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15
Nov
2019

Storage Ideas for Small Bathroom Spaces

Living in a big city or an ever booming country like Nigeria takes its toll on your pockets financially. Getting a huge space in a busy city just isn’t feasible so we make the best out of our small spaces – making these spaces livable and suitable for our style.

Small bathroom spaces can be demanding and getting the right storage for space can seem like an impossible feat. More importantly, a lot of our self-care products are kept in the bathroom, making space a bit clustered. Efficient bathroom storage is essential to have a well-functioning, sanitary bathroom.

To help you put your stuff neatly in their proper places, we’ve created a list of storage ideas so you can create a beautifully organized space even in the tightest of corners.

Showerhead Organizers

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Showerhead organizers or ‘caddy’ are great ways to make your bath or shower space useful. Additionally, most products are used in the shower anyway so it helps to have them right in front of you to be used at your convenience. There are also plenty of bathroom storages with suction cups that can be put in the shower.

Rework your Sink Area

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Storages in small spaces are best kept in already occupied areas of the room. Making good use of those occupied spaces frees up your bathroom and prevents clutter. Have your carpenter build up a storage box around the bottom section of the sink. This is convenient for storing hair equipment and other products that aren’t of use in the shower.

Use a Trolley

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Trolleys are convenient storage spaces because they can be wheeled in and out of the bathroom when they aren’t needed. In that way, after usage, they can be taken out and put in another room that has more space.

Go for Slimmer Storage

If your bathroom doesn’t have enough floor space, you can find storage spaces that are more vertical than horizontal, in that way they ride up towards the ceiling and take up wall space than taking up floor space.

 

We hope that these tips are of good help to you. There is no need to clutter-up your tiny space when you can have innovative new ways to maintain your space. Let us know in the comment section how you maximize your small bathroom space.

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09
Nov
2019

Try These 5 Self-Care Tips the Week

Repeat after me: I deserve self-care. It is good for you and you should incorporate little acts of self-care into your everyday routine.

Self-care is even more important when you live in a country like Nigeria that’s buzzing with so much activity. It’s easy to go for days without taking time out to care for yourself. We’ve come up with 10 easy ways that you can factor in self-care into your daily rituals.

It’s important to note that you should be proactive with including these self-care rituals into your everyday activities. Follow our listed guide below and incorporate it into your busy days.

  1. Cut out one thing from your weekly calendar

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Take out one activity from your weekly schedule and don’t feel guilty about it. This helps free up your space and creates some time for you to get some rest or have some good old’ me-time. Take mundane activities or tasks out that help free up your time. It’s also ok to take a rain-cheque on that event you just don’t want to attend.

  1. Take a day off social media

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Social media has been proven to increase anxiety. Social media stirs up your mental activity to focus on unimportant things like people’s lives and honestly, news that you really don’t need. Have a designated day allocated as your Social Media Detox Day. This tip in-particular has a world of benefits. Thank us later when you incorporate this into your weekly schedule.

  1. Write 10 things you love about yourself

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It’s a good mental exercise to keep a journal. Even better is to write things you love about yourself down on paper. Don’t just think it, pen it down. It reaffirms all your good qualities and serves to remind you of how good you are. This exercise also comes in handy when you are feeling low – pen down why you are awesome!

  1. Invest in aromatherapy

If you didn’t know already, aromatherapy is a cost-effective mode of therapy. Done through the use of fragrances, it could help relieve anxiety and stress. Having an aromatherapy candle or diffuser in your room is guaranteed to help you relax, after a long stressful day.

  1. Be Still for 10mins

Being still for a couple of minutes helps you focused and centred. It could be sitting still for 10mins or any form of meditation you choose, but it is important to incorporate this into your daily habits. If you don’t, you stand the chance of burning out.

 

Incorporate these five steps into your week to get some much needed self-care that will help reenergize you both mentally and physically.

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09
Nov
2019

Why You Should Be Using Aromatherapy Candles and Diffusers

If you’ve heard about aromatherapy, you’ve probably been wondering what exactly it is and why people in the health and wellness community seem to rave about it and all its benefits.

Aromatherapy is a holistic treatment that uses essential oils and plants extracts to improve the wellness of the mind and the body.

