We only have one small linen closet in our house, so it serves many different purposes. Until recently, not only did I store our extra sheets and blankets in that closet, but it also housed cleaning supplies, paper products, office supplies, and more. With all of that stuff crammed into one tiny closet, it was basically impossible to keep it organized!
But during one of my recent closet re-organization efforts, I realized a couple of important things. The first was that we had way more spare sheets and pillowcases than we really needed, and the second was that I could be using that valuable shelf space for other purposes. And with the help of one brilliant storage hack, I was able to solve both problems at once! How did I do it? That’s exactly what I’ll be sharing with you today! :-)
In today’s post, I’ll tell you all about the brilliant bedding storage hack that solved my closet organization problems. The first thing I did (which I probably should have done a long time ago) was get rid of all the extra bedding we had, apart from one extra set of sheets and pillowcases per bed. But that was only the beginning—the thing that really made a difference was where I ended up storing those sheets!
The Best Way To Store Your Bed Sheets
I ended up storing each extra set of bedding under the mattress it belonged to. Not only did this free up a lot of valuable space in my linen closet, but it also ended up being a really convenient system too! (More on that at the end of this post.) Here’s how you can put this brilliant storage hack to work in your own home!
Step 1 – Fold
Start by folding your sheets as neatly as possible. This will help prevent them from getting too wrinkled while they are tucked away. (Need some pointers on how to fold a fitted sheet? Check out the instructions at the link below!)
Related: How To Fold (Almost) Everything
Step 2 – Stack
Stack your folded sheets and pillowcases together. You can store them just like that, or you can make a handy bedding “package.” Just slide the two folded sheets and one pillowcase into the remaining pillowcase to keep them bundled together.
Step 3 – Store
Finally, tuck your extra set of bedding between your mattress and box spring. (I recommend keeping it near the foot of your bed where you’re less likely to notice it.) And that’s all there is to it!
Why It Works
Not only does this storage hack free up space in your linen closet, but it also keeps your bedding fresh and dust-free! When it’s time to wash your bedsheets, all you have to do is remove the sheets, pull the clean set out from under your mattress, and remake your bed. It doesn’t get much quicker or easier than that!
Where do you store your extra bedding?