Months ago when I packed up Huz’s clothes and took over his drawers, I also took the time to dedicate two drawers just for my extra bedding. Up until that point, I was storing extra linens in under bed storage containers, that were not only small and unable to hold a lot, but the dang things were a pain in the ass to pull out as they would always get stuck on my low to the ground bed frame.
I thought about getting risers for the frame, but as my cousin pointed out, they sell them in packs of 4 and my bed, like hers, would need 5. I didn’t want to buy 2 packs of them because what the heck would I do with the other three. Not to mention they are kind of ugly. With me not having a real bedskirt, they would pose as a total eyesore, plus I am a bit of a clutz and no doubt I’d break a few toes in a matter of months.
So, I had the kids
yank, push and pull the stupid, stuck under the bed plastic containers out and I sorted and purged all of the sheets.
I am not sure how many sets of sheets for each room are too many but I do know I had them. I decided it would be a safe bet to keep four sets per bed.
Is four too many?
Well, if they were all the same type, probably.
Mine aren’t though, I have cotton sets for the spring/summer and flannel sets for the fall/summer. Makes sense right? I actually think 2 per season is a brilliant number, that way if I don’t finish washing the set I took off all in the same day there is no panic. I just take one set off, put the new set on and have a week to get the dirty ones cleaned.
The drawers, of course, wouldn’t fit all 9 sets of clean sheets (mine and the kids) so I still was left with a problem. It was an easy solution really, once I figured it out. I used my highest drawer for my winter sets and the one below for the back ups of our summer sheets. Then we used the underbed storage containers for their winter sheets and slid them under Natalie’s bed, which has a much higher frame. When it gets cold enough I will just rotate the order 🙂
Simple and easy, no more fighting with my bed every week and they are still out if sight which equals less stress for me!
Of course, I lost two drawers that could be used for out of season clothing, but I did gain a ton of drawer/closet space when I removed Huz’s things, so I figured it was the most practical solution. I haven’t quite perfected my out of season clothing storage yet, (everything is actually, shoved, jammed and overflowing 3 drawers now) but when I start to pull out the cooler weather stuff I am confident that I will figure out the perfect solution then.
Do you have problems with storing things in your home or are you lucky enough to have a linen closet? If you are short on space and have to get creative with storage solutions I’d love to hear what you’ve done!