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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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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
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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