Bedsheets Express
21
May
2019

How to Start a Bedding Wholesale & Manufacturers Business

Starting a bedding wholesale and manufacturers business is an excellent entrepreneurial opportunity as long as you separate yourself from the competition.  

Thinking about opening a bedding wholesale and manufacturers business? Here’s you what you need to know to get started. 

How to Create a Bedding Wholesale & Manufacturers Company Business Plan

Business plans are the entryway to successful small business ownership. Despite the diversity that exists in business plan writing, there are several essential elements that good business plans simply must include.

Business plan software eliminates the guesswork, insulating your bedding wholesale and manufacturers business from the possibility of critical omissions. Many business plan software packages integrate with other applications to streamline the process even further. 

Look Over Competitors

Before you open a bedding wholesale and manufacturers business in your area, it’s essential to see how many competitors you have.

How tough is the competition in the market you are considering? If the competition is too tough, you may need to think about starting the business in a different area or even start a completely different business instead. 

Studying the Market 

After you’ve evaluated your local competitors, be sure to learn from folks who are already in the business. It’s very unlikely that the local competition will talk to you. What’s in it for them? 

Fortunately, somebody who runs a bedding wholesale and manufacturers business in a location that is not competitive to you can be a great learning resource for you, given that you don’t compete with them in their area. Indeed, many experienced entrepreneurs enjoy offering advice to startup entrepreneurs. Our estimate is that you may have to contact many business owners to find one who is willing to share his wisdom with you.

Why Buy a Bedding Wholesale & Manufacturers Business? 

More than a few experts advise prospective bedding wholesale and manufacturers business startup entrepreneurs to pursue an acquisition strategy. But what’s so great about a bedding wholesale and manufacturers business acquisition?

The availability of acquisition capital should be a major factor in your decision. Commercial lenders are usually more inclined to fund acquisitions than startups. 

Consider Franchising 

You should know that your odds of becoming a successful entrepreneur increases if you go the franchising route instead of doing it all on your own. 

Before starting a bedding wholesale and manufacturers business, you should assess whether there are good franchise opportunities available that might increase your chances of success. 

If you are interested in franchising, you can check out our franchising page in the link below and maximise the opportunities we have to offer you.

Bedsheets Express Franchising

 

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07
May
2019

How to Wash a Pillow to Keep It Smelling Fresh

While you’re probably in the habit of regularly washing your sheets and pillowcases, you might not give as much attention to what lies beneath – your pillows and mattress. But both need a good cleaning at least twice a year.

Most people do not realize that their pillows can harbour lots of gross and icky things that build up over time such as; dirt, oil, saliva, sweat, bacteria, mould, and even fungi. These things can break down the fill in your pillows, causing them to lose support over time. 

Many sleepers spend hours of time and thousands of dollars finding a great mattress yet often treat their pillows like an afterthought.

This is how to keep your pillow fresh, clean, and ready for a good night’s sleep. 

Step 1: Air It Out 

Give your pillows a daily fluffing to restore their shape and remove dust. Then every month or so hang them outdoors on a clothesline for a few hours, ideally on a bright, breezy day, either warm or chilly. If that’s not an option, as with some foam and latex pillows, run them through the dryer on the no-heat cycle. 

Step 2: Wash It Gently 

Unless your pillow is marked “dry clean only” you should wash most pillows about twice a year following care label instructions. Laundering a pillow isn’t difficult, although it can take a bit of time to get it dry. 
 
If your washing machine is large enough, wash two pillows at a time. That will help balance the load, allowing the water and detergent to circulate more effectively. The agitator on conventional top-loaders can be tough on pillows, so it’s best to agitate on the gentle cycle only for a few minutes or the shortest possible setting. if you can’t control the specific time.

 

Follow these directions for specific types of pillow fills: 

 

Down or feather. Wash with a small amount of mild powder detergent or a product designed to launder down, on warm and delicate. A liquid detergent that is not completely rinsed out will leave a sticky residue, and this causes clumping. So massage the pillow in the detergent solution if you can, to ensure that the down is thoroughly wet. When drying, unless you like the smell of singed feathers, use the no-heat air-dry setting (it will take a while) and dryer balls or tennis balls to break up clumps. 

