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Do you ever wash linens, carefully put them away in a linen closet, then pull them out a couple of days later only to find that they smell terrible now? It is one of the most aggravating things to find after taking the time to wash them. It makes you wonder, why wash them at all? Here are 3 foolproof ways to keep linens fresh in between uses.
Washing the linens
As soon as your linens are finished being used, you typically want to wash them right away since they can be bulky and in the way. The best way to thoroughly wash your linens is to make sure you aren’t overloading your washing machine. When you shove a huge comforter in your washing machine, it’s going to bunch up and not get washed properly. Sometimes it’s best to take it to the dry cleaners in cases like these.
For items that do fit well, such as sheets and towels, make sure you wash like colors and use good laundry detergent. The right detergent is a great step to keeping your linens fresh. To up the ante and keep your linens fresh for 100+ days out of storage, I suggest using my secret weapon! Keep reading to find out what it is!
How to Store
When it comes to storing your linens, there are a couple of different things you can do to combat that musky odor when storing.
- Purge – Raise your hand if you’re guilty of holding on to way too many linens? 🙋Well, now is time to clear them out. Non-Essential linens, duplicates, etc. need to find a new home to allow more air flow.
- Line the Shelves – Often the musky scent in your linen closet is simply in the wood. To help combat that stench, line your shelves with contact paper. There are tons of cute prints out there to choose from and create a cute look.
- Don’t Mix – Have you ever had one of your kids pull out a blanket only to use it for the day? As tempting as it is to toss it back in the linen closet, don’t. Throw it in the wash and put it up once it’s fresh and clean. Mixing “dirty” linens with clean linens will only add to the odor.
Keep Fresh with a Boost of Help
Now for my secret weapon! My favorite way to keep linens fresh is by using Snuggle® Scent Shakes™. Though they come in a variety of scents, my favorite scents are Original and Blue Sparkle! Using Snuggle® Scent Shakes™ can extend the “just-washed freshness” of your linens for up to 100 days out of storage.
You can grab them at most retailers like Walmart, Kroger, Dollar General, Family Dollar, or Target. I, of course, grabbed mine at Target! The products were right there in the fabric softener aisle and super easy to find.
I add Snuggle® Scent Shakes™ to my washer before starting a new load of laundry. These little scent boosters help give your linens a boost of snuggly freshness that can be irresistible…at least for me! The fresh scent of Snuggle® Scent Shakes™ in my towels puts a smile on my face when I wrap up in a fresh towel. Sometimes, that little smell and touch are all we need to brighten our day.