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30
Apr
2019

HOW TO CLEAN YOUR MATTRESS CORRECTLY

The bed mattress can mould or can be stained with different things, such as urine, red wine or blood. Sometimes, the mattress can catch a bad smell that isn’t very pleasant nor hygienic for sleeping. So, learn how to clean your mattress using natural solutions, and how to get rid of the unpleasant smells from it. 

The vacuum cleaner removes the dust from your mattress.

Before washing or removing any fibre stains from your mattress, you have to dust the fine particles, such as food scrap-leftovers when we eat in bed.  Vacuum well the mattress on both sides to get rid of all dust particles that cause allergies. 

Get rid of blood and urine stains from the mattress.

If the mattress was stained with blood or urine, you need an organic detergent to decompose proteins and the uric acid from the fabric without ruining it. 

Don’t use hot water to remove organic stains because the high temperature can cause the stain to get deeper into the fabric. 

Mix 1 part of cold water with 2 parts of baking soda and dab well the stained area.

Once you rinse the place well, let it dry thoroughly, or even use a hair dryer to make sure there is no moisture left in the mattress. 

You can get rid of urine stains and unpleasant odours with a baking soda, vinegar and water solution.

How to get rid of mould stains from your mattress.

If your mattress has mould stains for various reasons, you have to leave it to dry in the sun for a few days. You can use a warm air fan to speed up the drying process. 

Mix vodka with lukewarm water and use a sprayer to spray the entire mouldy surface. Let it dry out well. 

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15
Apr
2019

PURPOSES AND TYPES OF BATHROBES

There are different objectives of using bathrobes as well as several advantages attributed to bathrobes. With such a large assortment of robes currently available on the market, there is a robe for almost every need and desire.

There are three core functions that the bathrobe does: 

     The first and foremost apparent purpose is to cover up the body after taking a bath or shower. Putting on a robe after bathing helps the body to stay warm and can prevent you from becoming cold. Bathrobe materials are designed to aid in drying your body. Fabrics such as cotton are known for their water absorbing properties. Hooded robes are also popular because they provide heat to both head and body. 

     Bathrobes are also used to cover up while at the beach. The beach wrap design of the bathrobe is used to dry and to cover up your body from the sun and wind.
Bathrobes are now commonly worn for pleasure around the house. Many persons slip on a bathrobe after getting up in the morning or right before bed to wind down at night. 

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Bathrobe Choices

When choosing a bathrobe that will be most suitable to you, consider your budget. Beautiful robes are open for both men and women. Many hotels, inns, and guesthouses have good robes as complimentary gifts. 

Knit bathrobes are known for their light-weight and breathable surface. If you are searching for a good robe, the knit bathrobe may be best for you. 

Looking for something that has breathability as well as warmth?  Then choose a silk bathrobe, as it provides coverage and leisure. A bathrobe offers the best of both worlds.

Bathrobe Materials

Luxury bathrobes are designed to be soft, warm, and comfortable, and they are also designed to last.  

Silk robes are at one end of the spectrum, and another popular choice is microfiber blends. The advantage of silk is its unique softness, while the benefit of microfiber is that it is machine washable and gets softer with every wash.  

Thick cotton robes are the classic choice that many spas use today. Cotton is durable and can be very cosy depending on where it comes from and how it was woven. No matter what brand you choose, you can find a luxury bathrobe for your climate; one that will keep you hot even in the cold morning air, or a thin robe that is perfect for summer months and tropical settings. If you still need more information about bathrobes you can contact us on +2348142223219 or send us a mail to
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08
Apr
2019

HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU WASH YOUR BEDDING

The recommended times to wash linens, blankets, and other bedding depends primarily on the use and how close the materials are to your body when you sleep. Sheets, pillows, and duvet covers are in direct contact with your skin every night, so they’re a lot like the clothes you wear during the day and should be washed almost as frequently. Blankets and comforters may have very little contact with your skin, therefore can be washed less often.

Health and hospitality experts recommend washing sheets and pillowcases at least once a week. Sheets get oils and dirt on them from our bodies and can lead to tough stains. Sheets also collect anything that comes off of our bodies, particularly dead skin, bacteria and pathogens. 

Be sure to check for and treat any stainson your sheets no matter how often you wash them. Also, avoid washing sheets in hot water because it can shrink your sheets, which you might not notice until you try to put them back on the bed. Warm water is much more likely to get them clean without shrinkage.

