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If you have a big family, and many different sizes of beds, as we do, then this practical linen-sorting tip can help.
Here's How I Solved the Problem of Mixing Up the Various Sizes of Linens for each Room in the Home:
In our washroom we have a closet we're currently using as a Linen Closet. It doesn't matter where your linen closet is located, so long as it's large enough to use sorting bins.
We have five bedrooms and four sons. Each bedroom has a different sized bed; double, queen, single, king ... so my linen closet was ALWAYS a disaster! Plus I also found myself unfolding and re-folding sheets after grabbing the wrong sized sheets for a bed!
One Day, I HAD Enough and decided to find a way to organize the closet so that finding the right sheets for the right bed wouldn't be such a hassle!
NOW Each room has it's own storage bucket with the respective sized Bedding in it. You could also put their bedding in their bin in their bedroom closet, but that doesn't work for us.
You can see by the photo that each child has it's own storage container with their linens in it, with the second shelf reserved for towels.
The extra containers have pillow cases in them, divided up by size - One container has 'double/queen sized pillow cases' and one of container has 'king sized pillow cases'.
Our master bedroom actually has two containers - one container holds the 'flannel sheets' and the other holds the summer 'cotton sheets'. Also, on the very bottom of the closet I keep a laundry basket for the boys to put their dirty clothes in.
I've lightly written the boys names on each of their respective containers so that I can quickly find the sheets for the bedroom I need.
It's working out very well. Although, sometimes I do put the wrong sheets in a bucket and have to correct it.
It is a bit of a pain to take the buckets out that are on the very top, but they're the ones I use less frequently. Plus I prefer it this way over the mess that it once was.
This was easy to do; just measure the width and depth of the shelves, decide how many containers you need and then be sure you pick containers that will fit nicely on the shelves.
PS: Keep the containers OPEN to easily reach in and grab bedding without having to open and close them each time
by Barbara Tremblay Cipak
Owner - Funkthishouse.com
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