I'm A Sheet Snob

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  1. Diane Lane

    Diane Lane Very Well-Known Member
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    Apparently some people don't care about the sheets they sleep on, and don't think much about the subject. That's never been the case with me. I don't like to spend a lot of money, particularly since I don't have much right now, but I do try to buy the best quality I can for the money I have available to spend.

    I've always liked super soft sheets and blankets. I can't handle having anything scratchy on my skin, and the Fibromyalgia has made it so that I don't even use some of my former sheets, blankets and even clothing because of discomfort. I think good sheets are worth splurging on, especially since I tend to keep mine for a long time. I usually have 3-4 sets that I cycle through, so they last for years. The high quality well made sheets get softer with use and won't shrink up in the wash.

    I tried buying a replacement set a while back, and I made the mistake of purchasing them online, rather than in person. I like shopping online when I know the brand and quality, but I took a chance, and it was a waste of money. I could pretty much see through the sheets, they were so thin, and they were a little scratchy, too. I used them once, washed them, and donated them. I'm sure there are people who won't mind how thin they are, or will use them for other purposes, such as drop cloths.

    Are you a sheet snob? Does quality matter when you're buying bedding?
     
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    Agree with you - quality bedding is a must
    I've spent so much in that department over the years, I should get a free gift, at least !
    I've had Canadian sheets in the past and the Portugal sheets were nice, both soft and silky feel and lasted
    so very well. Can't get them now so I buy - oh blast, can't think of her name :rolleyes:
     
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    Apparently, we have Pinzon Egyptian 400 count sheets on the main bed.
    L.L. Bean Flannels in the back 'Guest' bedroom.
    As you can guess, the wife picks these. ( yea, I had to ask her...)
    I myself, would sleep on 'Star Wars' sheets. Would match my P.J.'s :eek:
     
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    Ha ha ! :p
     
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    I am not especially picky about sheets, my big concern is that they fit the bed. I hate it when sheets are too small or get that way after too much washing and start slipping off the bed. That is super annoying. The sheet set I have now I got for a song, and was really concerned they might shrink so I got King instead of Queen..However, were plenty big and did not shrink, but the Queen would have fit the bed better, however, I would rather have them too big than too small!
     
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    I guess I'm also a sheet snob @Diane Lane because I can relate very well to what you say. Don't like rough scratchy sheets at all. I also like good quality towels & washcloths.
     
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    Well, ..........I sleep in a chair. Have to, in order to ameliorate the pain of arthritis. Sheets consist of a half-sheet spread out over my recliner, tucked in at the top and sides, and thereby I sleep.

    I hope to eventually return to a bed. For now, this has to do. Come morning, how do I feel? Not too good.
    But, I'll get by. Nobody inferred being 74 years old would come off as "easy"!
    Frank
     
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    I purchased a new pair of 1000 thread queen size sheets from a large fabric/homewares store about a month ago
    I took them out of the clear package only to discover the 1000 thread count sheets actually had a very strong chemical smelling silver coating on one side of them ..so they were a silver colour on one side and beige on the other..I was actually horrified that sheets had such a smell let alone the coating ..
    I packed them up ,to take them back as soon as I could
    I bought them in the city almost 200 km from where I live so I phoned the shop and explained I would not be down for approx two weeks ,which they said was in the acceptable time frame for returns ..the shop didn't hesitate to refund my $50 ..I've never seen sheets before with such a obvious chemical coating on them before ..I was not impressed

    Yes I'm a sheet snob ..I have some fairly old sheets which were made in Adelaide ,they were the best money could buy if you could afford to buy them ,the brand was called Actill .They are now made in China, however the fabric is poor quality compaired to my "old sheets"
     
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    I like Egyptian cotton sheets. Have to have a fitted cotton bottom sheet. Keep me lovely and cool.
     
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    I don't fully understand the title of this thread but from what I gather, a sheet snob is someone who is conscious of the quality of the sheet particularly that it is soft. Well, my husband is one sheet snob then. He wouldn't use a sheet that is laundered with corn starch and he wouldn't use sheets with rough edges. My first concern for him is the pillow case because that is the one that gets in direct contact with his skin particularly the face. In fact, we don't have the same pillow case because his is special... the expensive kind.
     
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    I guess over the years I have become a sheet snob too. I buy new sheets only when there is a clearance sale because they are so expensive these days.
     
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    Awh Frank I feel for you. Are you on strong enough medication. Big hugs x
     
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    Yes, I'm a sheet snob. My sheets have to be very soft and silky in the spring and summer months. I do use flannel in the winter but not on my pillowcase. I mentioned my pillowcase before on here somewhere...don't know what the material is but I love it.
     