 

Pillows

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If you use pillow protectors on your pillows and under your pillowcases, you probably only need to wash your pillows three times a year. However, the pillow protectors should be unzipped and washed monthly. Oils and dirt from our hair and faces soak into the pillows. Washing pillow protectors monthly with a mild detergent will keep them clean and fresh.

If you don’t use pillow protectors, washing your pillows monthly or at least every other month will be your best bet. Most washing machines can handle washing a pair of pillows at a time. It’s not a good idea to wash a single pillow because it throws your machine out of balance.

 

Blankets

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To decide how often to wash extra blankets, you need to figure out how often they are actually used. If you have blankets at the end of your bed that are seldom unrolled and used, then washing them every few months should work well. However, if a blanket is used daily or nightly, you may want to put it on a weekly or biweekly washing schedule.

Be sure to follow the specific care instructions for your blankets, and wash them as directed. If a blanket is used less often, be careful about colour bleeding when you do wash it.

 

Comforters and Duvet Covers

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Covers for comforters and duvets help protect the interior from most everyday dirt and soiling. Unless the comforter has something spilt on it, you won’t need to wash it more than once or twice a year. The cover, however, will need to be washed weekly.

On the other hand, if there is no separate cover, you’ll need to wash the entire comforter every week and whenever spills or stains occur. If your machine can’t handle the size, you may need to launder your comforter at a laundromat where there are oversize machines for bedding.

 

Mattress Cover

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Using a mattress cover is a lifesaver in extending the life of your mattress. Mattress covers can help prevent mattress damage, reduce allergy symptoms, and keep your mattress clean and comfy. Mattress covers themselves should be removed and washed at least monthly. If any spills or stains occur, remove the cover, treat it, and wash it according to the directions as soon as possible.

 

Bedskirts, Canopies and Curtains

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All these extra bedroom pieces are usually for decoration and not function. Items like bed skirts, canopies, and curtains don’t usually get dirty very often. However, if you are someone who has allergies, you may want to wash these items every two to three months. For everyone else, twice a year or yearly washings usually are all that is needed unless spills or stains occur. Be sure to follow directions to avoid damaging the fabric and to prevent colours from fading.

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02
Apr
2019

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN FLAT AND FITTED SHEETS

What are flat sheets?

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Flat sheets are flat, simple, rectangular pieces of cloth that fold easily and lie completely flat on any surface. They are the normal day to day sheets we use in our homes.

What are fitted sheets?

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Fitted sheets have elasticated corners that are designed to be pulled over a mattress to ensure a snug, making it tight and – they also do not lie flat and are difficult to fold. They are mostly used in hotels or hospitals although some people use them in their homes as well.

Fitted sheets are also known as bottom sheets while flat sheets can be referred to as top sheets.

What are flat sheets and fitted sheets used for?

Traditionally, fitted sheets are the ones used to cover and protect the mattress. These are the ones you lie directly on top of, and the only thing sometimes used beneath them is an additional mattress protector. Sometimes, people opt out of using the mattress protector and just use the fitted sheets instead.

Flat sheets  on the other hand are traditionally placed on top of the fitted sheet, but beneath duvets and blankets. It is there to make the bed appear more inviting, and to protect the mattress protector if used from getting dirty.

How to choose between flat and fitted sheets?

Now you need to know how to pick the right flat and fitted sheets for you. Here are a few tips to consider when choosing your sheets.

  • Size of your bed

The wrong sheet will not work because it needs to grip the bed properly. With fitted sheets, it is very important you choose the correct size to exactly match your bed 

If you have a double bed, for example, you will need a double fitted sheet. You also need to pay attention to the height of your mattress and whether or not you’re using a mattress topper. Thicker mattresses need deep fitted sheets to ensure the sheet fits around the mattress and stays in place.

  • Colour

Colour is important when choosing flat and fitted sheets, as they need to harmonise with the colours of the rest of your bed linen. Classic colours like white and cream are the easiest to match up with almost any colour scheme, making these the most popular.

However, you can create a variety of harmonising colour schemes with your bedding if you want to opt for something a little more exciting.

The good news is that flat and fitted sheets are easy to find in a wide range of colour collection.


Choosing high-quality cotton bed sheets for both your bottom sheet and the top sheet is very important for comfort, as your skin comes into contact with both. 

Cotton blend and 100% Egyptian cotton bed sheets are soft on your skin and much more breathable than 100% synthetic materials, and are still easy to wash and care for. 

 

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