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How To Figure Out Which Way The Sheet Goes On The Bed


Particularly useful for queen or king size beds, and those of us who forget to put the freshly laundered sheets back on the bed until we are blinded by exhaustion at 11pm.
I just made up that phrase – “one direction pattern” – but what I mean by that is a pattern that is either vertical or horizontal.
Because it’s so much quicker to put the sheets on the bed when you are not looking for the sides vs. top/bottom. Nothing worse than when you just want to flop into bed and you start to put the sheets on the bed only to discover that the fitted sheet is the wrong way.
(Okay there may be a few things that are worse but why cause yourself any unnecessary aggravation in life?)
I love my all white coverlet and comforter, but I only buy sheets with a
For example……
While we’re on the subject…..a word about brands and thread count…..
My husband is low maintenance in all areas except for the sheets that he sleeps on.
He is INSANELY PICKY about sheets,
finding fault with 99% of them – too scratchy, to slippery, too this, too that.
Suffice it to say that over the years we have tried many different brands, from “investment” hoity-toity Bloomingdales sheets to the highest rated sheets by Real Simple magazine to random brands that claim to have insanely high thread counts.
My favorite sheet brand we have landed on is Tahari, and they are commonly found at TJMaxx, Marshalls and Homegoods for around $40/set for king size. I initially bought a Tahari sheet set as our “backup sheets” (those nights when I realize I threw the sheets in the wash at 7am and forgot all about them – that is the story of my life) and we ended up looooovvvving them way more than the much more expensive sheets we were currently using.
They are only 300 thread count and yet we love the feel and quality of them, and they are deep (the corners don’t inexplicably flip off our pillow-top mattress in the middle of the night).
We are OVER the whole high thread count thing because we don’t always find that high thread count sheets equate to fine fabric, comfort or durability.
We have had these sheets for about 2 years and they have held up great and feel sooooo nice at the end of the day.
If you’re interested in reading more about what to look for when buying sheets,
check out this HGTV guide.
Happy Quick Tip Tuesday lovelies!


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pam {simple details}

Wednesday 15th of October 2014

Great tip, I would have never thought of that! I'm kind of picky too, I found some I liked at Costco - Charisma, 100% Egyptian Cotton, maybe around $50?? Thanks for the recommendation, cute friend!

Kris @ Driven by Décor

Wednesday 15th of October 2014

I've seen those sheets at HomeGoods a ton - so happy to know that you love them because it's so hard to find nice sheets that don't cost a mint. And I ove your solution to "which end goes up" issue that arises every time I make a bed!

Kim Gibson

Wednesday 15th of October 2014

I love these tips! Thank you!

Beth of designPOST Interiors

Tuesday 14th of October 2014

Perfect timing for me- as you saw on IG :) I have seen that brand there so now I'm on a mission!

Simply LKJ

Tuesday 14th of October 2014

Great tip!