Hello again, savvy savers! For this weeks Tuesday Tutorials, I want to share with you why I seasonally change my linens in my master bedroom.
I seasonally change out my linens for several reasons, including that a change of pace and color scheme is always pleasant, but my primary reason in doing so is to help cut down my cooling costs in the warmer weather months. As I live in Mississippi, and the seasons are anything but normal and average, we have warmer spells lasting until nearly Thanksgiving many years, and so thinner, layered sheets and linens help keep my husband and I cooler in the summer evenings, but also help break the chill of central air and ceiling fans as well.
In warmer months I use:
Layer one: lightweight jersey sheets; I rotate between aqua, coral, and cream.
Layer two: A lightweight knit blanket; I seasonally use a blanket in a box weave pattern in aqua.
Layer three: A thinner, patterned quilt, folded in half along the bottom half of the bed; this layer is removed at night.
Layer four: A lightweight throw; I again us an aqua throw, which is removed at night.
Layer five: Pillows. As with my other seasons I use two Euro Inserts and cream colored cases for summer, and then two sets of queen-sized standard pillow inserts, one set of these pillows being cooling gel pillows from Sam’s Club, both with two sets of funky pillow shams; I like to mix and match patterns for the standard pillowcases, for a more shabby chic look. I then add several throw pillows, and in this case a set of coral-inspired pillows, in the front; please note, I always buy throw pillows within a month of a season ending, and generally pay 80-90% off at Bed, Bath & Beyond. I also purchase other bedding items out of season as well.
This set will stay on my bed until the end of September, in which case I will switch to a Halloween set, and then an Autumn ensemble, and then a winter/holiday set which will stay on until Spring. I find that cooler layer help my husband and I sleep better, help out body temperature stay better regulated, and all without having to sacrifice style in doing so!
Here’s to saving!