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Linens and Things…

Posted: March 24th, 2009 | Author: Katie | Filed under: Simple Solutions |

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So if you remember my post about my obsession for tags, you might have seen this picture of my bedding sheets:

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I believe Martha was the one who started all this trouble.

A couple months back I learned, from Martha Stewart, how to fold sheets, especially the fitted ones.  Once they were placed so nicely in my linen closet, I would go to grab one of them and all the others would get messed up! After all that work! So then my brilliant idea kicked in (thank goodness) and I used my trusty black ribbon and my tags to wrap them like a present and put them all in their own little spot. Now I LOVE getting new sheets out and not having to guess what they are (and better yet - my husband knows now where they are too) and I don’t mess up anything!

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Another option: I have a good friend that loved the idea but didn’t like the tying and untying so she found some stretchy elastic bands and then attached the tags on to it. Good thinking Andrea!

Now, I’m sorry, I know this is a “Works for Me” post, but I have to admit something about linens that is not working for me and it is this:

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and this:

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Is this happening to any of your beds?! Now I have a king size bed and this is a king size sheet - so what the heck?!!! I was recently informed by my sister-in-law, that since I have a pillow top on my bed that I need deep fitting sheets. Oh bother!!

I’m just glad that she found these amazing ones at Kohls from Vera Wang’s collection:

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This is not a good picture but the chocolate is beautiful and I love the ruffles. And don’t worry - she has already brought them over to try on my bed and they fit beautifully - all tucked under just the way they are suppose to! (Now I just have to wait for them to be shipped!)

My linen closet and my new sheets, now, work for me, and if you hurry you can get some more great ideas from Kristen at We are THAT Family and her Works for Me Wednesday Party!

♥ Katie


3 Comments on “Linens and Things…”

  1. 1 Liz said at 1:28 am on March 25th, 2009:

    I love this idea. Another option instead of the tie or elastic is to fold the sheets up and pop them (with any extra pillowcases) inside of one of the pillowcase. Not exactly as neat, but less likely to come apart (and I think easier that doing the ties).
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. 2 Molly said at 12:58 pm on March 28th, 2009:

    Wait…you mean you aren’t just supposed to have a fit and wad up your fitted sheets? Oh. Haha. I knew that. ;)

    I love that ribbon idea! My problem is my cat will somehow finagle the linen closet door open and climb around in there. What. In. The. World.

  3. 3 Clean and Classic Interiors » Blog Archive » My Mail Route said at 8:44 am on January 18th, 2010:

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