Make sure that the linens you want someone to grab next (even if that someone is yourself!) are the linens most easily accessible, usually this means at the top of the pile. Since linens are often stored in folded piles on shelves or underneath cabinets, when items are grabbed from the middle or the bottom of the pile it can often cause toppling and refolding (or clutter) ensues.
If you’d like to cycle through your towels and sheets, instead of just using the same ones over and over, put the clean linens at the bottom of the pile and you will always know you can pick from the top and everything will naturally cycle through.
For towels, all look best folded in thirds so that no (sometimes ragged) ends are showing. The best way to do this is to hold the towel in front of you so that the long side is parallel to your body. With one hand on each of the top corners, bring each hand into the center, on at a time, so that the three sections created by the fold are about equal in size. Then, you can simply fold the towel in half the other way and place it on the shelf or in the cabinet so that the folded end shows. If your towels are too long for this, do what I do, fold them in thirds length wise as well before putting them away.
Keep sheet sets together! This may sounds easier said than done, but the trick is in the pillowcase, literally. The fitted sheet, flat sheet and one pillowcase should all slide into the other pillowcase for easy access to an entire set! Many clients love this idea, but have a hard time fitting everything together because of the fitted sheet. The goal is to make the fitted sheet as flat as possible after folding. This is best done soon after the sheet comes out of the dryer so that preexisting creases aren’t already messing it up. First, fold the sheet in half, either way will do, but I prefer down the long side like a hot dog bun (for a grade school reference!). Then focus on the corners. When the sheet is folded in half, you should have two corners on top of each other, usually causing a large bump. The key is to get one of these corners to slide into the other. This is best done by folding one corner inside out and matching the very tips together. The tips can usually be found by locating the seam in each corner, the end of the seam should be the tip. Once the corners are tucked into each other, continue folding like a regular sheet, keep folding in half until the sheet will slide into the pillowcase.
Then fold the flat sheet and the other pillowcase and slide them in on top. Now you’re ready to put your sheet set in the closet or drawer!