Saturday, May 30, 2009

New Sheets part 2

So those sheets I bought from BB&B for $15. . . (see post "New Sheets", May 22, 2008)

They're terrible. They shred to bits. Before I wash them I have to vacuum them so as not to clog the washing machine or dryer lint trap. My Dad says you get what you pay for with paint. I found this to be true with sheets.

So, I bought some newer sheets: $60 at Costco. They are so nice. I prefer the color over the chipper BB&B sheets, and they are the perfect friction coefficient--not too rough, not too slick, but just right. They're probably the equivalent of the $100-120 sheets at BB&B, and I am so happy. So really, if you do the math, I spent $75 to get the sheets that I was eventually satisfied with. Not a bad price, considering.

The experience of shopping at Costco was much better, as well. Costco makes decision-making easy by narrowing down the choices. In the sheet section, there were only 4 colors to choose from and two styles. It only took me 5 minutes to decide (as opposed to 45 at BB&B). Check out if you need validation that you're not the only one.

So, word to the wise: buy the good sheets. You spend a lot of time in bed, might as well make it comfortable.


Holly said...

Amen! Our Costco sheets are my favorite sheets - not too wrinkled out of the dryer, easy to choose, plenty big to fit the tall king size mattress, and such a pleasure to buy. And yes, the perfect friction coefficient. Thanks for giving a proper term to the feeling of climbing in between Costco sheets. I can wake up, snuggle deeper into my sheets and say (as Saydi used to say when we were roommates), "Oh, it's such a nice day in my bed!"

JT and Lizzie Davis said...

I want costco sheets. We blasted IKEA sheets because they are the only things that fit our blasted IKEA bed + mattress. Oh to have a big (normal sized) comfortable (not IKEA) bed.