Category Archives: Bedding

Lorraine, Hamilton.

Duvet cover. I once had a polyester/cotton duvet cover which got faded on the top but the lining was in excellent condition and was excellent quality too so I made a pair of freebee long pyjama bottoms of the underside. The pyjama cord was made from a sheet off-cut. Seven yeas later they’re still going […]

Lorraine, Hamilton.

I recently bought some top quality cream sheets at 60% discount because the manufacturer was changing their packaging. I couldn’t buy a full matching set as the fitted sheets (single size) and pillowslips had already sold out. To solve the problem, I bought from what was left in the sale as follows: 1 x S […]

Lorraine, Hamilton.

Sheets: I like to buy sheets in white or cream – two colours that never date. No noticeable fading as they age, plus when the fitted sheet needs replacing (they usually go first) simply buy a new fitted sheet in the same colour. (Note: I once had a cream towel set and the hand towel […]

Lorraine, Hamilton.

Duvet: I recently bought a duvet cover at an Op Shop for $5 and resized it to a King size duvet cover for my bed. I shortened one side of the duvet cover. This means the bottom opening is no longer centred but it is still the same size. From the side offset I made […]

Lorraine, Hamilton.

Sheets. Not a money saving tip but a time saving one. Hang laundered sheets length-ways over the clothesline with sides evenly matched to get a centre crease line from top to bottom down the sheet. Saves time later on when folding, making up or straightening beds as you have a centre line to work to. […]

Anne, Christchurch.

I have a lightweight polar fleece throw rug that’s sometimes on my bed, or on the couch – or on the floor. One night I was cold in bed, but I didn’t want to get out of bed to find another blanket or fill a hottie. Instead, I dragged the throw into the bed with […]

Karen, Palmerston North.

I only buy the cheapest flannelette sheets, and they can be prone to pilling/fluffing. I put them – while still in their plastic wrappers – into the freezer for at least 24 hours, then wash as usual. They wear evenly, with no pilling, and are lovely and warm. It works with kids’ flannelette pyjamas too!