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how to best fold linen for efficient storage

We are all short on space and looking for ways to maximise the storage we have on hand. Learning how to fold your linen efficiently is a great skill and will change the way you use your linen closet. We’ve put together our favourite storage tips and folding techniques to help you create a beautiful yet efficient linen closet.

how to best fold linen for efficient storage

Storage Tips

Sort by Size and Type

Sorting your linen by size and type, such as sheets, towels, tables, etc will make it easier for you locate what you need when you need it. This is a great opportunity to declutter any linen that isn’t used or get a head start on a laundry clean-out.

How you Fold is Crucial

When folding your linen, try to make the folds as neat and even as possible. This will help keep your linen looking good and prevent it from becoming too wrinkled. Keep reading for our favourite folding techniques…

Stack Similar Items

Stacking similar items together such as all your sheets and all your pillow cases will make it easier to see what you have and keep everything organised! This will also help to create a dedicated place in the closet for each category of linen.

Use a Storage Container

To help keep things tidy, consider storing your linen in containers. Our Modular Containers come in a range of sizes, from 5L all the way up to 39L. Making use of containers will help to protect your linen from dust and moisture and make it more convenient to move if necessary.

how to best fold linen for efficient storage

Folding Techniques

Now let’s get into the fun stuff…

Basic Fold

This is the most simple and common folding technique. Start by folding the towel or piece of linen in half lengthwise, then fold it in half again. Finally, fold it in thirds or quarters, depending on the size of the item.

KonMari Fold

This technique is inspired by the KonMari method of organising, popularised by Marie Kondo. Start by folding the towel or linen in half lengthwise, and then fold it in thirds. Finally, fold it in half again, creating a compact, rectangular shape that stands upright.

Rolled Fold

This technique is ideal for storing towels and linen in small spaces or drawers. Start by folding the towel or linen in half lengthwise, and then roll it up tightly. This will create a compact, cylindrical shape that can be easily stored.

Fan Fold

This technique is ideal for large items like tablecloths and bed sheets. Start by folding the item in half lengthwise, and then fold it in half again. You will then need to fold it in thirds or quarters and finally fold it accordion-style, creating a fan shape.

how to best fold linen for efficient storage

We hope we’ve inspired you to organise your linen closet this weekend! For more storage tipstricks and ideas, visit our blog or follow us on InstagramFacebook and Pinterest.

References;

  1. Gina Ciancio, “How to fold towels like a pro”, Style Curator,https://stylecurator.com.au/simple-towel-styling-tricks/
  1. “How to do KonMari Folding”, Real Homes, https://www.realhomes.com/advice/marie-kondo-folding-how-to-do-konmari-folding

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