Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Works for Me Wednesday - Storing Comforters

We love down comforters. They are the greatest. We can turn the heat way down in the winter and still stay toasty warm. My favorite comforters come from The Company Store. (I should've posted this tip back in August because that is when they have their annual comforter sale). Sorry.

During the winter, Surferman and I each have our own comforters and then we put one of my quilts on top to seal out the cold air. Separate quilts remove the problem of air gaps created by strong broad shoulders (Surferman's, not mine).

We have gathered quite a collection of comforters in different sizes and weights - twin, twin x long, queen, warm, warmer, warmest. Storage was a problem. They were always a mess and Surferman was always pulling out the wrong comforter.

Here's the tip. Roll the comforter like a sleeping bag and then tie it together with a piece of riboon. On the tail of the ribbon, write the size and weight of the comforter. Voila! Organized.

Have a great week! Get more tips at Shannon's.


  1. I never thought of storing my comforter. My duvet stays on the bed year around. I love it. I also got mine from The Company Store (years ago).

    How you rolled them is cute! :)

    I can't find a new duvet cover that I like. Any suggestions?

  2. We don't cover them. The covers can be $$$. I wash them frequently. We don't use a top sheet. I got tired of waking up with the sheet wrapped around my neck. They hold up beautifully. They have a quilt on top of them most of the time.

  3. Hi Robin,

    Since my comforter is about 15 years old...I had to look at The Company Store website to see which one I got:

    I've always had a devut cover over it. Never thought to uncover it and put a quilt over...I might just try it. :)

  4. What a great idea and so pretty. I'm going to do that with blankets :)

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  5. Hey, I was going to use this tip next week! I did this to all of the sheets, blankets, etc. in my linen closet. It works really well for me because it keeps all the pieces to a sheet set together. It made a lot of extra room in the linen closet too.

  6. GREAT idea! Thanks! I would never have thought of writing the specs of the comforter on the ribbon! Thanks!

  7. Smart idea!
    My hubby and I are very different in size...you are right, there is an air pocket! I should try the two separate blankets.....