With too many choices out in the market, it has become more and more challenging to buy sheets. If you’re like me, I am very particular with the kind of bed sheets that I buy, more so because I have a picky husband that wants nothing but the softest sheets.
Let me share some facts you might be interested in:
- Washing new sheets before first use is important. Chlorine bleach is a big NO-NO. Some people opt to iron them too for a very luxurious feel.
- Thread count is key. It can be very misleading , but go for a high thread count. Take note of the ply(the number of threads wrapped together before they are weaved). A high thread count and single ply is the best.
- Fabrics such as Egyptian cotton, Pima or Supima sheets are luxurious thus, they sell well. Natural organic fabrics such as cotton and bamboo has been increasingly becoming popular simply because they are silkier than the less expensive blend fabrics.
- Ensure you’re buying the right size. This is so critical with fitted sheets more so, for mattresses that have pillow tops. Measure the mattress before making a purchase.
- Do the Touch Test. Flannels are brushed and good for warmth and cotton percale are woven thus it’s more durable and feels crisp and cool. Meanwhile, sateen sheets which are my ultimate favorite have higher thread counts and they’re heavenly soft.