There are so many different types of pillows on the market. They come in all kinds of shapes and sizes and are made from many different materials. While advertisements like to claim there is only one pillow for everyone, this is not the case. When shopping for a new pillow, you need to consider your favorite sleeping position, your preferred sleeping temperature, and your ideal level of firmness.
If you tend to sleep on your side, look for a pillow with medium to firm support in any material. Those who sleep on their backs need a firmer level of support provided by a memory foam pillow. Look for lighter weight, softer pillows if you tend to sleep on your stomach. Consider the different pillow shapes and materials best suited to your needs. This will help you find the perfect pillow for a wonderful sleep.
When you are not used to the frigid cold temperatures that come with winter in colder climates like the Northeastern United States, it can be challenging to learn what to wear. Layering your clothing is an important basic step to keeping warm and trapping in body heat. Learning the appropriate fabrics to select is another important method of dressing for the winter. You need fabric that will warm you up while also allowing your body to expel sweat and not trap moisture in along with the heat.
When purchasing winter attire, be sure to buy accessories that will keep your extremities covered. Newer clothing technology makes it possible to wear jackets, vests, insoles, scarves, and more with battery-powered heating elements. This advanced high-tech clothing is sure to keep you warm even in the coldest of temperatures.
Having a blissful sleep requires easing your mind and body into a state of relaxation. In order to do this, you need to make your bedroom a space intended for a blissful sleep. Ensure that your room is dark and cool. Carefully, select the right bed sheets, pillows, and mattresses. Keep pets and other distractions out of the room as well.
Get your body prepared for sleep by slipping into the most comfortable pajamas and cozy socks. Keeping your extremities warm will lull you to sleep quicker. Also, stop eating, drinking caffeine, and exercising by the afternoon to start unwinding. Try to maintain a strict sleeping schedule for a better sleep.
Putting your mind to rest early will also help you sleep. Process your day in the early evening before entering the bedroom. Use essential oils and practices like meditation or yoga to keep your mind calm. These tips will ensure a perfect night’s sleep.
Start 2018 off right by getting organized and clearing out your linen closet. You know, that closet you shove things in when guests arrive and right before they leave. It’s time to concur the mess and all of those missing hand towels and socks.
Not only will you be starting off the year right, we promise this is an easy job that will take away little time but leave you feeling like an HGTV star. Start by removing clutter from the floor and all of the buried treasures that you find. Once you’ve made sense of what was in the linen closet, sort everything by what needs to be thrown away, donated, and stored.
This is not the time to be sentimental. If it is damaged, toss it. Mismatched? Time to donate it. Organize everything by linen type. Keep the cloth napkins with the tablecloths, and away from the beach towels. Keep matching sets together on the shelf, and designate a hard-to-reach spot for any family quilts you might have.
Once you’ve gone through everything and carefully sorted through it. It’s time to evaluate how you can better utilize your space. Consider purchasing organization items like boxes or baskets to store smaller items in. Label everything, and go crazy with color coding if that is your thing.
And while you are at it, learn how to properly fold everything. That fitted sheet gets everyone every time. Do a YouTube search, and you will be amazed to learn that you’ve been folding those sheets wrong for years. Proper folding will help you fit everything neatly in your linen closet, so you’ll even have room to spare. This way, you’ll have nothing to hide when guests stay over in the new year.
When you come home, you want your space to be relaxing, welcoming, and a reflection of your personal tastes. Your linens should add to this feeling, and be customized with your personal touch. Adding a monogram is a great way to personalize linens while also upping the sophistication of your home.
There are many different types of monograms as well, so select the ones that are best suited to you. Consider placing this monogram on your bed sheets, cover, or pillow shams. These fancy initials are sure to impress your guests, and possibly even your bedmate.
Less common items to monogram are your shower curtain or hand towels, but they are certainly growing in popularity. There’s something special about seeing your monogram on a plush towel on display in your bathroom. It really is one of the easiest ways to personalize a space.
Another much more traditional way to personalize your home is to dig up an old, family heirloom like a quilt. Usually, these types of treasures are passed down generations, so be such to ask around to aunts, uncles, and other extended family members to see if your quilt exists.
