It’s getting colder outside, and for me, that means hauling out all of my many blankets! I must have some crazy obsessive fetish with blankets because I have a ridiculous amount of them that I have collected over the years. I saw one at Costco last week that was just calling my name, begging me to buy it, because it literally felt like a cloud! So naturally, I did! Below, I have 6 different ways you can make great use of your space organizing your blanket hoard. Links for all of my products used are at the end of the post.
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Over the Door
So I found this contraption on Amazon. It is originally meant for towels on the back of a bathroom door, but it works fantastic for blankets as well! It comes in a variety of colors to choose from so you can match it to your house. You do have to assemble it yourself, but it was pretty straightforward.
In a Large Basket
Don’t let this picture fool you. The blankets in this basket are NEVER folded. This is what I call the “Lazy Method” to ‘folding’ blankets and, is also my kids’ personal favorite. I put this basket on the far end of the couch and these are the blankets that we use most often when watching TV. I love it because we can quickly curl up to a good Netflix show with a soft cozy blanket. And when I ask my kids to clean up the Family Room when they are finished, all they have to do is straighten the pillows and throw the blankets in the huge basket.
There are some blankets that are maybe more delicate or just for looks rather than daily Netflix use. I tend to put these types of blankets on my blanket ladder. It’s a perfect way to put blankets on display! The thing that I love most about this ladder is that it is more of a decoration and not just for utility. Isn’t it cute? This is even a great way to showcase quilts if that’s your thing. I got my amazing blanket ladder from Deb with Beaver Wood Crafts on Etsy. She has excellent customer service and I am really happy with my purchase. For my blanket ladder, I chose the 5 ft ladder in weathered gray. She has different finishes as well as different sizes. Go check out her store!
I forgot to get pictures of my ottoman, but I have a leather ottoman at the end of my bed that I have had for years. It has always been the perfect place to put our blanket that goes on our bed when its summer. It’s getting cold outside so I am just about ready to get out my big thick king-size blanket that keeps us warm all winter long! I love my ottoman because it is a super convenient place to put body pillows, weighted blankets, knee pillows, or whatever you use at night to help you sleep.
Under the Bed
Like I said, I have a ton of blankets. And it seems that people love to give blankets, too! So we really have quite the collection of quilts from amazing family members as well as blankets. We have some talented people in our family that have quite the sewing talent and they have sewed us some beautiful quilts over the years. As our needs have changed as a family or as my kids have outgrown them, I needed to find a place to store them because I wanted to keep them. So I found this awesome blanket storage bag that stores easily under your bed! They are very durable and my very favorite thing about them are the windows so you can see exactly what is inside!
Closet Storage Bins
I bought these Drona storage bins at Ikea about a year ago to wrangle the mess in my boys’ closet. We ended up using them for their stuffed animals and blankets that we use on a daily basis. I like that my boys could make their beds and toss their blankets into the bins without having to fold them (again, don’t let the picture fool you) and nobody knows the difference. Including me. It’s a win-win!
This blanket bag is HUGE! I was super surprised by its size when I opened up the box. I can easily fit a full-size down comforter PLUS 2-4 additional blankets inside depending on the size of the blankets. Again, I love the window portion of the bag so I can see exactly what is inside without pulling everything out of the bag. It is great quality with sturdy handles for carrying. This is something that I would use to store blankets in a closet. Its a great solution for keeping things organized in the closet and for keeping things clean and dry.
I hope that I have found a few useful tips and products for you to use around your house this fall and winter to keep your blankets nice and organized! Check out my links below if you are interested in any of the products I used in this post.