Memory foam or latex. Unfortunately, neither can be washed nor should they really be steamed, which is generally a good alternative for items that can’t be laundered. The best bet is to spot-treat any stains, preferably as they happen, and to use a pillow cover to extend its life. 

Polyester. Wash with warm water on the gentle cycle, preferably a few at a time to balance the load. Be sparing with the detergent. Use about 1 tablespoon of liquid soap. 

Buckwheat hulls. Empty the buckwheat filling onto a large cookie sheet or wide, shallow bowl. Set the buckwheat out in the sun, which will eliminate odours, and wash the shell casing using cold water and a mild detergent. 

Step 3: Dry It Thoroughly 

It’s crucial to get the pillow completely dry—otherwise, you risk mildew. Skip the auto-dry setting on your clothes dryer because the sensors will detect only surface moisture, leaving you with a pillow that’s still damp on the inside. Instead, dry the pillow for a good hour on moderate heat. Adding a couple of dry towels will speed things up. Toss in two fresh tennis balls, as well, and they’ll keep the filling from clumping as they bounce around the drum. 

If the weather is mild, you can also hang most pillows on the clothesline until they’re dried all the way through. Whichever drying technique you use, you still need to to check for moisture inside the pillow. If none remains, it’s time to make the bed. 

We recommend using pillow covers to protect pillows from substances such as sweat, body oils, and face cream. Launder both the pillow cover and the pillowcase regularly, say, once a week, along with your sheets. “You’ll be amazed at how much longer you’ll enjoy the comfort and support of your pillow.

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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
sales@bedsheetsexpress.com.

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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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19
Mar
2019

5 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR MORNINGS EASIER

We wake up every morning with a promise of a fresh start. Click To Tweet The only downside is that you’re always waking up in a foul mood which makes it harder to look forward to the day.

This could be as a result of feeling stressed about the things you need to do, or feeling anxious about something or you’re just too tired even to get out of bed and just want to sleep in.

If you’re a member of the I-HATE-MORNINGS club, then here are 5 tips to help you wake up in a much better mood.

GET ENOUGH SLEEP

Ensure that you’re getting enough sleep first of all. Try adjusting your sleep schedule to ensure you’re getting enough quality hours of sleep. This might include having a consistent sleep schedule or even limiting your intake of caffeine and the use of technology before bed.

PREPARE THE NIGHT BEFORE

Less complex mornings make it easier to get out of bed and face the day. The best way to ease into the day is do as much as possible before bedtime. Working a few minutes into your bedtime, you get to lay out your clothes for the day, prepare lunch for yourself and your kids, and pack your bag. This takes only a few minutes but would be precious in the mornings.

TAKE A SHOWER

Take a warm shower in the morning to improve your mood and then also take a cold shower to wake you up.

QUICK WORKOUT

15 jumping jacks or even 10 crunches is great for anxiety and depression in general. And you know just that little bit of exercise can help change your body’s physiology and make you happier.

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FILL YOUR ROOM WITH SCENTS THAT MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD

Certain smells can bring you joy and happiness, and only the sense of smell is connected directly to the emotional centre of the brain.

This means if you love scented candles, light them up every time you take a bath and every morning when you wake up. This is a quick and easy way to shift your mood because the smells make you feel good.

You’ve got this! Now you’re on your way to being a morning person.

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05
Mar
2019

HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU WASH YOUR BEDDING?

 
The number of times recommended to wash sheets, pillowcases and other bedding is primarily dependent on the use and amount of contact with our body.
 
Sheets and Pillowcases
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It is quite important to know how often to wash your sheets as we do not sleep alone in our beds. We settle in at night with microscopic dust mites. Washing your sheets regularly reduces the appeal of dust mites to want to live in your sheets which if they do makes the sheets unpleasant for humans.

A good idea is to wash your sheets once a week or every two weeks if you or any member of your family is feeling unwell, be sure to wash your sheets daily or change the pillowcases daily.

