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Design Advice Q+A // White Sheets

Q: I have white sheets. How often should I wash them and is bleach safe to use?

A: Most anyone you ask will say to wash your sheets once a week, but we consider that more of a guideline than requirement. It’s great if you can manage your chores well enough to wash bedding weekly, but cut yourself a little slack if life gets in the way and you only manage it every other week.

One factor that contributes to how frequently you need to wash your sheets is whether you shower in the morning or at night. If you shower at night, you’re going to bed clean, but if you shower in the morning, you’re bringing the whole day to bed with you. This is a totally fine practice; some people prefer to wake up with a shower, but it will require more frequent sheet washing.

We’ve never quite felt comfortable exposing our sheets to bleach and in our research have found this easy recipe with ingredients you probably already have in your apartment/house:

12 cups water

¼ cup lemon juice

1 cup hydrogen peroxide

Throw this mixture in with your white sheets and they’ll come out sparkling!

Design Advice Q+A // Tired of Wires

We’ve launched Design Advice in order to answer all your bedroom-related questions, whether about decorating, cleaning, color schemes, organization, or DIY projects. E-mail info@remodo.com and ask us anything!

Q: The messiest, most unsightly part of my room is all the wires from my electronics. Between my laptop, cell phone, tablet, speakers, humidifier, etc. my wires are always a mess! Any tips on hiding them and keeping my life tangle-free?

A: First things first: whether or not you have a desk, it’s important to create a dedicated space for your technology. In other words, create a divide between your electronics and your bed. We know the urge to keep your cell phone and laptop within reach every morning and every night, but creating that separation will do wonders for your stress levels, the kinds of dreams you have, and how well you sleep.

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If there are a few items you need by your bed (i.e. bedside lamp, fan, or humidifier), a simple surge protector behind your bedside table or bed will suffice. We suggest taping the cords to the wall or floor with Washi tape in order to keep them untangled and out of sight. 

One of our favorite websites for electronic organizational items is Quirky. Quirky has invented products such as the Pivot Power, a pliable surge protector that can fit into any odd space: around a desk leg or in a corner. Another great one is the Plug Hub, which separates each cord plugged into a surge protector. Even their smaller products, like the Power Curl or Cordies, are super useful and add a pop of color to an otherwise drab set up of wires.  

Visit Quirky's awesome and easy-to-navigate website.

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