Sheets! Storing Winter Bedding and Linen
The arrival of spring means packing away the winter sheets and woollies, including our warm blankets and linen. Since we may not use these items for up to six months, we need to make sure they’re protected and ready to use as soon as the weather turns cold again. Here are some ideas on how to store loowinter linen.
Wash before storing
It’s a wonderful feeling to pull fresh, clean linen straight from the cupboard, so if you can, wash all your blankets and linen before putting them into storage. This helps reduce mildew build-up and saves time on cleaning the following winter.
Handle with care
We want to stop our sheets and doonas picking up any dust or musty smells while in storage, so it helps to pack them inside a protective cover. Pillowcases make great linen bags, and if blankets or quilts don’t fit, then garment bags are a perfect alternative. Delicate fabrics like silk, muslin or cotton with high thread counts might need sheets of acid-free tissue paper inserted between the folds for extra protection. Avoid using plastic bags or containers, as this can trap moisture and encourage the build-up of mould.
Linen storage locations
It’s important to store linen in a dry, ventilated area. Bedshed has many beds designed with smart under bed storage drawers and spaces. If you are looking to make the most of your bedroom space, why not take a look at placing your winter linens in any of our beds with convenient underbed storage, like the Vogue (pictured above), Villano, or Aspen?
If you are using other storage locations, like a wardrobe or chest, avoid placing linen in wooden furniture coated in petroleum-based lacquers, like cedar chests, as the fumes can cause the linen to rot or streak. Every so often, take the linen out and refold it. This airs the fabric and also allows you to check on the storage conditions.