whre do you keep your bedding and towels? clean duvet covers?

(50 Posts)

we have masses, perhaps too much

mrsfuzzy Sat 27-Oct-12 11:11:49

for a start have a clear out,take to charity shops, animal rescue centre always need towels and linen.

mrsfuzzy Sat 27-Oct-12 11:15:42

sorry, meant to continue, store what you need but don't use in zip storage bags, can go under beds etc, just keep what you need for every day use in the airing cupboard, any thing that is tatty i use for rags and when they are finished if they are 'clean' i.e no chemicals etc on them provided they are 100% i put them in the compost bin, hope this helps.

we do keep them under our bed in toy boxes, just wondered if anyone had any brighter ideas, bar a huge chest of drawers.

Mum2Fergus Sat 27-Oct-12 11:52:19

Have shelving in bathroom that stores all towels...Ive 2 sets of bedding for both beds, one set in use, the 2nd set folded and stored in pillowcase to keep each set together then put un a drawer, takes up hardly any space at all.

SavoyCabbage Sat 27-Oct-12 11:54:12

How much is too much? I only have two as well Fergus.

JackThePumpkinKing Sat 27-Oct-12 11:59:34

The airing cupboard.

Cut it all down to 2 sets per bed (+1 extra spare single), and fold each one up into sets and put in its pillow case.

must cut down in that case. time to clear out unused ones

noisytoys Sat 27-Oct-12 13:28:10

Towels in the airing cupboard, bedding on the bed. We have one set of bedding per bed, it gets washed, tumble dried and put back on the bed in one day

FrightRunScream Sat 27-Oct-12 13:32:12

Bedding in big blanket box in sitting room, that also works as a coffee table. Towels on shelves in bathroom

Labootin Sat 27-Oct-12 13:36:37

I have a storage room tis a thing of beauty, with a dedicated linen cupboard (it's very hot here so bedsheets are changed 3 x a week)

Sets are all plain (White for my room) Cream for guest rooms and colours for children's rooms sheet and duvet covers (which we use as main covers are folded inside one of the pillow cases.

only use duvets for a couple of months a year (and then they're summer weight ) so they are stored there as well

Labootin Sat 27-Oct-12 13:39:13

Towels have a separate cupboard plus bathrooms have those hotel style (can't think of the word) wall racks but I don't use them as storage as it gets incredibly dusty (joys of city desert living)

In the linen room.

Fluffanstuff Sat 27-Oct-12 13:45:17

I have a shelf in my airing cupboard and they get stacked in there bedding oneside towels the other.

Fluffanstuff Sat 27-Oct-12 13:45:26

I have a shelf in my airing cupboard and they get stacked in there bedding oneside towels the other.

ivykaty44 Sat 27-Oct-12 13:46:42

I have a hugh chest of draws grin pillow cases in the top, then sheets on one draw and covers in the bottom - the other draw if for lovely knickers wink

Airing cupboard

FreddieMercurysFrightfulBolero Sat 27-Oct-12 13:57:10

In the hot press - I keep some stuff in those vacuum bags, eg. summer bedding and sleeping bags at the moment, they take up a lot less space.

Susieloo Sat 27-Oct-12 14:00:27

I had a big clear out a few weeks ago and streamlined everything and then put full sets into vacuum storage bags, they then go in the ensuite shower which is never used!!

EdsRedeemingQualities Sat 27-Oct-12 14:01:49

I found a massive blanket chest works best. I'm not very good at folding things though.

Also sort out what you won't use for a while and store it in a high cupboard or somewhere less accessible - right under the bed for example.

I recently had to move our chest to the living room, to make way for the cot, and it is now filled with baby toys etc so I am stuffing bedding down the end of the bed.

Towels are meant to go in airing cbd but realistically it is tiny and stuffed, so the ones we use most get hung up on hooks in the bathroom to dry, then get used straight from there. Or left on the floor in a pile.

DontmindifIdo Sat 27-Oct-12 14:09:03

noisytoys - no spare bedding at all? How do you cope with poorly DCs throwing up at 2am?!?

ours currently is in a box inside our windowseat in the bay window, however in the next few months thats going to have to go as we've nowhere else we could put a desk once DC2 arrives and DH's office becomes the baby's room, not sure what I'm going to do with it all (no airing cupboard here).

noisytoys Sat 27-Oct-12 14:10:50

It's never been an issue. The only time DD1 got ill she was in hospital. They aren't really sicky children

Inneedofbrandy Sat 27-Oct-12 14:12:40

I have a laundry cupboard with 3 shelfs. Towels one shelf, bed sheets, cover, pillow cases on the 2nd and top shelf has old curtains, voiles and a spare duvet and summer duvet. The bottem of the laundry cupboard is boxes if books and Xmas decs.

Fluffanstuff Sat 27-Oct-12 14:14:15

No way could I only have one set per bed , even I spill my cup of tea on my duvet sometimes !

And deffinatley dont have enough hours in the day to wash dry and iron it them put it back on the bed.

Also when guests come I like them to have crisp clean sheets not ones that have been washed so many times the colours gone.

DontmindifIdo Sat 27-Oct-12 14:18:01

Noisytoys - you know you've just jinks it now and this weekend someone's going to throw up at an ungodly hour?? wink

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