AIRING CUPBOARD how do you organise

I have just pulled everything out of my airing cupboard and I have an enormous heap on the lounge floor. I don`t have a tank in there and I have two slatted shelves and a half-depth slatted shelf. I don`t know where to start. It is an excellent storage facility but has turned into a glory hole. Arghhh!! How do you organise yours?
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  • manicdays
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    I shall be following this with intrest as my airing cupboard has to stay shut cos when the door is opened you get attacked by duvets covers & towels!!!

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  • [img]http://smileys.!!!!!!/cat/36/36_1_38.gif[/img] No airing cupbourd in my house !! Just piles and piles of ironing everywhere...argghh
    I have had brain surgery - sorry if I am a little confused sometimes ;)
  • Spendless
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    I find rolling towels means they take up less space.


    HTH
  • I'm afraid I can't be much help here, my laundry attacks me every time I open the door :rotfl:

    I shall be watching this thread with interest!!
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  • I'm afraid I can't be much help here, my laundry attacks me every time I open the door :rotfl:

    I shall be watching this thread with interest!!

    wait until you are a stressedoutmumof2 !!!!! It amazes me just how much washing and dreaded ironing they create!
    I have had brain surgery - sorry if I am a little confused sometimes ;)
  • [Deleted User]
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    No answers yet!! I suspect that most of us have the same type of mess in the airing cupboard

    Rolling towels seems a good idea. Never thought of that. I might even make some large elastic bands to keep them rolled
  • Spendless
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    Not used elastic bands on mine. They just remain rolled.

    Another tip I've read but not put into practise:o is to put all the matching stuff inside the quilt cover, eg the pillowcases,valance etc, so when you are changing the bedding you know its all together inside one duvet cover.
  • Ronankfan
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    Matching stuff inside the quilt cover - what a brilliant idea i am going to do that one
  • Bogof_Babe
    Bogof_Babe Posts: 10,803 Forumite
    I keep the spare towels in a wardrobe in the spare bedroom, except for the set that we use every alternate week. The top racks that I have to stand on a chair to reach are stuffed with spare pillows and bathmats that we don't use any more as they are the wrong colour. I also keep spare bedding in an ottoman on the landing, as I like my airing cupboard to be fairly uncluttered.

    We bought extra wooden slats so I now have about 12 available for hanging clothes over to dry. I use the bottom level front slat for drying stuff on hangers. The hot water tank is in there so things dry quite quickly.

    It is my favourite room in the house :o - I couldn't manage without it.
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  • [Deleted User]
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    I have put two things back. So pathetic and I`m being so slow

    I tried using those vaccuum bags in the past from qvc but they have all expanded and made the situation worse with things on top sliding off. I think I`ll do the 3 piles thing, like with clothes. One to definitely keep, one maybe and 1 to go out. We have a community shop near here so I can recycle some items.

    OMG this is decluttering with a vengance. This was always out of sight, out of mind
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