Welcome to Part Four of my Kitchen: Vertical Storage Option Series. If you missed parts 1-3, click here, here, and here to view. This post will focus on vertical storage for tablecloths and table runners. Traditionally, these have been stored in a drawer or on a shelf in a linen closet. Doesn’t it seem that the one you want to use is always located on the bottom of the stack?
In the photos below you can see why storing these vertically is a much better option. First, you can see what you are looking for. Second, when retrieving the one you want to use, you can do so without disturbing the others. And third, by hanging the tablecloths or runners over the bar, you will have less wrinkles.
Though I have not seen placemats stored vertically, it seems like this say type storage option would work well for the cloth placemats and those made of flexible material. I am sure a talented cabinet maker could come up with a design with clips for hanging those that need to hang straight. Blessings. …susan
In the photo above, the tablecloths and runners are hung perpendicular to the pull out. Below, the tablecloths and runners are hung parallel to the pull out. Which do you prefer and why?
Source of these two photos is unknown at this time. If you know the source, please contact me and I will note it.