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Organized Bed Linens




By Kristen Flanagan

There's something incredibly satisfying about opening up the linen closet to see not unholy chaos but color-coded bundles neatly tied in a bow. To keep bed linens organized, fold each set -- pillowcases, top and fitted sheets -- and wrap with a 1 1/2-yard square of fabric inspired by Japanese furoshiki. Then, using like colors, coordinate the sets by room or by sheet size, and shelve them together. This method makes finding the linen set you need a snap.


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Reviews (4)

  • Emmahmed 23 Jun, 2014

    Haha do this fuss and dont do that fuss, why not buy new wardrobes or make some in your homes. The house lady herself remembers and keeps track of the essential items in her house, whether she is working or stay at home mom, at least she knows how many sets of sheets she still owns or has thrown away and what color was Q or D sized. You guys have big houses, even bigger lawns and gardens but no wardrobes or cabinets to store your goods.

  • beautiful_organized 30 Mar, 2013

    Or just fold the sheets up and stick them in the matching pillowcase... why buy a yard of extra fabric? And what to do with that fabric when you're using the sheets?

  • e271828 16 Mar, 2013

    Laughed heartily when I saw this in the magazine, so glad it made it to the website. Hobo style! In the home where this will be found, everyone drinks out of mason jars, eats off pie plates, and launders their clothing by jumping in the stock pond fully dressed. Bar of soap optional. I know they have to fill pages but this is so over the top.

  • Christines1313 4 Mar, 2013

    This is the silliest thing I've ever seen. It looks messy and takes more time than any busy woman has. Just fold the top sheet into a long rectangle, fold the bottom sheet similarly and place on top of the first sheet, fold the pillow cases into squares and place on the right side of the other sheets. Fold the left side over the right side and you have a nice compact square that fits beautifully on a shelf. All components are together and they can be neatly stacked. It works for any size.