Some of the worst items to find storage options for must be bedding. It can be bulky and infrequently used but these bedding storage ideas will help you work through any issues you might have.
Finding the right product is more important than rushing out and buying the first thing you see.
Not only will your spare bedding be stored beautifully but also when you come to use it the bedding will be fresh and ready to use.
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Your Linen Closet
So many homes don’t have linen closets and those that do tend to be small and not suitable for infrequently used bedding and spare linen.
But what can you do, you don’t want to get rid of all your linen, sometimes it’s good to have a spare set.
But storing it is another matter completely.
Don’t Over Stuff Your Linen Closet
If you don’t have the space in your linen closet, don’t take up that precious space with items you seldom use.
Think about other ways to store these seldom used bedding items that allows your linen closet to look good.
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Maximize Your Space
The best plan is to store items in your linen closet that you use all the time.
If you are lucky enough to have a massive space then don’t over crowd the shelves and label up where everything goes.
There is nothing worse than a full linen closet that is chaos and in need of a massive sort out.
You can maximize your space at the back of your cupboard by using baskets, these hold the items securly so you can pull them forward as and when you need.
Bedding Storage Ideas
Getting your spare bedding in some sort of storage that is going to make it easier to grab when you need it knowing that it’s clean and ready to use is key.
These storage bags look amazing, not only do they hold a lot but they have a window so you can easily see what’s stored inside without having to open it up.
They also have handles on both sides of the bag, this makes it easier to grab and carry it to where ever you need it.
One good thing I noticed, they don’t contain a metal frame to hold the shape, these can damage and mark the items that you store in the bags long term.
You can see in the reviews that most people love them.
Pairing Like Items Together
It’s important to store things together to save space and to ensure that you aren’t going to have any wasted space.
Sometimes, you need to look at what you have and find the best product to help you store that item successfully.
If you are limited on space for your bedding finding ways to keep it organized and ready to use will help you.
How about this underbed storage option?
This underbed storage shows shirts being stored separately, however, if you store your bedding folded into sets for each bed this would save time when looking for a spare.
Linen Storage Bags
When you are putting your linen into storage bags you want to make sure they stay fresh and clean, this is why it’s important to make sure items you put away are thoroughly clean and dry.
I would even add one or two silica gel packs in there to make sure they absorbed up any potential damp.
To keep your clothes smelling fresh I would also tuck in a couple of my favourite scented tumble dryer sheet.
Using these smart tips will help you keep your spare bedding smelling amazing, and clean ready to grab and use.
How To Store Comforters And Blankets
This is something I have found difficult until my daughter gave me a great idea.
She uses a pretty laundry basket, each evening folds the spare blankets and comforters that she uses on her chairs and pops them inside.
This laundry basket is perfect for such task and looks pretty too!
There are differnt colours for this laundry hamper and I think it makes a perfect addition for blanket and extra bedding storage.
Keep It Consistant
If you are looking for alternatives to storing extra bedding it’s a great idea to have matching items if you are storing things in the same place.
Not only will this help to look appealing it also has a practical implication. If you use the same size and type of storage it’s going to give the room a more cohesive look and often they stack better together.
I know I say this a lot but it is important to label everything, note down the size of the bedding, this helps if you need to grab a certian size.
There are so many different options you have when it comes to labeling different items, for a simple labeling machine I love my Dymo label machine. For more fancy labels I use my Cricut Explore Air 2.
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Where To Store Your Extra Bedding
This is something I’m asked all the time, and the answer depends on the space available to you.
If you are going to store it in an attic or external building make sure it’s protected from the elements.
If you are going to store in a place that is above your arm reach having a proper ladder is going to ensure that you are going to put them away safely.
However storing a ladder is difficult if you don’t have the space.
That is why I want to get one of these ladders, they take up less space and can easily be stored in a closet meaning you don’t have to go outside to grab your ladder from an out building.
Or worse still standing on furniture that’s not designed for such purposes.
If you are looking for better ways to store your extra bedding think about storing using linen storage bags to help keep it clean and ready to use.
If you are looking for temporary solutions why not try a pretty laundry basket as a way to keep everything together and looking neat.
Remember to label everything, it makes it easier to locate the items you need.
When it comes to storing, make sure you have access to a proper ladder, don’t stand on furniture to reach high storage spaces.