
Once you have all your home textiles organised, remember that taking care of them while they are in storage is very important, especially when germs and viruses are prominent. Protect your all your home textiles and clothing with cedar blocks, made from natural cedar wood well known for its high resistance to fungus and insect attacks.
We hope these tips have helped you learn how to organised your home textiles while saving space. If you want to know more about space saving storage, don’t forget to read all the articles related to this topic on our blog.