Keep your Linen Closet Fresh!
Company is Coming!
It is that busy time of year again. Company is coming for Thanksgiving and then a few short weeks later, company will probably come again for Christmas. I don’t know about you, but I love to have freshly washed sheets on the bed for when company spends the night. I usually end up washing the sheets a total of 4 times because of this. Once before the guest arrive (even though they are clean and freshly pulled out from the linen closet), again after the guest leaves, and then again before they come for Christmas and then one last time when they leave again. This is a total waste of time and resources.
Guess what! There is a better solution!
Let your Linens breathe
Overcrowding your linen closest can prevent the air circulation needed to keep your clothes from building up that stale musty smell. Giving your linens a little “room to breathe” will help them stay fresher longer.
Dry as a Bone
Before your put anything away, make sure that you have washed and dried all linens. You need to make sure that there is not a bit of moisture left on the laundry when you put it away, this will encourage bacteria growth and that all too common musty smell. Try putting your linens in the drier for an extra 5-10 minutes.
Try keeping an unwrapped bar of soap in the closet. Make sure that the soap has dried out for a few days before adding it amongst your clothes. You may want to put it in a sachet or a baggy with holes in it if you are worried that it might leave residue on your linens. This will help keep that fresh cleaned scent in your closet.
One of my favorite ways to keep my linens smelling nice it to keep a sachet of lavender in my closet. I love the calming scent every time I open up the closet and that smell transfers to the sheets as well. Hopefully this will help promote a restful sleep for your guests as well.
Whatever method you choose to use will work, it is all a matter of preference. Either way, any one of these options is better then washing the sheets 4 times!