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Linen Storage: Keeping Linens Fresh

Do you have comforters, blankets, sheets, or other linens that need storage? Whether you’re running out of room in your linen closet and need to clear up some space or you’re gearing up for a big move, self-storage is an option for short- and long-term storage of linens. But you have to make sure you do it right to avoid finding your linens in bad condition when you retrieve them from the storage unit.

Here are several steps you can take to help keep your linens fresh and clean in storage:

  1. Wash AND Dry Before Storing  Sending your linens into storage dirty is already a recipe for disaster. Make sure you wash them so you can put them in storage fresh with no dirt or bacteria. It’s equally important to dry your linens before putting them in the storage unit as any moisture that is retained from washing could lead to mold or mildew in a few weeks.
  2. Make Sure Freshness is Retained Washing and drying your linens sets you off to a good start, but if you’re storing linens for the long-term, other steps may need to be taken to extend the life of your freshness. Adding baking soda can help absorb odors, while drying sheets can prevent moisture from accumulating. Additionally, rather than storing your fabrics strewn about your storage unit, keep them in a box to seal in the freshness over time.
  3. Consider Climate-Controlled Storage Leaving your linens to fare in the weather, whether it be extreme heat, cold, humidity, or dryness, leaves them at the mercy of the elements. Climate-controlled storage such as we offer here at AAA Storage World protects everything in your storage from the outside, including linens.
  4. Place Linens Accessibly in Storage If you anticipate needing any of the linens you’ve stored, make sure to place them where you can reach them in your storage unit. You can also fold linens by rolling them up to save space instead of storing them folded into squares like you might normally do.

Following these steps will set you up for success in both short- and long-term linen storage. Free up as much room as you need in your linen closets without the fear of losing your linens to the elements. Trust AAA Storage World with all your storage needs and we’ll keep everything fresh and clean, including your linens!

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