The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting colder, which means it’s time to get snug and stock up on blankets and comforters. Warm and soft as they might be they aren’t very compact, which means they can take up a lot of space if you don’t know how to organize them properly. That’s why we’re going to look at a few different methods and tips to help you store your blankets and comforters.
Organize Your Linen Storage Closet
If you already have space in your linen storage closet, then it’s all about making sure your blankets and comforters are organized so they take as little space as possible. Fold them as neatly and tightly as possible, minimizing exposure to air and the risk of mold, mildew, and musty odors. You can keep them more compact and protect them from dust by keeping them in storage bags.
Add Some Under-Shelf Baskets
If your closet is already lined with items, you can hang your blankets and comforters from the top instead. Under-shelf baskets are attached to the shelf, with trays you can easily fit folded blankets and comforters into. Once again, you should keep the bedding in storage bags, otherwise they will be exposed to a lot of airflow.
Use Storage Baskets
If you have plenty of floor space that isn’t being used, whether in the bedroom or at the bottom of your closet or armoire, then storage baskets can be perfect for you. There are different sizes available, so you can either store all your spares in one or separate and label them depending on size (king, queen, double, etc.). Storage baskets can be a nice decorative touch on your bedroom or they can allow you to ensure that your blankets and comforters are kept contained and separate from the rest of the contents in your linen closet.
Slide Some Under-The-Bed Storage In
Lots of people have space that’s just waiting to be used under the bed. However, you’re not simply going to shove your blankets under there. Flat under-the-bed storage is sleek, minimalist, and perfectly suited for hosting a blanket or a couple of duvets. They come in a range of widths and, if you need more than one, they can in beside one-another easily, taking up minimal space while providing maximum storage.
Much Ado About Down
If you have a padded down comforter, you don’t want to fold it too much, as this can crush the feathers or other padding inside it. Instead, roll it up softly and place it in a large cotton storage bag. Don’t place anything on top of the bag as this will crush the comforter inside.
How Not To Do It
Don’t keep your bedding in the shed, the attic, or out in the open. This makes them much more vulnerable to dust and moisture, which will make them especially musty and uncomfortable.
Here is a great little YouTube video demonstrating one way to fold blankets to conserve space:
There you have it, four ways to store your blankets and comforters that won’t result in an unsightly jumble. Choosing the right one is all about finding the space you already have available and either organizing it well or adding the storage solution that fits perfectly.