I'm in the process of putting away the winter blankets and I have a wonderful storage idea. The large zippered bags that come with comforters, mattress covers and other items can be used to store blankets, or anything else. After you wash and dry them and put them in the zippered bag, then put the bag under the bed. One of the best storage places in the house. The bed covers usually come to the floor and no one knows it's there but you. Unused space put to good use.