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21
Aug
2019

7 Bathroom Pet-Peeves to Avoid At All Costs

Sharing a bathroom can be frustrating because it is the most personal and one of the most used rooms in the house. We would like to share with you some bathroom pet-peeves that you should definitely avoid if you share your bathroom with anyone, if you’re visiting anyone or if you plan on having people over at your place.

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Not replacing the toilet roll: We’ve all been there when we rush in to use the toilet and there isn’t any toilet roll available, which inevitably leads to a call or walk of shame to retrieve toilet paper. Don’t be that person, the silent rule states that he who finishes the toilet paper gets to replace it immediately.

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Clothing and Towels being left on the floor: Because the bathroom is the busiest room in the house, keeping things on the floor heavily inconveniences the next person. Even worse is if the clothes on the floor are dirty (which most likely it is) it ends up stinking up the entire space. Let’s also keep in mind that bathrooms are some of the smallest spaces in the house so cleanliness is paramount.

Not Flushing the toilet: No one appreciates stepping into the bathroom and finding it unclean, let alone seeing someone’s gift left unflushed. It’s uncouth and if left for too long ends up stinking up the entire house.

Leaving personal items scattered over the countertop: Makeup, shaving accessories, deodorants, hair bands and hairbrushes can become very messy when not put in an orderly manner. And products like makeup and such end up leaving marks on the counter that dirty up the place.

Wet Towels in the bathroom: Wet towels left in the bathroom end up forming molds. It’s important your towels are left out to air dry or are thrown in the drying machine.

Bathroom Hoggers: Don’t stay in the bathroom for too long by being on the phone or taking all the time in the world when others are waiting to use it. It’s especially important if you have roommates and you share the same bathroom, stay clear of hogging the bathroom during peak periods like mornings or right after work.

Littering your hair: No one, I repeat, no one likes seeing hair littered all over the place. Pick up after yourself and ensure your hair isn’t lying around.

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The bathroom is a very important room in the house and because it’s such a personal space, it is expected that it is left clean at all times. Don’t be the person that makes other people uncomfortable or even unable to use the bathroom. Avoiding these pet-peeves helps keep sanity in the area.

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12
Aug
2019

Tips On How To Plan Your Time Efficiently

At Bedsheets Express we are advocates of living more efficient lives, this is why we pride ourselves in becoming well-groomed sleep experts, providing you with the comfort necessary to live a fully productive life.

Effective time management elevates your productivity in work and elsewhere and ensures that you get tasks done on time. Time management is effectively vital for progress. We have found that these below tips work well for the Bedsheets Express team and we hope they work well for you too.

Do the most important task first: The most important tasks seem the most daunting. These difficult tasks are very easy to procrastinate and put off until there just isn’t enough time to get them done. This in return induces anxiety in your life and makes you less efficient. You must forgo procrastination by doing the big tasks first.

Get an early start:  Creating a to-do-list or reviewing the tasks that need to be done a day prior gives you a head start for the day so as to ensure you hit the ground running. It also relieves some stress off you when your new day starts. Sometimes, I like to get one task done a previous day early so I feel accomplished at the start of the day and I feel like I have one less thing off my plate.

Don’t allow unimportant details to drag on: Leave perfectionism at the door. There is a saying that the fear of failure and ridicule hides in perfectionism. It is better to get a draft done than to not have it done at all and magically expect a perfect finished product.

Delegate a time limit in which to complete a task: Set a time frame to a task and see that you stick to it. Parkinson’s Law states, “Work expands to fill the time available for its competition.” So that is to say that whatever deadline you set for yourself is usually the time it takes to get a task done. So rather than wait for your boss or life to set a timer for you, just get it done yourself.

Get a good night’s sleep: This one might seem so simple but it is an effective tool to getting your work done well. You want to be as well-rested as possible before you tackle the day ahead. Good bedding is an essential part of getting a good night’s sleep.  Bedsheets Express provides 100% organic Egyptian cotton sheets to enable you have an amazing comfort while you sleep.

We hope that these tips have been valuable to you and that you become more productive because of it. Let us know in the comment section tips that help you manage your time better and become more efficient.

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07
Jun
2019

DANGERS OF SHARING BEDDING AND TOWELS

Some STIs can be spread by sharing cloth material such as clothing and bedding, but many cannot. Herpes, syphilis, and HIV are not usually spread via clothing, sheets, or towels.  

Bacterial vaginosis (Bacterial vaginosisis a type of vaginal inflammation caused by the overgrowth of bacteria naturally found in the vagina, which upsets the natural balance ) is not caused by shared bedding or clothing, but using wet towels or bathing suits, in general, may lead to the bacterial imbalances that cause bacterial vaginosisTrichomoniasis (Trichomoniasisis a common sexually transmitted infection caused by a parasite can be spread via damp clothing or towels.

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Although rare, pubic lice can be contracted via shared bedding and clothing.  Prolonged exposure to contaminated clothing can lead to the spread of HPV.  

Materials infected by the discharges caused by chlamydia can transmit the infection to other people. This is especially common when chlamydia infects the eyes.

Diseases like pediculosis (pediculosis is best made by finding a live nymph or adult louse on the scalp or in the hair of a personwhich is considered to be most contagious sexually transmitted disease among all easily spreads through sharing of towels. 

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Pediculosis is caused by crab louse. These parasites deposit their eggs at the base of hair follicles and the person using the same towel are at higher risk of getting the disease. The infection causes itching and social embarrassment. 

Another disease which can be transmitted through use of towels is scabies. It is caused by itch mite and causes severe itchy skin on the elbow, wrist and buttocks. Itching is severe at night time.

You are advised to wash your towels often with warm water. Do not share your towels with anyone.

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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

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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

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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
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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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