It is time for you to jump on the train of aromatherapy and reap its benefits that have been used for centuries before us. We’ve listed 4 reasons why aromatherapy should be incorporated into your wellness and self-care routine.

  1. It is Scientific

Firstly, aromatherapy is actually scientifically proven to aid in wellness. This is because it uses all-natural essential oils and plants extract to improve your health. There is evidence to show the connection between certain extracts and relaxation, reduction of nausea, elevated moods and other psychological benefits.

  1. There is an Aromatherapy for Everything

The diversity of nature and its plants means that there is almost always an essential oil for all wellness issues. The benefits of aromatherapy are endless because of its endless varieties. Take this as an example: peppermint oil can relieve nausea, lavender oil is used to relax you and relieve anxiety, and lemongrass has antiviral properties and is great for cleansing your digestive system. These examples are just some of the benefits from a few essential oils!

  1. There are no side-effects

Aromatherapy has no negative side-effects! So now you have safer wellness options to choose from than succumbing to other harmful medical means. Think of all the side-effects of the pharmaceutical drugs that help relieve headaches or that help put you to sleep. With aromatherapy, you need not worry about all those negative side-effects you are scared of.

  1. Aromatherapy is all Natural

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If you are picky about your wellness and are the kind that likes to ensure that you live an organic and natural life, then aromatherapy is for you. Obviously this is not to say that there aren’t some brands that mix natural with other artificial infusions. Know your brand, and choose natural essential oil blends.

 

The benefits of aromatherapy are endless and should be invested in for wellness purposes. Because of the wide variety of its benefits and the broadness of aromatherapy, Bedsheets Express provides its customers with a range of aromatherapy candles and diffusers to increase their wellness.

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09
Nov
2019

3 Ways To Make Your Bathroom Feel Like A Spa

Spas are refreshing and we often schedule spa dates when we want to pamper ourselves, distress and re-energize. Our perception of a spa is a place that is soothing, where you can come, relax and forget your problems for a period of time.

Since we cannot afford the luxury of visiting spas every day because it just isn’t cost-effective, the best way to solve this essential self-care problem is by creating the spa experience at your home.

By turning your bathroom into your mini spa, you create a relaxing sanctuary that you step into every day. This makes your everyday tasks easier – because you start your day with a relaxing bathroom experience and end your day with that same experience when you get home.

Below we have listed fun and easy ways to make your bathroom feel like a spa:

  1. Leave a candle in your bathroom:

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The act of putting a candle on before you soak yourself in the bath after a long day sets the pace for relaxation. Having a candle burning in your bathroom while you soak yourself in the bathtub helps ease your stress. It is also important that you use candles that contain essential oils. Candles that contain essential oils have aromatherapy benefits that will medically help you reduce stress and manage anxiety and agitation.

  1. Have your Towels exposed and folded neatly:

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Something just as simple as having your towels neatly folded and kept in the bathroom will make a world of difference in elevating your mood. So bring all those towels out of the closet (if that’s where you’ve been hiding them) and display them neatly in your bathroom.

  1. Bring the Outdoors In

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Nature is the ultimate calmer. Having plants in your bathroom provides an escape from your busy everyday life. Moreover, plants help rid the air of chemicals which in return aids your breathing while you relax in the bathroom.

By incorporating these three things in your bathroom, you create a mini spa for yourself without even realizing it. Every day can be a little spa experience when you focus on some much-needed self-care.

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28
Sep
2019

4 Places You’re Forgetting To Dust at Home

We’re all used to cleaning certain places in our homes and neglecting others. Like clockwork, we concentrate on certain nooks and crannies till we get it all cleared out for the day. Our cleaning usually happens every week, perhaps when we have time on our hands over the weekend. But there are certain places that end up cumulating dust and are left unnoticed. We must ensure we pay attention to these areas of the home that are left unattended to and harbour germs.

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Lamp Shades

It’s very easy to forget the inside of your lampshades while doing your weekly cleanings. It seems so insignificant and dust cumulates under there without being undetected – perhaps this is why we avoid it because we often clean the noticeably unclean things first.

Using a lint roller or an old pair of cloth or tights should do the trick in cleaning your lampshades.

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Blinds

This is one place in a room that is quick to accumulate dust and be left unnoticed. It usually is part of the barrier between the indoors and outdoors, and because of this, it gathers dust that could cause allergies in your home.

