I’m pretty sure this storage system for sheets that I’m going to share with you is a “Kathy Roberts original.”
I mentioned it to Pam Young when we were together and I thought for sure she knew about it. Her reaction made me feel so proud because she really loved the idea.
We start with this premise: We don’t need as many sets sheets as we think we do. Most of us have seen the clothes lines in movies with rows and rows of sheets hanging on them and it made this kind of subconscious expectation that we need lots and lots of linens.
But the truth is, that was back in a time when there was no electricity, and mattresses were stuffed with straw and un-sanitized bird feathers, there were bed bugs and they needed to be washed way more often.
Also, there were no disposable diapers, no plastic protection from bed-wetting and no washing machines to quickly take care of getting the sheets clean and ready for a bed change.
Today, we have washing machines AND electricity!
We only need 2 sets of sheets per bed.
My secret storage space for them is between the mattress and the box spring (I’ve heard that in other countries don’t have box springs, just slats for a mattress to sit on). I have a solution for that, get anything that is flat and thin, put it on top of the slats and put your folded sheets on that.
In this video I demonstrate exactly how I store my sheets underneath my mattress and I show you how unnoticeable it is.
If you have a linen closet you can free it up! I used to use mine for board games, my sewing and craft things, office supplies (extra notebooks, printer paper, stapler, 3 ring hole punch etc.) my file box I used for important papers and other things I like to have easily at hand.
So many of my peeps and family members have tried this and love it!
Let me know if you give it a whirl! Watch the video, and let me know what you think! Leave a comment and I promise to reply.