Picking the right sheets for your bedroom and yourself is not a trivial task. One might surely settle down for a good enough fabric and overview, but that does not have to be the case.
The issue with sheets though, is not just making a good upfront investment. There are also maintenance costs such as washing, drying and ironing to be kept in mind.
While surely not the most interesting tasks, sheets are quite important to our everyday lives.
We spend a huge chunk of our time in our beds, and the comfort we deserve after a long day is not to be haggled with.
One might correctly assume that a good mattress and a right comforter are what one needs to be concerned with, but then again, the sheets are what you come in touch with. They also deserve some attention.
Washing and cleaning clothes, bedding in particular, is usually considered quite a chore and as such we tend to neglect its aspects and implications.
This results in wrinkles, creases and suboptimal solutions to our cleaning. Sometimes we don’t know which detergent to use or forget to pick up clothes when they’re done washing.
Other times, the detergent of our choice might not be the most suitable to the job. So how do we wash bedding so it feels like we’re floating on a cloud when we’re tucked in? Let’s start with some basic mistakes that prevent us from that.
With the leaves turning and the fall colors starting to engulf nature, winter is not far off. With the changing of seasons there certainly are a couple of things we need to keep in mind.
All species prepare vigorously for winter, but luckily we don’t have to stock up with food or hibernate. Instead, one of the few aspects we have to adjust for winter is our sleeping commodities.
With the climate gradually changing we are starting to become accustomed with winters being harsher every year. It almost seems as if every new winter is breaking a record of some description.
In this view, picking a suitable comforter to pass a potentially cold winter is an investment with a good return.
But a lot of people put off this task primarily because choosing from the virtually endless types, fillings, TOG rating or any other aspect can be intimidating and discouraging. How do we pick just the right comforter suited to our needs?
In the textile industry, TOG is a measure of thermal resistance which specifies just how much of your natural body heat will be retained and not lost in the surroundings.
If we’re expecting a harsh winter, then the number we want is close to 13.5, a pretty good heat retaining efficiency.