To remove the dust, use a slightly dampened cloth to run over it carefully, going through all its nooks and crannies.

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Pictures

Picture frames are often a neglected area as well, especially bed-side pictures. Use a dampened cloth to carefully remove dust from your frames. The glass section of the frame should be wiped with your usual glass cleaner or with warm vinegar and water.

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Inside of Drawers

We are continuously seeing a pattern in this list – neglected parts of the home are the hidden and unnoticed areas to visitors. These undusted places in our homes become our “dirty little secrets” – literally. But as explained, these dirty places are harbour grounds for germs that cause health issues.

The inside of the drawer is one of such places that need dusting. Use a damp cloth and clean it up, leave it open for a while after dusting in order to air it out.

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So there you have it, these are places you shouldn’t miss while doing your weekend chores.

What are the other places you’ve found that you often neglect while dusting/cleaning?

Let us know in the comments.

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17
Sep
2019

4 Homemade Cleaning Solutions

As you know, going organic is the best choice you can make for your overall wellbeing. Organic is the best for your health and your home. This is why our diffusers are made up of organic essential oils and plant extracts, while our bedding is made of Egyptian cotton. We’re all in for organic!

We came up with a list of homemade organic cleaning solutions for you. Not only are they cheap and easy to create, but they are also super healthy and get the job done even better than artificial cleaning solutions.

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The All-round Cleaning Solution

We use this solution for basically everything around the house and it works really well. We use it for the mirrors, surfaces, floors and bathroom toilets, baths and sinks.

  • ½ Cup of Vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons of Baking Soda
  • 10 drops of lavender or lemon essential oil (for their disinfectant properties)

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Disinfectant Wipes

Disinfectant wipes are really expensive in supermarkets and run out really quickly. Think about all the times you’ve used a wipe and disposed of it – creating a mighty waste in the environment while also wasting your money you could be dedicating to more important things.

  • 1 Cup of Water
  • ¼ Cup of Vinegar
  • 8 Drops of lemon essential oil
  • 2 Drops tea tree oil
  • Squares of Cloths (old towels or old shirts will do just fine)

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Liquid Dish Soap

Washing dishes occurs every day and possibly multiple times in a day. Having a DIY dish soap is both helpful and economical.

  • ½ Cup of Warm Distilled Water
  • ½ Cup of Vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons of salt
  • 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 4 Drops of lemon essential oil

 

Try not to spend much while taking care of the daily cleaning at home when you can do various DIYs that give the same results.

Let us know in the comment section if you’ve tried any of the mentioned DIY cleaning solutions.

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12
Sep
2019

How to Wash your Egyptian Cotton Bathrobe

Bathrobes are usually made of delicate, fine cotton and need to be taken care of. Aside from the fact that they are made from fine cotton, your skin is exposed to it at its most delicate time – right out the shower and therefore should be given its adequate attention.

If not given their proper care, your robes will quickly lose its longevity. It is important to note that Egyptian cotton is the best cotton on the market and can be pricier than regular cotton hence, it ensures a longer lifespan by allocating proper care to them. Luckily, washing your Egyptian cotton actually helps soften the fibres. So don’t hesitate to wash them.

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Wash Your Robes Alone:

Because of its delicate fibres, it is easy for a stray button or zip to rub off on your robes and cause friction. The first thing to note while washing them is to wash them separately.

Remove Stains First

Before washing your bathrobe or putting it in the washing machine, take the stains out first. Use a teaspoon of baking soda and a half cup of vinegar to remove those tough stains.

Do Not Bleach!

When dealing with stains on your robes, do not use harsh chemicals like bleach to take them out. You stand to ruin the entire fabric by bleaching it. Instead, use the organic products as earlier stated to take those tough stains out.

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Wash with cold/room temperature water

While washing your bathrobes in the washing machine, put them in a cold gentle wash to keep your fibres from shrinking. A slow gentle spin will reduce the risks of your robes being damaged.

Dry your bathrobes

Gentle dry your robes in a low-warm setting. We recommend you air-dry them to save electricity and to prevent shrinkage and rumpling.

Taking proper care of your bathrobes is essential for maintaining its lifespan and quality. Keep your Egyptian cotton robes looking fresh and feeling like new by adhering to these steps.

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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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