Monday, December 07, 2020

Sunday night is my favorite night of the week.

 Why? Because Sunday I change the sheets on the bed. Come bedtime on Sunday, I put on a nice clean nightshirt and pop into a perfectly made bed onto nice crisp cool clean sheets - Ahh! 

Even tho I 'fluff' the bed every day it never feels as lovely and cozy as the first night with clean sheets.  The ultimate luxury for me would be to have fresh sheets on my bed every night - *sigh*

My preferred sheets are 300 thread count 100% cotton. Lots of folks think that the higher thread count the better the sheet and they would be wrong. Check out these links for more information than you ever wanted to know about sheets and thread counts - HERE and HERE. At best, and most, anything over 800 thread count is a rip-off. Some say anything over 600 thread count is a lie...there is only so much thread you can weave.

I can tell you from experience that 500 thread count sheets are much thicker and heavier than 300tc and warmer but I like to sleep cool and I hate heavy sheets and blankets - I feel like I'm being smothered and held down. Those trendy weighted blankets would give me an anxiety attack. They say the weighted blankets are like being hugged and we all know how much I hate hugging. 

If you click those links you will learn all about sheet fabrics and finishes. My preferred 100% cotton wrinkle like crazy because, you know, they're cotton! But I can smooth out the wrinkles easily when I'm folding them, it's just the hems that roll up and I can never get them smooth. 

If I were a total walnutto I would iron my sheets but since I don't own either an iron or an ironing board that's not happening. I could get a mangle, or the new-fangled  Miele Rotary Iron which is just an update of the old time Ironrite Automatic Ironing Machine (video).  If you take a quick peek at those links you will see that there is nothing new under the sun.

10 comments:

  1. I like my weighted blanket during the day but the couple of times I tried using it at night I kicked it off very quickly.

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    1. Just the idea of a weighted blanket freaks me out. Could be my claustrophobia reacting there.

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    2. We do think so much alike on many things. I change the bedding on Sunday; I dislike the ultra-high thread count sheets (slippy slippy slidey). Crazy, but I set up the ironing board and pressed my shirt just minutes ago. But I do not! iron sheets.
      I do take hugs, though; but I am not going to reach out and grab someone. ;>)

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    3. David - I've been changing the bed sheets on Sundays since I was a little girl - habits. I dislike the high thread count because I find them stiff and heavy - a sateen finish will be a bit more slippy-slidey than percale. The 300tc 100% cotton get softer and softer with each washing...I like soft and cosy sheets. I stopped ironing G's dress shirts years ago - I started to send them to be laundered and ironed (not dry cleaned) when I decided my time was worth more than the cost. Now he only wears pocket tees so no ironing necessary. Back in the day when he wore a uniform I hated ironing those shirts - all the patches to iron around - reminded me of when I was a kid and had to iron my father's work shirts with their company patches. PITA I did have to iron the sheets for my parents bed but never the sheets for mine or my siblings. Oh how I hate hugs - especially when someone just grabs you! Did you see Pearls Before Swine today? It will be on tomorrow's blog!

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    4. Scary world, indeed, and getting scarier by the day. I like the cartoon. But you are still not going to like hugs, are you?

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    5. No, I'm not...

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  2. I bought these 400tc northern nights sheets and I absolutley love them. They were advertised to not wrinkle. And boy is that correct. They are just heavy enough and they are cool. I bought the highly touted bamboo sheets everyone raves about - hated them too slippery.
    I keep buying these sheets when I have a little extra cash because I don't want to find out one day they no longer make them! And I'm with you with the weighted blanket. Very unappealing to me. I would feel smothered I fear.

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    1. When you find something that works for you, you gotta go for it because true enough all of sudden - Poof!

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  3. I look forward to Sunday nights for the same reason! I love fresh sheets! Lately we've had flannel on because I freeze at night so I like to be cozy. We have it set to be 63 degrees in the house at night. Despite that, J is a chili pepper so he throws the covers off! I don't know the thread count of our other sheets. I only buy soft, cozy sheets so they must be on the lower end of the thread count scale.

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    1. So - changing the sheets on Sunday must be a thing - I do it, Vanilla does it, you do it - we should take a poll. Actually for your regular sheets (flannel sheets don't have a thread count) they are probably mid-range because lower than 300tc I've found the sheets feel really, really thin and not cozy at all!

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