The impossible winter has finished, and the first signs of spring are just upon the horizon. The husband will not stop complaining about the sheets and it is just about time to change up the flannel for the lighter cotton sheets for the other 6 months of the year. Make sure to wash the sheets using the above guidelines before putting them away for the year of course. When you do put them away make sure to fold them to the best of your ability and utilize those handy tube videos on fitted sheet folding. We store them in clear plastic bins with lids. They are designed for sweaters but allows us to separate from the sheets in current rotation and those put away. An added bonus is in this plastic bin you will not have to worry about dust or dirt getting at them so when the first snowfall rolls around you can get those sheets on quick.
Flannel is a great way to go if you are looking for a warmer sheet set in the winter. A lot of people are scared off of flannel due to the difficulty in cleaning it, but as you can see that is a misconception. Flannel like any fabric has its wants for cleaning, and if you follow our easy seven step process you will be golden. Plus, storing your sheets in a clear plastic bin you will escape the evil dust and dirt. Your better half may not love flannel, but with these ease of cleaning you will fall in love more with every wash. Flannel is the way to go in the winter, and he will just have to deal with it!
The best sheets for each season.
When you think of the seasons the joke here is we have two seasons; winter and construction. But this is sort of true for your sheets as well. When you think about it you want sheets that are going to cling to all possible warmth in the winter, and in the summer you are going to want something that is going to be nice and cool that breathes. It makes sense to have a multitude of sheets for all of the seasons. But, since many of you do not have the capital to cover sheets for all seasons, we are going to focus on sheets that are going to do well for you in the winter, and those that are going to be good for the summer. This list is not going to be complete, but will give you a good stepping stone in your shopping. So here are the best half year sheets out there, starting with winter and we will finish with summer sheets. Here in the North east summer sheets would run from May to September, while winter is October to April, but every region is different!
The hands down best choice of sheet in the winter is the classic flannel sheet. It has been used for centuries, and continues to be the bain of existence for men even to this day. Flannel sheets are a great for those cold winter nights, as it does not breath but rather catches all of the warmth. Flannel is either going to be ceylon flannel which is the warmest and a combination of wool and cotton which creates a perfect cocoon of warmth. Secondly, there is cotton flannel which is a mix of cotton that is napped. You can get single or double brushed flannel, the more brush stokes the softer the flannel. You can also get it without brushing, but unless you are an imperious French soldier from 1789 I feel you will not want this coarse flannel. Flannel sheets come in a variety of colors in patterns however, laately the most popular of all those colors or patterns has been plain Jane solid coloring. The advantage of flannel is it can be utilized in any home decor to either fit into a scheme for a room, or be a center point to guide the room. Either or, flannel is a great fabric to work with in interior design aspects. You are going to love flannel in the winter believe me, you will never look back. Your husband is going to overheat, but you will be toasty warm!
We all have that favorite cotton tee shirt that we always go for after a long work day and you just want to relax. Do not worry we will not judge the holes. Cotton has been used for a number of years to keep people cool and protected from the sun in the deep south and that same coolness can be transmitted to your sheets. Cotton is an all natural product that comes from the sprouting cotton seed and has been picked for its great fabric qualities for years. It is one of the few all natural bedding and that loved by hippies and regular citizens alike. Cotton sheets will determine their worth by their thread count. The higher the count, the better the quality of sheet. If you are looking to invest in good quality sheets go with a high thread count, these sheets will last a long time and will not wear or fade. Plus one of the best parts of cotton is you can wash it and abuse it, no matter how you wash it the material is durable, although we do suggest a mild detergent on warm. But, of course you do not have to listen to us, we are only experts on this kind of thing. Cotton is a great fabric in the summer, it will keep you nice and cool with its breathability and its durability is second to none.
If you are one of those individuals who have blessed with terrible allergies and hate the time of year when hay fever is rampant, we have the bedding for you, polyester. Polyester is a man made product that is some of the most durable fabric on earth. It is a non-allergenic fabric, and that is perfect for those who are consistently fighting mother earth and all of her pollen. Polyester is not too breathable though, so if you are in a desert or desert like area, it might not be your best option as you will sweat quite a bit. Also, for those who are ecologically aware, polyester is not recyclable at this moment, and so some people have been sworn off its use. However, ignoring those two factors, for those who are looking for a solid durable sheet, look no further than polyester. It comes in a variety of colors to match any room decor, and can be the savior to those suffering from allergies.
Having separate sheets for each season is not a necessity, but it would make life a lot easier. We have reviewed some of the best fabrics for the winter and the summer and what is takes to become one of those top fabrics. Flannel is the number one pick for winter, it will keep you warm and your husband sweating like a pig. For the summer, the picks are cotton for those who want some breathable fabric, or polyester for those who are allergy sufferers. Whether you pick up a few pairs of each or one great pair we strongly suggest you doing so. With flannel sheets look for 5 or 6 ounce sheets, rather than trying to look for a thread count. With cotton sheets look for 500 or 600 count sheets as this will give the best breathability while still giving you quality. Polyester really depends on what you want with the sheet, so seek some professional advice. Now go out and get yourself some summer and winter sheets and enjoy all the season. No sense in freezing in winter and sweating in summer, may as well have good night sleeps in any weather.