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Summer is a prime time to travel for most. With our son’s year round school schedule, he’s in class almost every day so we find ourselves staying home during the warmer months – letting the guests come to us instead.
This is one of the reasons I love having a guest room. It has multiple purposes though. It is also home to my craft space and, since we lack a linen closet, must store our extra towels and sheets as well. I’ve been using both the dresser and the small walk-in closet to help with this task.
While it sounds good in theory, both of those spots reached the point they were full to the brim and overflowing. One of the dresser drawers was even a bit of a struggle to close.
It was becoming stressful for me and I certainly didn’t want guests coming in and seeing this for themselves. I started by clearing out both the dresser and the closet to get an idea of what I had. I sorted the items fairly quickly making a point to weed out anything unnecessary and start a fresh box for donations.
Next, I headed to Lowe’s Home Improvement for Ziploc® brand storage bags. Specifically, I selected a box of Space Bag® Large Flat bags and a couple of Ziploc® Flexible Totes XL. I found both along with a few other size options in the Home Organization aisle.
Once home, I began by tackling the linens. I used Ziploc® Space Bags® for our flannel sheets since those won’t be needed again until later in the year. Just folded, they eat up a lot of space. By using the bags, I was able to significantly reduce the area needed to store them (compared to uncompressed storage volume) and, since the Ziploc® Space Bags® feature NEW film with shield technology that offers the toughest protection, I know they’ll be clean & ready to go once the weather turns cooler again.
I returned these to the bottom dresser drawer. I easily stacked 2 sets and there is still room above them as well as to the side (this is the drawer that was overflowing before!). The middle dresser drawer is also now empty, leaving plenty of room for our guests to unpack and settle in for their stay.
Then I turned my attention to the guest room closet. It started out as a chaotic, unsightly mess. Since I had emptied it at the start of the process, I carefully culled and selected only necessary items to return. The end result looks like a completely different closet and one I’m proud to have guests open the door to and use during their stay.
I removed extra towels and sheets from the small freestanding bookcase on the right and placed them inside one of the Ziploc® Flexible Totes. The second one I filled with an extra blanket and comforter from my son’s room. Two items he doesn’t need during the summer. This helped free up extra space in his closet too – an added bonus.
With the reorganization complete, we now have ample space for our guests to unpack and relax while visiting. Best of all, I no longer dread searching for our linens or having boxes tumble off the closet shelf.
How do you keep your extra linens organized and stored?