How to Store Bed Linens

To keep your bed linens fresh and wrinkle-free, try these suggestions.

  1. Wash and dry your washable linens before storing them.

  2. Remove linens from dryer while still warm so they don't wrinkle. If they're already cool, put them back in the dryer and dry for a couple of minutes with a moist cloth.

  3. Fold linens.

  4. Store linens in a cool, dark and dry spot.

  5. Use cotton, linen or muslin if storing your linens in a garment bag. Don't use anything synthetic.

  6. Place tags on your linens or on the shelves in your linen closet describing the type and size of item you're storing.

  7. Place a lavender sachet with your linens to keep them smelling fresh.

  8. Rotate your linens every six months.


  • Don't store your linens in anything plastic, cardboard or cedar. Each emits fumes and acids that can stain or yellow your linens.
  • Avoid storing linens in the bathroom, as the moisture will lead to mildewing.

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