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  1. I’ve never heard of this method!

    We don’t have a thick comforter – they’re way too hot for me, even in winter. So I use a thin 100% cotton (I love cotton!) bedspread. I just fold it down in the summer. Wouldn’t want to cover it up with a sheet because I’m too fussy about the visual – wouldn’t want a sheet to be on top. The bed would look incomplete and unmade to me. Our bedspread doesn’t get dirty since we don’t sleep on it, so washing it once in awhile is no big deal. And since it’s thin cotton and not a bulky comforter, it fits in my washing machine.

  2. I like the idea of ordering fitted sheets according to the mattress size. My mattress is pretty thick, and I have trouble finding sheets that fit it, without popping off. Maybe I’ll look into that company. Are they expensive? Do you have a link so you’d get credit?

  3. Thanks for this wonderful idea! I, too, have been struggling with a way to clean a comforter. It fits in my washer, but comes out with the feathers really “rearranged”. I will give this a try after I get my comforter cleaned or buy a new one.

  4. Interesting process to have less washing.
    My aunt was an RN at a VA Hospital in WWII. She told me in order to have less laundry the procedure was to flip the top sheet. The bottom sheet was changed to a new one.

    Head of bed
    A B
    C D
    Foot of bed
    Flip sheet side to side
    B A
    D C
    Flip sheet top to bottom
    The bottom sheet has been reversed so that the part which was on the top over your feet but never touched them is clean. It is now pulled up to your chin.
    This would not work with children.

  5. Genius!
    Soon I’ll have a stackable washer and dryer, too… so this would work really well for me, also. Thank you so much!

    1. I’m so glad I stumbled across this idea. Otherwise, I was paying for the dry cleaners to pick up my bulky linens, washing them, then bringing them back.

  6. I think I’ll just stick with my duvet cover that covers my comforter. Easy to wash and slip back on.

  7. I’m confused. Why then would one have a comforter at all if it can’t be seen and not just sheets and blankets. Having said that, I don’t have a comforter. LOL.
    Ooh, can’t wait to see your bedroom. Love the pic so far.

    1. Doesn’t have to be a comforter. It could be a blanket. A comforter is for the thickness you may want, especially in winter. See, I can’t fit a blanket in my washer either.

  8. Interesting information Brenda. I enjoyed reading of the changes in your bedding. Where again do you order your sheets from?

    1. I have two really good sets I ordered from Garnet Hill. I ordered theirs because I have a somewhat thin mattress and everyone else’s fitted sheets were too big. Garnet Hill makes them fitted according to the inches of your mattress. Otherwise I’ve ordered sheets mostly from JCPenney.

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