If you are lucky enough to have such an item, make sure you protect it and put it on display to add a very personal touch when family comes over. Another easy way to personalize is to screen-print photos onto a fabric surface like a throw pillow. There are even companies that will allow you to completely customize your bed sheets and duvet cover by screen-printing on them.
Photographs have a way of taking you back to a specific moment, a place, a feeling, or memory in time, and are another way to personalize your linens and bedding. Consider using a beautiful landscape with vibrant colors, or a romantic black and white image from your wedding. Read more to find other more ways to personalize your linens and bedding.
If you want to give the gift of relaxation this holiday season, consider a bath and body gift that lets your recipient indulge and spend time pampering herself. Rather than draining your budget by rushing to the mall and picking up name-brand products, get creative and make handmade products for your loved ones. Here are some of the easiest, yet most lavish and professional looking bath and body products that you can make for your friends.
We promise it will leave them in stock that these were actually a do-it-yourself project. One of the simplest bath gifts you can make is bath bombs. They are also incredibly indulgence and perfect for a relaxing, scented bath. All it takes is some Epson salt, essential oils, olive oil, and water to complete this easy DIY project.
For those you know who can’t start their day without a cup of coffee in the morning, this next project is sure to please. Create an exfoliating coffee soap that will jolt them awake in the shower. The ground coffee provides the scrubbing particles while moisturizing coffee butter softens dry skin.
You can even add your own spin to this project by adding some extras to your soap blend. Consider ingredients like hazelnut, cinnamon, or peppermint to really create a coffee soap that is customized to your gift recipient’s preferences. All we hope is that you know how they take their coffee.
Other easy DIY projects included in this article are playful bath crayons that any kid will love and an aromatic foot scrub that will leave your gift recipient with the soften feet. Read more for the full tutorials on how to make these excellent handmade bath and body gifts.
You’re at dinner and someone spills red wine on your dress. Unfortunately, this is a scene that happens all too often. Unless you live your life as a recluse, stains are a common occurrence. To help you the next time this uncomfortable situation arises, we’ve put together this handy guide to teach you how to remove the toughest stains from many different types of fabric.
The first rule of stain removal is to treat it right away. The sooner you dilute the stain, the more likely it is that the stain will not be permanent. Quickly, blot the area and treat a small spot first to make sure you aren’t accidentally causing color damage to the fabric. When dealing with delicate fabrics, it is extremely important that you do not rub, this will only further embed the stain into your clothing.
Be sure to check your clothes’ tag for any special instructions to make sure you do not damage your clothing. Purchase a stain removal pen or wipes and throw them in your handbag or car, so you always have a quick method for pretreating a stain while out of the house. Pre-treat carpets, upholstery, and bath mats with a stain resistant spray that will coat your fabric to help prevent any future stains that arise.
Rather than reviewing all of the possible stains you can get, we’ve identified the four main types of stains. These include oil and grease stains, organic stains, tannin stains like red wine, and stains caused by dyes like pen ink. Nearly all of the best stain removal tactics require pre-soaking your clothing with either stain remover or dishwashing soap. Oxy-clean is another powerful stain remover. Read more to learn the specific methods for removing each of these different types of stains.
It used to be considered a fashion faux pas to wear your socks with sandals. It was a look reserved for embarrassing fathers or those who didn’t care about being stylish. Lately, though, celebrities seem to have waved their magic wands and deemed this now a fashionable look.
Celebrities like Rihanna have been spotted all over town wearing their socks with heels and sandals. Socks now come in brand new options that were never available before. You can buy socks with sequins, ribbons, lace, bows, and more. Designers are even sending models down the runways wearing socks, and many merchants report their sales of socks doubling from last year’s sales.
On the red carpet at Cannes, Kylie Jenner wore a pair of gold Jimmy Choo heels with semi-sheer anklet socks. Even Beyoncé has been spotted wearing embellished socks this season, as well as other celebrities like Kendall Jenner, Hailey Baldwin, Selena Gomez, and Suki Waterhouse.
