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How to Store Linens So They Stay Fresh

Few pleasures are as enjoyable as crawling into a freshly made bed or cuddling up with a blanket straight out of the dryer. Of course, crisp, inviting linens don't occur by accident. How you store your blankets, towels, and spare linens will ultimately determine how they look and feel. Check out these simple tips from Murphy Door to keep your linens fresh all year long.

Time Is of the Essence

Everyone is guilty of letting laundry sit in the dryer from time to time. But when it comes to getting the most out of your bed linens, it's well worth the effort to pull your sheets and blankets out the moment your buzzer goes off. Why? Folding linens while they're still warm is the best way to prevent wrinkles from setting in. It will also give them the crisp feeling we all know and love. Aside from folding them immediately, letting them air out on a clothesline or draped over the banister on your patio for a few hours is the best way to get your freshly cleaned linens off to the right start. 

Choose the Best Location

While a linen closet is certainly an obvious and convenient spot to keep your spare linens safe and organized, not all homes are fortunate enough to have an entire closet designated for extra blankets and towels. The good news is that you don't have to have a linen closet to maintain fresh linens year-round. Here are some factors to keep in mind when choosing the best location for your bedding:

  • Make sure it's dry: Exposing your linens to moisture can cause them to become mildewy. Pick a spot that's away from water, such as sinks, windows, and your washing machine.
  • Don't overcrowd them: Fresh linens need to breathe. To avoid having towels and sheets that smell musty, make sure they're not overcrowded on their shelf or bin.
  • Prolong their freshness: Placing dryer sheets or scented sachets between linens can help them smell good months after their last wash.

Be Strategic

How you store your linens is just as important as when and where you store them. The way in which you stack and position your linens can ensure they're easy to find when you need them. Also, this storage can help them stay in good condition for years to come.

First and foremost, it's best to consider what your blankets are made of. This may not make much of a difference for ordinary cotton sheets. But it can make a tremendous impact on pieces made from more delicate materials, such as down feathers. With this in mind, be sure to stack the heaviest blankets on the bottom of the box or shelf where you are storing them. Then put lighter items on top of them. It's also a good idea to stack each piece with the creases facing out. This also makes it easy to distinguish one sheet from another.

Keep Your Linens Fresh With Murphy Door

Even the most spacious homes could benefit from additional storage space to keep their spare linens fresh, neat, and organized all year long. If you'd love to store your sheets, blankets, and towels in a way that leaves them in tip-top condition months later, Murphy Door is here to help. Our extensive selection of customizable hidden door solutions can help you effortlessly elevate the style and functionality of virtually any room in your home. Visit us online today to check out our Hamper Door, Dresser Door, and more. We can't wait to show you how simple designing a more stylish, functional home can be. 

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