 

Pillows
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If you make use of pillow protectors and under your pillowcases, you’d probably need to just wash your pillows three times a year. Your pillow protectors, however, should be unzipped and washed once a month.
If however, you don’t use pillow protectors, then you should wash your pillows monthly or once every other month.

 

Duvet Covers
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Unless something spills on your duvet, you’d only need to wash it once or twice a year.  The duvet cover can be washed weekly.
If there is no separate cover for the duvet, then you have to wash the entire duvet every week and whenever there is a spill or stain.
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26
Feb
2019

Types of Morning People

 
From snoozers to coffee addicts to the grumpies, with the beginning of every new day, new opportunities are discovered and how one responds to this early morning call is thought of.
 
We have different types of morning persons and this list is based on how different people respond to the early morning call. Here is a list of the types of morning people we have:
 
Early Birds
We’ve all encountered the early bird and are familiar with this type of people. The early bird is up as soon as the alarm goes off, although sometimes they get up even before the alarm goes off. By the time every other person is just rolling out of the bed at 9 am, the early birds already have completed their morning routine which might include going to the gym, having breakfast, doing some yoga and finally attending to work emails.
 
 
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The Coffee Addicts

Don’t try talking to this type before they’ve had their morning charge, you’ll be putting yourself at risk. These type of people do not function properly until they’ve had their morning dose of coffee after which they are ready to take on the world.

 
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The Snoozers
The snoozers are drawn to snoozing as soon as the alarm goes off. They are so much in love with their sleep and hate to roll out of bed but when they do, efficiency is key. They have mastered the art of 2 minutes shower and downing their coffee in record time (legendary!)
 
The Grumpy Folks
These ones aren’t morning persons at all and you do not approach them. The alarm is their mortal enemy and they’d love nothing more than to snuggle deep into their duvets and sleep.
The Living Dead
Lol, also called the walking dead, this type of people are early birds on the outside but on the inside, they aren’t fully awake. Every information passed within the early hours of the morning goes into one ear and out the other.
There are certain things you can do to become a better morning person and here are four (4) tips:
1. Go to bed earlier.
2. Eat breakfast; do not skip breakfast.
3. Exercise.
4. Organize yourself; organize your day, pick your clothes for the next day, prepare your lunch etc. all of these would help your morning routine be less stressful.
 
What type of morning person are you?
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06
Feb
2019

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

 
There are numerous reasons everyone is excited about Valentine’s Day and top of the list is receiving gifts! Everyone loves gifts. Nothing is better than the excitement one feels while opening a gift box. What’s not so fun is trying to decipher which thoughtful gifts your friends and family will really love.
 
If until recently you have always been in a fix when it comes to buying gifts for those close to your heart, trust that this year will be different. It is time to think outside the box. Scratch that! No need to worry your pretty head. It is time for me to help you think outside the box.
 
Here are some gifting ideas:
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Red Rose Diffuser
Gifting a red rose to the love of your life is a classic show of affection. Imagine that the rose is infused with natural essential oils and smells really good at the same time. That is a sum of the Red Rose diffuser we stock at Bedsheets Express.
 
 
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Monogrammed Towels

You’re definitely bursting out of your seams with words and things to say to your partner and this brings us to monogrammed towels. 

At Bedsheets Express, when we send out gifts, we send out a whole experience. The towel, the monogram, the perfectly tied ribbon, the gift box, all come together to form a love story. 

What’s better is that any gender would be delighted to receive this gift.

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Monogrammed Bathrobes
Our Waffle Bathrobes are stunners. They are more impactful when monogrammed. They ooze class all day and every day. They are also perfect Valentine’s Day gifts for those highbrow clients, friends or mentors.
 
 
 
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Monogrammed Throw Pillows
Our monogrammed Indulgent Throw Pillows might be the winners of this list. They are a fun way to send a Valentine’s Day message. Combine high-quality fabric, awesome designs and patterns with a lovely monogrammed message and bam! You get the ideal Valentine’s Day Gift.
 
Call 0814 222 3219 to place an order in time for Valentine’s Day.
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