Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Chaos Control Tip for the Day: Bedding

Ever go into your bedding closet, shelf or drawer only to find a jumbled pile of folded but mismatched fitted sheets, flat sheets and pillowcases in various prints and bed sizes?


Here's a foolproof way to keep that under control.  First, match up all your sheet sets, making sure the bed sizes also go together as well.  If you are trying to get the most out of mismatched sheets -- let's say you have a good flat sheet whose fitted mate wore out long ago, and you've paired it with a fitted sheet whose mate also disappeared, and added a couple of lone pillow cases .... put that "set" together the same way. 

1.  Wash and dry each set of sheets by themselves, all together.   


2.  Fold them immediately upon taking them out of the dryer.  They will have fewer wrinkles this way. 


3. Fold all the items except one pillow case.  


4. Stack the folded items neatly, insert them into the unfolded pillow case, and tuck in the loose ends of this pillow case.   Place this "packet" of matching sheets into the closet, shelf or drawer where you normally store them.  You now have a set of matching sheets.


No more rummaging for matching sheets and pillowcases!


Do this every time you do the laundry and you will never have tangled-up sheet mayhem again when it is time to change your beds.


--Maggie

2 comments:

  1. I also just stopped buying bedding and am "using up" what we have. I wash the bedding once a week and immediately put it back on the bed. We have a spare set of sheets for the guest bed/couch, but we never have guests, so realistically we could do away with these sheets as well, but I'll keep them until they're used up too.

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  2. I agree. If you have a washer/dryer in your home or nearby, one set of sheets per bed is sufficient. There's no need for storage space.

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