It can be a challenge finding the right bedding storage ideas for you, but when you do, you won't regret it. The truth is, your bedding plays an important role in your overall comfort and happiness. This is especially true since it's where you lay your head after a long day at work or with your family, and the very first thing you wake up to when you start your day.
Bamboo sheets, in particular, require proper storage to maintain their soft, wrinkle-resistant, and breathable texture. In fact, no matter what bedding set you prefer to snuggle into, knowing how to store bedding will allow it to last longer at its maximum quality.
The most favorable bedding storage conditions
First and foremost, it's important to go through all your bedding sheets, comforters, and blankets and declutter! This will allow you to have much more space for your favorite pieces. Also, it's scientifically proven to make you feel healthier and happier after selling, donating, or throwing out personal items that no longer serve a purpose in your home.
With that being said, here are some actions you can take to create the most favorable storage conditions for your bedding:
- Lining your closet shelves with your favorite colorful or patterned paper. This will ensure that the wood or material in your closet does not cause your bedding and linens to fade or discolor.
- Putting your bedding away after a thorough cleaning.
- Neatly placing and organizing your bedding by type and size. If you have a linen closet, this means adding baskets, bins, and fabric boxes to separate fabrics, styles, colors, and more.
- Keeping your bedding sets together (like keeping your Bamboo sheets stored with your Bamboo Pillowcase Set) and labeled allows you to easily access your bedding when needed and reduce misplacing or losing parts of your set.
The best storage for bedding (hint: it's not in bags!)
One of the most common questions people ask regarding how to store bedding long term is, "Should you store bedding in bags?" The answer is no. The truth is that storing comforters and blankets in plastic bags does more harm to your set than good. This is because mold and mildew can still get inside and spread throughout your sheets. Believe it or not, this is still true for even those "as-seen-on-TV" vacuum-seal type bags.
To make matters worse, a simple wash doesn't always free your bedding set from the grasp of mold and mildew. The stains and smells of the fungi in your comforters and sheets are challenging to get rid of once they set in, so it's better to avoid bags altogether.
Instead, you may want to consider storing your bedding long term in the following ways:
- Closets are the most ideal space for storing your bedding if you have them readily available. This is because they can be neatly stored in a space that isn't airtight and susceptible to mildew or mold. Not to mention you they provide you with the easiest access when you need them.
- Fabric boxes are another great bedding storage idea because they don't restrict airflow and breathing room your bedding needs to maintain its high quality, allowing you to store your bedding wherever you have space without sacrificing its safety.
- Cloth bins and straw or wire baskets are a great way to organize the different types and sizes of bedding you put in your linen closet. It can be tempting to squish as much as you can into your closet as is, but an organization with bins and baskets allows you to fit more with breathing room to spare.
Storing sheets without a linen closet
For obvious reasons, storing your sheets in a linen closet is the most ideal way to store your bedding and linens. However, it's also not always an option. In these cases, there are still ways to get around using a linen closet that won't hurt the quality of your bedding and sacrifice your comfort.
One way you can benefit from good storage is to use big straw storage bins. The great thing about these stylish options is that you can have one or two in your room, out in the open, and still look trendy. All you have to do is roll your sheets up and neatly place them inside. How big and what style you go with depends on your personality and preferences.
Another good bedding storage idea you can use is may even be the most obvious — your small dresser or side table. As long as you line it with the proper paper (like you would your linen closet), you won't have to worry about discoloration, fading, or mold/mildew. Even better, it's still hidden from guests!
Of course, not everyone finds it necessary to hide their bedding sets, especially if they are high quality and stylish, like a Bamboo Duvet Cover Set. In these cases, you may also want to use open shelving to display them in your room as an aesthetic appeal alongside some of your other favorite pieces of art and plants.
Finally, display cabinets are another great option. Much like dresser drawers, you'll want to use a paper lining if your shelves aren't made of glass. This could be a great addition to your bedroom if you keep it neat, organized, and combined with other creative storage additions such as totes, jars, bins, and baskets.
Keep your bedding safe with the right bedding storage ideas
The best thing you can do for your overall health and sleep is to protect your comfort by protecting your bedding. There's nothing more important than self-care like sleep. After all, how can you take care of the people around you - whether that's your family, friends, co-workers, business partners, etc. - if you don't take care of YOU first.
Start with your bedding set by following our Hotel Sheets Direct Bedding Library for more bedding storage ideas and tips and checking out our vast selection of luxurious Bamboo products.