So you’ve got your hands on a brand spanking new set of sheets and count down the hours till bedtime so you can slip between them and drift off to a blissful sleep. Imagine your disappointment when you lay down to find your sheets are less than perfectly smooth and soft! Actually, this is pretty common. Brand new sheets, and in particular Egyptian Cotton sheets often initially feel scratchy or stiff. Luckily, there’s a couple of simple and easy ways to soften sheets and get them feeling luxurious, and best of all – all involve common household products and no nasty chemicals.
Things have escalated this month.
I thought I did pretty well by enlightening my home, and my mind, of a total of 164 items in the first month of my de-cluttering project. But in the early days of month two, I came across an oven mitt… and that oven mitt changed everything.
Choosing the perfect sheets can be hard! We’ve decided to create truly “good” sheets to make the choice easier. A key factor is the fabric they’re made from. Cotton is the original and still the best choice for quality sheets. But you may have come across terms like Percale or Sateen and you’re probably wondering what they mean and why should you even care? Find out which is the best choice for you.
While the merging of my business and personal life sparked the initial desire to have less clutter in my life, I have to thank my toddler for kick-starting the official process by accidentally breaking a champagne glass. It’s kind of fitting, right? Starting by smashing something that’s traditionally used in a celebration? Sort of like an ending in reverse. I was in another room when the actual incident took place and, perhaps perversely, the sound of breaking glass put a smile on my face. (No need to panic, my son is ok, he was with his father!).
More and more people are realising the benefits that can be gained by improving the quality of your sleep every night. Sleeping well should be a priority given the positive effects it has on your daily life, general health and well being, concentration and even how you perform at work. There are many ways to improve your sleep, including keeping a bedtime routine, regular exercise, avoiding caffeine and other stimulants. However creating a sleep environment conducive to a great night’s sleep is sometimes overlooked, so we have put together 6 tips to make your bedroom the sleep sanctuary it needs to be so you get a proper rest.
How often you should change your sheets is one of those questions that pops up often and probably because there’s no hard and fast rule by which we should all abide. It comes down to your individual lifestyle and personal preference. Fresh sheets on the bed is one of life’s simple pleasures, but it’s amazing how few actually care to strip the sheets on a weekly basis as is often recommended.
What’s the significance of the number 164? We’ll get to that, but first let me fill you in on how we got here. My name is Kamila and I’m an aspiring declutterer. I’m also I’m the owner and chief comfort tester here at The Good Sheet.
Easter is just around the corner, a time of year synonymous with delicious hot cross buns and chocolate eggs. In our busy schedules, the traditional practice of decorating Easter Eggs has fallen by the wayside. Here’s a simple and quick way to create your own beautifully decorated Easter Eggs.
Minimalism seems to be a popular trend at the moment but far beyond trend following, there are real benefits to seeking a simpler, less cluttered existence, not least of which is a sense of peace and far less to clean. Minimalism at its core is about doing more with less, because simplifying your surroundings simplifies your life – and what better place to start than your bedroom.
This week we chat with Olivia from Hobart, Tasmania. A talented photographer at Olivia Brown Photography, and all round creative, she beautifully records the magic happening at weddings and events all over Tasmania. She’s also a mum to her two boys, Hunter (8) and Remi (21 months) and a furbaby – so we just had to see how someone so incredibly busy starts and ends each day, and she was kind enough to answer a few questions.