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Ease Back Pain and Sleep Better By Finding the Perfect Pillow

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.

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Tips for Getting the Perfect Night's Sleep

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.

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The Perfect Host and Hostess Gifts to Show Gratitude as a Guest

There are many traditions that died on the internet. Host and hostess gifts are not one of them. Especially during the holidays, if you are invited into someone else’s home, it is polite to come prepared with a gift. If you want to ever be invited back this is guest etiquette 101.

Giving a gift does not excuse you from acting appropriately either. Always pepper your language with lots of “please” and thank you,” and let your host or hostess know that you appreciate all of their efforts. A small amount of gratitude will always go a long way.

Since the holidays are the season when you are spending money like mad, please make sure you set a gift budget and stick to it. For a more personal gift consider something handmade. Photographs of your favorite memories or a mixed playlist are easy to host gifts.

If attending a dinner, consider bringing along a food and drink basket as a host or hostess gift. Just don’t demand that the host open your gift in front of the other guests. Leave that up to them to decide.

Also, don’t fall into the trap of buying them something that you actually want yourself. This is always in poor taste. Please don’t be the guy who gives the vegan a big bag of deli meat sandwiches. Home décor is usually a safe bet when it comes to host and hostess gifts. A luxury throw blanket or cozy bathrobe are other gifts that never go out of style and are the perfect thank you for an overnight stay.

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Expert Tips for Organizing Your Linen Closet

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.

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How to Add a Personalized Touch to Your Linens and Bedding

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.

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