We basically have 4 sizes of tables:
- Round — seats 4 people — 48 inches
- Round plus 1 leaf — seats 6 — 72 inches
- Round plus 2 leaves — seats 8-10 — 96 inches
- Round plus 3 leaves — seats 12 people — 120 inches
We mostly use tablecloths on the round table in the kitchen
and the dining room table set with one leaf.
When the dining room table is set with 2 leaves we use a natural-colored damask cloth which we also use with just one leaf.
The tablecloths have been strewn all over the house during the renovation: some in kitchen drawers, some in the dining room windowseat, some in the laundry room, and the rest in the back bedroom on the bed.
This is really unmanageable so I laid all the cloths out in piles according to size:
- Pink damask 46 x 64
- White damask 48 x 66
- Ecru lace edge 50 x 70
White (in package) 52 x 70
- White damask 59 x 74
- White 60 x 82
Red 60 x 84
- White 60 x 100
Ecru damask 60 x 108
- Ecru cutwork 62 x 80
- Dutch cross-stitch 62 x 80
- Christmas 64 x 96
- White cutwork 64 x 96
- Cream/white flowers 65 x 112
- White damask 66 x 88
- White/white flowers (2) 68 x 84
- White/pink flowers 68 x 100
- White cutwork 68 x 102
Then I eliminated any cloths (marked with a strikethrough) that I didn’t think I’d ever use, e.g. the red one. I really must try to pare the list down even more.
I returned only square kitchen cloths to the drawers in the kitchen.
All others are hanging on hangers in the back bedroom until there is enough room in the laundry room for them to be stored according to size and, in some cases, purpose — for example picnic cloths.
I even managed to label the cloths according to their size and function.
How do you organize table linens? Bed linens? Bath linens?