Keeping your bedding clean and organized is essential for a comfortable and inviting bedroom. Properly folding and storing your bedding not only helps to maintain its quality but also saves space in your linen closet. In this blog post, we will guide you through the steps to fold and store your bedding like a pro.
Why is it important to fold your bedding?
Folding your bedding is important for several reasons. Firstly, it prevents wrinkles and creases, ensuring that your sheets and duvet covers look neat and fresh when you use them. Secondly, it saves space in your linen closet or storage area, allowing you to keep your bedding collection organized and easily accessible. Lastly, proper folding helps to extend the lifespan of your bedding, as it reduces the chances of fabric damage or tearing.
Step-by-step guide to folding your bedding
Follow these simple steps to fold your bedding:
1. Fold any pillowcases or shams first & keep separate
Fold them neatly and set them aside. We will neatly tuck these into the matching sheets later.
2. Fold the fitted sheet
Lay the fitted sheet flat on a clean surface, with the elastic edges facing up. Fold the sheet in half vertically, tucking one corner into the other to create a rectangle. Smooth out any wrinkles and fold the sheet in half again. Continue folding until you have a compact rectangle.
Here are some excellent video visuals for how to go about folding a fitted sheet:
3. Fold the flat sheet
Lay the flat sheet flat on a clean surface, with the wrong side facing up. Fold the sheet in half horizontally, then fold it in half again. Smooth out any wrinkles and fold the sheet in thirds or quarters, depending on its size.
4. Fold the duvet cover
Lay the duvet cover flat on a clean surface, inside out. Fold the cover in half lengthwise, with the opening at the top. Fold the cover in half again, bringing the bottom edge up to the top. Smooth out any wrinkles and fold the cover in thirds or quarters.
5. Store your folded bedding
Place your folded bedding in a designated storage area, such as a linen closet or a storage bin. Make sure to label or organize your bedding by size or type for easy access. If your quilt cover set and sheet set came in a fabric bag, we recommend holding onto these as they can make storage effortless & super visual, so you know which set is which.
Additional tips for storing your bedding
- Use breathable storage bags or containers to protect your bedding from dust and pests.
- Avoid storing bedding in damp or humid areas to prevent mould or mildew growth.
- Consider using vacuum-sealed bags for bulky items like comforters or blankets to save space.
- Add some scent sachets or dryer sheets to keep your linen smelling fresh in storage. You can also use some silica packets to prevent any moisture build-up and lessen the risk of mould.
By following these simple steps, you can keep your bedding clean, organized, and ready to use whenever you need it. Happy folding!