If you found the last blog helpful, then you will probably be pleased with this one. After these two blogs you will be on your way to a well-organized linen closet. The key to not having an overflowing linen closet is to not have too many things in it-brilliant concept we know!! The pressing question is “How many sheet sets should I have?” Again, there’s no law, just suggestions and recommendations based on purposeful thought and no emotional ties to your linen closet.
Good news-the math is a bit easier with sheet sets versus towels-whew, big relief we know! Here you go, plan and simple:
2 sets of sheets for each “Sleeping Space“
What is a “Sleeping Space”? Any sort of bed family members and guest may sleep on. This includes: sofa beds, blow up mattresses, campers, bunk beds, beach/mountain/lake homes (unless you keep linens there-in which case, follow the same rules).
As expected, there are a few extra thoughts, suggestions and exceptions to the rule:
- If you have a bed-wetter, keep an additional set for those beds
- If you aren’t always quick with the laundry turn-around, pick up an extra set
- Keep your spare beds made and ready to go, even with the sofa beds-sheets will fit folded in the bed
- Consider purchasing similarly colored sheet sets so you can mix and match
- Your old sheets can be donated to the animal shelter or cut into rags
- To make changing linens easy (yes-that is a slight exaggeration, the only real way to make it easy is to have someone else do it), keep your sheet sets together in your linen closet. Fold your flat and fitted sheets, then put them inside the pillowcase, extra pillowcases for the bed can also be placed inside. This way when it is time to change the linens they are ready to go.