Storing Tablecloths at Home

tablecloths-shutterstock

Everything You Need to Know About Storing Tablecloths at Home

If you love decorating your kitchen or dining room table with crisp, elegant linens, the issue of storing tablecloths has likely surfaced at one point or another. Even if you bought table linens for your wedding or other special event, storing tablecloths is something you will have to consider. Why is finding space to store your linens an issue? If you’re asking this question, you probably haven’t spent a TON of time ironing difficult wrinkles and creases. Your elbows will thank you if you store your tablecloths properly so you don’t have to iron them over and over again. Whatever you do, don’t fold linens and place them in a box or on a shelf:

wrong-way-to-store-tablecloths

One of the best ways to store linens, also one of the most common solutions, is to use hangers. Now, the type of hanger you choose is going to have a great impact on the number of unsightly creases that will present themselves the next time you retrieve your linens. Wire hangers, and any hangers made with a stiff metal material, are going to cause creasing. A wire hanger with clips is a much better option if it’s all you have around.

wire-hangers-tablecloths

However, if you’re going to go with hangers for the sake of convenience, rounded hangers are ideal. Check out the nifty storage idea below:

rounded-hangers-tablecloth-storage

A rounded hanger with a tablecloth folded into thirds is going to really minimize those wrinkles and make it so you can grab your linen from the closet and throw it straight on your table, no ironing required. But there is an option that’s even better than the rounded hanger. Can I have a drum roll, please?

tablecloths-storage-roll

Cardboard tubes! Whether it’s repurposed from gift wrap or bought from a store, cardboard tubes are the ultimate way to store your linens.Take your ironed linens and roll them up with the cardboard tube, making sure to keep the fabric tight to prevent wrinkling. Martha Stewart has an excellent video detailing how to store linens with cardboard tubes here. Thank you for reading, and I hope these tips help!

 *****

Featured image via shutterstock | Storage bins image via FindingHomeOnline | Wire hanging image found via Live, Learn, Love | Tablecloth storage roll image via WikiHow