Life's Little Luxuries Volume 1, Post 2: Ironed Sheets

It's that time again! The topic of today's luxury is having your sheets laundered and pressed. It sounds kind of ridiculous, but trust us, it's divine.

Your bed is the most important piece of furniture in your bedroom. That's a fact. If you doubt me, sleep on the floor tonight, sans bedding, and let me know how you feel in the morning. Want to know how to make your bed an even more magical place? Have your sheets professionally laundered and ironed.

In order to make this mission a seamless one, you will need to have two sets of sheets. Hopefully, you do...if you don't, go buy a second set. We're not in college anymore. Adults have at least two sets of sheets and none of them should be tshirt material! While it is ideal to change your sheets every week, let's assume you do it every two weeks. This gives you two weeks to bring your flat sheet into your cleaners and pick it up. It is pretty pointless to have your fitted sheet ironed, so don't bother with that one; just do the flat sheet. What's the difference between the two? I have included a glossary of terms at the bottom of this post.

2 tips for taking your sheets in:

1. Always ask for your sheets to be hung on a hanger rather than folded after they are ironed. No point in folding a freshly ironed sheet up. It will just get creased and defeats the purpose.

2. Never pay more than $7 a sheet. That's just crazy. I live on the Westside of Los Angeles and pay $3 a sheet.

Here's a little Bedding 101 for you:

Fitted Sheet: This is the sheet that goes over your mattress and mattress pad. Yes. You must have a mattress pad.

Flat Sheet: This is the sheet that goes over you and the one you should have laundered and ironed.

Comforter: Your big thick blanket that goes over the flat sheet.

Duvet: The quilt or comforter that goes in the duvet cover.

Duvet Cover: The slip that goes over the comforter...hopefully it's pretty!

Pillows are confusing. To save time and confusion, refer to this picture.

Ironed sheets, our tip of the day. Try it and report back. I don't think you'll be disappointed.

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