Monday, January 6, 2014

11 Tips for Living Better with Inexpensive Purchases for Your Home

How Are You Sleeping at Night?  Could a New Cover Make a Difference?


If you've been reading all of the ideas for how to live better for a few bucks expense, you'll note a trend.  Most of the ideas from your shower head to how you light a room start with this premise - Where do you spend your time, and what furniture, accessories, fixtures, or other products might make your time in that spot better.

The last three will all have to do with the other third of your day.  Getting a good night's sleep and waking up refreshed and with no body aches is a very, very big deal.  People spend thousands of dollars on doctors, pills, chiropractors, and shrinks trying to achieve this simple combination.

Is it possible that that perfect night's sleep might be achieved by spending a few dollars on a new blanket?  Maybe the pillow?  Many would claim amazing results from these two.  You'll spend a lot more on the final idea of our 11 tips, a new bed.  But you need to buy a new mattress and box springs every 15 years or so, anyway.  Why not use that chance to go for a big increase in comfort.

One at at time.  The blanket.  Did you buy your blanket  for looks or for comfort?  Whose comfort?  Is this the right choice for both you and your spouse?  Have you considered some of the new materials?  Maybe your best choice is as traditional as a down comforter.  Have you tried heated blankets?  Are you using a flat sheet between you and the blanket?  Do you use the same approach for cold nights and warm?

A great method for finding out what the population is buying and saying about any given product is to check out Amazon.com.  You can list the products by most popular.  Then, I look at the items that have the most reviews.  In the case of blankets, the most reviews are for a micro fleece (I really like), low voltage electric (I don't prefer, but many do) blanket that has come up with a method for making the heating elements really thin (super good idea).  The have way more 5 star reviews than any other, but this company could profit from fixing the issues they apparently have with quality and customer service.  In any case, I leave it to you to decide if it might be worth a try at only $199.

The link is

Soft Heat Luxury Micro-Fleece Low-Voltage Electric Heated Queen Size Blanket, Natural

 

Full disclosure.  We are not paid by the companies or by Amazon for any of our recommendations.  We do not ask for or accept samples or any type of compensation for considering a product.  We do this to help you make great decisions for better living in your home.  If we can be of any help in building you a new home or doing a kitchen remodel in the Dallas area, give us a call and we'll sit down with you to help lay out your plans.

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