How to Store Linens and Gift Bags for an Organized Home

Learn how to store linens and organize gift bags in an efficient, no-fuss manner.
By Dawn Hodges
August/September 2014
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Hanging linens keeps them wrinkle free and in an easy-to-reach location.
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If you’ve ever wondered how to store linens, here’s a tip: Fold your linens over a strong clothes hanger and hang them in a spare closet. This keeps them from getting wrinkled, and you can find them easier than if you were digging through a trunk or drawer. This also works well for blankets, sheets, extra pieces of material, and generally any large piece of fabric that you would usually fold.

I also hang my gift bags on hangers arranged by holiday or season. I keep any leftover decorations or wrapping paper that I may use again in a bag that represents that item’s holiday or theme. When I’m ready to hang up Halloween decorations, for example, I simply pull out the bag with a giant pumpkin on it.

Dawn Hodges
Bellville, Texas

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8/1/2014 12:47:39 PM
That is a wonderful idea. However, what is this mythical "spare closet" that you speak of? I would love to have one in my house!

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