Unclutter Your Linen/Airing Cupboard

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Are you tired of trying to locate matching bed linen? Do you have a guest staying the night at short notice and you need to find a spare set? Maybe your family members use their own special towels? I love white bed linen. It is simple and easy to match with your bedroom decor and can form the blank canvas for a calm sleeping environment.  However, finding multiple sets of white unmatched bed covers for my family in a jumble of a cupboard, wasted my valuable time. I decided to name code my linen cupboard and streamline my sets. For quick access, label your shelves firstly into sizes ie single/double/kingsize and fitted sheets/pillowcases. For towels; flannel/ hand/bathsheet. Now simply further segregate into the names of your family members.  I then added in a section for Guest Linen and Spares for Sleepovers. Remove all tatty/unmatched items and donate to charity. I have found over the years from moving so frequently, that I can simply re-vamp my bedroom quickly with a colour change of cushions for my bed, particularly if the covers are white. I therefore do not have the need to colour code my cupboard.

Two sets of towels are the essential switch over when washing.  I use two very similar shades to make the set switch simple with my bathroom colour palette. All cupboards/drawers are now ready to be labelled.  Using white advent labels I cut to size and secure with cellotape.  When you decide to delegate bed changing to your teenagers, this makes the whole process easy to implement. No excuses “I can’t find my quilt cover, where are the matching pillowcases!

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