Today I’m starting a new Saturday series called “Practically Speaking”. Each week I’ll be sharing practical and smart ways to make loving the homes we have easier! How to keep our homes neater, cleaner, more organized, prettier, healthier, tastier, happier, and more!!! This series is born out of my need for taking a more practical, common sense approach to homemaking. Today, we begin this series with HOW TO STORE PILLOWS. Let’s organize and find an easy to use place to store all of our pillows! Ready? So am I…
You probably would not guess that there are dozens of pillows stored in this room!
More specifically, they are in here…
Let’s take a peek…
I keep all my pillows covers in two drawers in the Curlacue chest in my living room. Buying pillow covers and inserts is much easier, better, and more practical than buying a pillow that cannot be removed from their covers. When buying pillows make sure they have a zipper, buttons, flaps or ties that make it easy to separate the pillow cover from it’s insert!
I store pillow covers in two drawers in my Curlacue chest by size. From left to right 18″, 20″, 22″ 24″ 28″ and rectangle and odd sized covers.
These are some of my 18 inch pillow covers. I try to fold all the covers so they are roughly the same size.
I do the same for the rest of my pillow covers too!
When the two drawers are filled and I will not add any more pillow covers to my collection. Then I will know it’s time to give some away that I have not used in a long time! I’ve set a “limit” of two pillow cover drawers. I have not reached maximum capacity yet but I have a plan for when I do.
I must admit I love the idea of being neat and organized, but I don’t come by it naturally. Being a little disorganize around the edges is the down side of being creative! I need to be ruthless about being organized… and often it’s quite a battle!
Here are the “odd” shaped pillow on the right side of the drawer! They are the hardest to tame and fold neatly!
I know some of you might be asking, “What do you do with your pillow inserts”? “Where do you keep them”? Great question! I use most of my pillow inserts. They fill the pillow covers I’m using in my home. However, there are some extra inserts that I keep on hand. They are put by size into space bag type storage bags, the air is sucked out of them, the bags are labeled and they are stored in an upstairs linen closet.
When I need an 18 ” pillow insert I know just where they are.
Some of you have asked what kind of inserts I like best. Feather for indoors foam for outdoor. Polyfill… almost never.
I do have a couple pillows that don’t have covers that can be removed. I also keep them in my linen closet. My mantra over the last several years has been… IF THEY DON’T HAVE COVERS AND INSERTS THEY DON’T COME HOME! I’ve passed up some cute pillows, but I’m not any worse for letting them at the store!
I hope I have inspired you to store your pillows in one place… neatly, organized and easy to find!
And I hope you will join me each Saturday for my new series…. PRACTICALLY SPEAKING!
A SPECIAL NOTE TO STONEGABLE READERS:
You know I love love to hear what you have to say so….
I’m hoping you will use the comment section as a forum for sharing ideas and answering one another. If you have never commented now’s the time. Ask questions, give your best pillow tips and let us know your great pillow idea. You can even comment on a comment! I’ll be here all day, monitoring and chiming in. My hope is to make Practically Speaking a community of helpful and encouraging readers!
A couple rules…. BE NICE! Like my mama said, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all”. And please stay on topic!
You can join the conversation about pillows on my facebook page. Lots of great ideas there too!
That’s it… I want to hear what you have to say!
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