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Fresh Linen Closet Tips

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Have you ever opened up your linen closet and become overwhelmed by a musty smell? It can permeate through a closet as bedsheets, towels, washcloths, and extra blankets can absorb smells. Luckily, there are ways to get musty smells out of your linen closet. Use the following tips to keep your closets in tip-top shape! small tidy stack of sheets in linen closet

Dry Everything Thoroughly

When you are washing linens with a musty smell, make sure to completely dry them. If you plan to place it outside to dry on a warm spring or summer day, throw it in the dryer for a few minutes to make sure that all wet spots have dried out. This step will ensure that leftover moisture in one towel or bed sheet won’t soak into other linens. Heat can also kill bacteria and germs that cause allergies and mildew. 

Skip Overloading Shelves

It can become a habit. You place so many towels onto one shelf that you are literally pushing and squeezing the last one on top. However, when linens are cramped tightly onto a shelf, air circulation is prohibited. Instead, place fewer linens on each shelf or readjust shelves so there is more usable space. If the shelves cannot be adjusted to fit your needs, a custom closet is a good solution that has plenty of room for linens and other household supplies. Contact a reputable home manufacturer such as Closet & Storage Concepts Philadelphia to learn about options. 

Rotate Linens Periodically

When taking out a towel or washcloth, we usually grab the first one off the top. However, this means that items at the bottom may not get used or laundered as often. Instead, try placing freshly laundered items at the bottom of a stack to rotate through linens evenly. 

Relocate the Linen Closet

The musty smell may be coming from other places. If a hall closet has a burst pipe or is experiencing a slow water leak, this could be causing an unwanted odor. Spring is a great time to check your home for water damage and to complete other home improvement projects. It’s also worth thinking about relocating your linen closet, such as in a laundry or mudroom, to make storing linens easier. Enclosed cabinets are great for keeping dust and grime off of linens. 

Call The Pros For a Fresh-Smelling and Organized Linen Closet

Keep your linen closet smelling fresh year-round. Ensure that your linens are completely dry, and have a custom linen closet created to keep items clean and stored properly. Contact Closet & Storage Concepts to find smart storage solutions for your home. Serving the greater Philadelphia and New Jersey areas for over 30 years. 

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