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Buy Your Linens
Have nice linens. The simplest thing you can do each year to make yourself and your family feel good, your closets, hooks, towel bars and beds looking good is to BUY NEW LINENS.
For the longest time I didn’t know that January is the month linens go on sale. BIG-time sale. This may be a reminder or great news to you, either way, do your shopping and take the first step in freshening your home for the New Year by getting crisp new sheets for the bed and fluffy, absorbent towels for the bath.
I typically like to get the best I can afford, and this often times forces me to alternate my purchases. One year I may buy new towels and the following year new sheets. Unless you are really hard on your fabrics, alternating years should work out just fine keeping your linens looking fresh and bright. If you can buy the best of it all each January, by all means do it and enjoy!
Nothing uplifts the look of the bedroom or bath more than fresh, clean linens and alternatively nothing more quickly drags down a comforting setting than drab, worn towels and sheets. Comparatively speaking, these are a much more affordable option to refresh a space than new furnishings or finishes.
I always buy white. White is always fresh, always bright and easy to clean. Colors can be fun too, but use them with restraint. Here are my favorite buys:
Restoration Hardware’s 802-Gram Turkish Towel Collection: http://bit.ly/1RMKJir
Pottery Barn's PB Classic 820-Gram Weight Bath Towels: http://bit.ly/1NNAtTU
Or try a search on EBay: “Turkish towels, hammam towels, peshtemal, fauta, turkish hammam” Different levels of quality will pop up in your search, you can give the Turkish towels a try by starting inexpensively or go ahead with a better quality and spend a bit more. Either way, you’ll love these highly absorbent and quick-drying towels.
Land’s End Home: http://bit.ly/22tOf5f
Tuesday Morning: This is a great “hit or miss” shop where they carry some of the highest-quality linens for a fraction of the cost. I picked up a set of $1200 sheets for $100 last January. Worth a stop for the budget shopper.
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