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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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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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