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    Scratchy sheets are why God and Proctor and Gamble invented fabric softener!:p:p:cool:
     
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    For twenty years of my life, I used hospital/ambulance sheets because I could just toss them into the laundry hopper at the hospital and let them clean them for me, and pick up fresh ones. That changed when I married because, for one thing, I don't think my wife liked that idea but, for another, they don't carry sheets for large beds. I don't have a particular sensitivity to any particular type of sheet, although I do appreciate some of the better quality sheets, but I much prefer clean sheets every night, if possible, or at least for them to be changed frequently. When I was using hospital sheets, I changed them every day. That's a little harder to do when you're doing your own laundry though, but if they aren't changed regularly, they itch. I suspect that has something to do with a couple of our cats who sleep in the bed, although they rarely go under the blankets.
     
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    I forgot to mention, I have a tendency to get Eczema, and have to be careful about laundry detergents/fabric softeners/dryer sheets, too. I usually use All Free & Clear or the Purex equivalent, and Kroger has some free and clear type of dryer sheets for $.99/box that I now use.

    @Kate Ellery Wow, that's crazy about the coating. I recently purchased some supposedly 'jewelry quality' hemp and when it arrived, it was actually sisal, and smelled so strongly of gasoline or something similar that I had to immediately put it outside, because it was inducing a migraine. It seems odd to me that in these days where more people than ever seem aware of chemicals and additives, that people would make and sell products loaded with them. I'm glad they accepted the return without any issue.

    I tend to purchase my sheets at places like Tuesday Morning, Marshalls and TJ Maxx. Those are the best places in this area that I've found, with nice quality products at decent prices. I hate overpaying for anything, especially if the item isn't good quality. I'm glad to see I'm in good company here with a bunch of sheet and towel/wash cloth snobs. I buy those at the same places, and have always been satisfied.
     
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    Am I a sheet snob? I most certainly am!

    Timely post as I just washed some sheets I bought a while back at Tuesday Morning. So not soft. I don't know what to do with them.

    I have mostly good luck with sheets purchased from Ross and TJ Max, discounted stores. After the Tuesday Morning sheet debacle, I'll need to be more careful. "Sateen" doesn't cut it. I need to pay more attention to the thread count. Cotton only. I think some of those sheets are seconds from these stores. I noticed once a slight color shade difference from the top and bottom sheet. That's not a problem for me.

    Also do not buy wrinkle free sheets. I have heard they put some chemical in them. I'll take the wrinkles thanks.
     
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    I've been most pleased with sheets (& towels) that I bought at ......(drumroll)....Walmart. Yes! :)
     
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    Yea, I'd say we are sheet snobs. We only buy the Egyptian 400 Thread count. Fortunately, we only buy them when they are on a discount at JCP/Penny's. After doing some online research, of which I'm very good at doing:D, I quickly learned how to wash and dry them.

    Right after buying them, before putting them on the bed, I will wash each sheet separately using both a little (very little) All Free/Clear, with about a cup of Baking Soda. When the rinse starts, I will add 1/2 to 1 cup of White Vinegar. Will dry on Medium heat. After that first initial wash/dry, I will then wash top/bottom sheets together with about a 1/2 cup of All Free/Clear. For rinsing, I will alternate between 1/2 to 1 cup of White Vinegar and the other times, use some softner (Snuggle). For drying, which I just happen to try this and the sheets came out wonderfully soft, I put 3 tennis balls in the dryer with the sheets. The same 3 tennis balls I use when drying towels.

    Just call me Mabel (the maid). Heck, my wife really doesn't even know how to run the washer or dryer!
     
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    I see a few have mentioned "Tuesday Morning", I used to shop or look around there a lot. When I moved here in 2003 there was one, not the best area, probably worse now but seems they were always going out of business but never did.

    Just the other day I got an ad in my mailbox from them but threw it out without looking....I don't need anything.
     
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    Wow @Cody Fousnaugh, I'm impressed. Also, you could actually make a lot of money if you ever needed to cleaning....it's not just a woman's job.

    You could make about $70-$80 an hour here. That's how much I paid when I had someone come and clean every two weeks. That was when I worked and my ex lived here.

    My daughter has had the same man clean her house since she's lived there 16 years. She has him come every week.

    All you need is cleaning supplies and sometimes not even that. My daughter likes him to use what she buys.

    If my back didn't hurt, that's what I would do. It's a big business here and my neighborhood is middle class.
     
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  22. Cody Fousnaugh

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    It may look like it, but laundry and housecleaning definitely isn't my specialty. I do it because my wife still works a full-time job and I know she appreciates it. Anyway, it can be quite different keeping a home, where you live, clean and cleaning someone else's. When cleaning someone else's, it's got to be done pretty A-1 perfect. And, on top of that, there are different things that can happen when going into some ones home and doing something. Personal Insurance comes into view.
    BTW, thanks for "being impressed", but I do quite a bit of research online about different things.
     
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