How To Store Table Linens

How To Store Table Linens
February 2, 2024 77 view(s)
How To Store Table Linens

When we’re talking about events, like we do so often here at EventStable, we can’t forget about linens.

Table linens in particular play a crucial role in enhancing the aesthetic appeal of any occasion, be it weddings, corporate events, or social gatherings. It is no wonder we recommend that event venues and party rental companies carry at least a basic offering of table linens.  

Once you’ve added linens to your event arsenal, you may be unsure of how to properly store them. Well, we’ve got you “covered”. To ensure linens remain in pristine condition for future use, proper storage is essential. Here are

key steps to help you store event linens effectively and maintain their quality over time:

Clean Thoroughly Before Storage

Before storing event linens, it's crucial to ensure they are clean and free from any stains or spills. If you have a small inventory of linens, you ‘ll most likely launder them in-house. Follow the care instructions provided by the manufacturer.

For larger quantities of linens, you’ll most likely want to go through a professional cleaning service. In the end, make sure all linens are completely dry before storing.

Fold Carefully

Proper folding is key to preventing wrinkles and creases in your linens. Fold them neatly to avoid unnecessary stress on the fabric. If possible, use padded hangers for delicate linens to prevent stretching. 

Choose the Right Storage Containers

Invest in breathable storage bags or containers to prevent mildew and musty odors. Consider using cotton or canvas bags, or linen garment bags for more delicate linens. For spandex linens, you may find an alternative way to store them unlike polyester tablecloths.

Store in a Cool, Dark, and Dry Place

Exposure to sunlight, humidity, and extreme temperatures can damage fabrics over time. Store your linens in a cool, dark, and dry environment to protect them from these elements. Avoid basements or attics, as they may have fluctuating temperatures and higher humidity levels.

Rotate Linens Regularly

If you have a collection of linens, rotate them regularly to prevent permanent creases and ensure even exposure to light and air. This practice helps maintain the freshness and quality of the linens over an extended period.

Label

Keep a detailed inventory of your linens, including fabric type, color, and size. Label storage containers accordingly, making it easy to locate specific linens when needed. This organization not only saves time but also prevents unnecessary handling of linens during retrieval.

Inspect Periodically

Schedule regular inspections of your stored linens. Just like cleaning out your closet at home, you will want to refresh your inventory every so often to meet the needs of your clients and current trends in the event industry.


Properly storing event linens is essential for preserving their beauty and functionality. By following these steps, you can ensure that your linens remain in excellent condition, ready to elevate the ambiance of your client’s future events. Invest time and effort in the storage process, and your linens will continue to impress for years to come.

Author: Larah Winn

Larah is the creative and marketing specialist here at EventStable. She lives in the old axe factory town of Collinsville, Connecticut with her husband and dog Baya. In her free time you can find her helping her husband restore their 1860's cottage.

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