…HA wrote about when to junk mattresses and pillows and threatened to talk sheets, so here it is.
…September’s ShopEtc says sheets have to go if they fray or “pill.”
…High thread counts apparently are an indicator of how long a sheet will last.
…Look for pure fiber, such as 100% cotton.
…Synthetics don’t wash as well or “breathe.” (High thread count sheets can be so thready and dense, they are better for winter.)
...Linen lasts the longest and gets softer as time goes on.
…Linen sheets can be passed to the next generation. (Gee, that’s good to know, as if HA’s kid would apprec these sheets she got from her Mom 45 yrs ago.)
…OK, HA likes either crisp sheets or soft, worn, flabbery ones. No coarse ones! Does anyone know what that would translate to in terms of thread count?
…Carpets also fray and need replacing. Old carpets can also harbor allergens.
...The experts say stick with wool instead of synthetics.
…One more? Toothbrushes. Replace every 3 mos. A new brush can remove plaque 30% better than one that’s three mos old.