The trend most likely started with the sock boot that was made popular from designer Stuart Weitzman and Kanye West’s footwear and clothing line, Yeezy. Rihanna took this trend up a notch recently when she posted a picture of herself wearing crystal-encrusted Gucci socks worth quite a pretty penny. Many fans loved the look.
If you can’t wait to rock this season’s hot accessory, consider a more affordable, cotton sock option that can be paired with metallic sandals, or even embellished by hand. Create your own elegant socks by adding lace, ribbon, or sequins to a pair of cotton socks. This will leave you looking stylish while also feeling comfortable.
If you are one of many women who only get pedicures during the summer, you are seriously missing out. It’s a little-known secret that the winter is one of the best times to enjoy a relaxing pedicure and keep your feet feeling soft all year-round. Think about how great it would feel to slip your soft feet into a pair of beautiful Turkish cotton socks after a cold day outside shoveling snow.
Your well-pedicured feet will also help you seem more attractive and confident, as someone who pays attention to their grooming even when no one is watching. You can even enjoy this indulgence without spending boatloads of cash on nail appointments. Since your feet as less visible in the wintertime, you can give yourself an excellent pedicure at-home and no one will care if your polish is slightly smudged in the corner.
To begin, you need to gather the right tools. Grab a nail file, cuticle cream, pumice stone, moisturizer, clippers, a foot scrub, and some nail polish remover. Make sure you prepare your feet properly before your pedicure. Soak a cotton ball in nail polish remover and remove any traces of old nail polish. Then shape your nails with a nail clipper and file them into your prepared nail shape.
Then get ready to relax. Fill your bathtub with warm water and dip your feet in for about a half an hour. Use cuticle oil, pumice stone, and a file to flake off any dry skin on the bottom of your heels. If preferred, select your favorite nail polish colors, and paint away after applying a clear base coat.
Spending time with family and friends is one of the greatest joys of the holiday season. If you are a homeowner with room to spare, it is likely that you will be hosting house guests this time of year. Make them feel extra special and welcomed into your home with these helpful suggestions.
It’s a great idea to think about your own experiences in someone else’s home or at a hotel. What stood out to you in those overwhelming positive stays? Often it is the small details like a handwritten note or a freshly baked cookie that are most memorable. Impress your house guests this holiday by putting in a little extra effort on those small, well-remembered details.
For starters, you want your guests to have a good sleep. To ensure this, purchase quality bed sheets in a high-end fabric like Egyptian cotton, and be sure to match the design and color to the guest bedroom’s theme.
Handwrite a note with essential details for your house guest, like your internet password, local restaurants, stores, places of worship, and any other local spots they might be interested in. If you have any social functions going on when they are staying with you, let them know they are welcomed to join you but shouldn’t feel obligated to do so.
Put together a toiletries basket in the bathroom and fill it with commonly-used bathroom items like a toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, makeup removes, and more. Leave instructions on where to leave dirty clothes and hang bathrobes in their room that they can use to lounge around. Your guests are certain to appreciate your care and attention to detail so they feel welcomed in your home.
If you are getting the doctor-recommended hours of sleep each night, then you are likely spending about eight hours each day in bed. This is a large portion of your life, which makes your bed an extremely important space in your home. Devote time to turning your bed into a haven for the most restful, relaxing sleep possible by selecting the perfect bed sheets to suit your needs.
There are many different bedding options to choose from and the one that works best for you, might not work for your neighbor. Take time to consider how you like to sleep, do you prefer feeling cold, lightweight sheets brush up against your skin? Or, do you like being blanketed by the comfort of a warm, thicker sheet set?
Once you’ve determined your preferences, look at the variety of options available. Consider your budget and the different materials available. Most bed sheets are made from cotton, but not all cotton is made equally. Egyptian cotton is the most luxurious cotton, Pima cotton is another high-end option, and jersey cotton tends to be the most affordable.
If you are looking for a more luxe option than cotton sheets, satin sheets are another popular option for a more indulgence, sensual style. Sheets are also available in materials like linen, flannel, and microfiber.
The fabric weave and staple length are two other factors that determine the quality and use of your bed sheets. If you are looking for a tight weave that provides warmth, sateen weave is a great option. When it comes to staple length, generally the longer the staple the finer the material.