One of the ways to produce less waste and reuse things instead is to recycle old linen.
When your towels start to wear thin, or your pillow covers have lost their freshness, there are ways to reuse them. These are some of our favourite ideas:
Cut up towels to make kitchen drying cloths
If your towel is still in fair condition, you can cut it up for drying cloths. By sewing the edges you can make it look like a proper dish cloth and prevent the edges from fraying.
What are the best beds for teens? With teenagers in my own home, I think they have a particular set of needs when it comes to a bed. These are as follows:
They need space
Teenagers spend a lot of time in their bedrooms and much of that time is spent sitting or lying on their beds. For many it's where they sleep, catch up on social media, watch movies, relax and read. When friends come over it's often where they gather. It makes sense that they need a bed that is...
What is the best bed for allergies and how can you reduce allergens in your home? These are questions that those suffering from allergies (and their loved ones) often ask.
An allergy to dust, dust mites and dander can be very unpleasant. When you come into an environment with many allergens you start to sneeze, your nose begins to run, and your eyes itch and turn red.
What is dust, dust mites and dander?
First off let's look at what these "allergens" are:
House dust is a combination of human and animal...
Some people swear by them, but do power naps work? The short answer to this is yes. And no.
By and large experts agree that a power nap taken in the mid afternoon can be restorative and give you a boost of energy for the remainder of the day. There is some debate about how long this nap should be as too long a sleep will leave you feeling more groggy than before.
Tips on how to make it work
There are a few things you can do to make your power...
It's worth thinking about how to create an ideal bedroom for sleep because nothing beats a great night's sleep. It is a deeply satisfying and restorative thing, and it gives you the energy and resources to tackle your day.
Here are our 5 favourite hacks.
Get the temperature right
Science tells us that the ideal room temperature for sleep is between 15 and 19 degrees. In winter this isn't hard to achieve but in the summer you may need to cool down the room. Some of the ways to achieve ideal temperature...
Why, you may ask, would anybody in South Africa buy a mattress you can make payments on when they could just go buy a cheap mattress and pay cash? Or, there are used mattresses that look like new but don’t cost much. Those are the most expensive mattresses you can buy because you’re not getting much for your money. It’s like buying cheap toys that break right away for your kids; the toys were made to sell, not to actually play with. The packaging and the price is what...
Separate beds for snoring partners may be your best bet for a good night's sleep.
The sound of snoring
It starts in the middle of the night, when the world is quiet and all is peaceful.
Sometimes it starts softly, slowly building to a crashing crescendo. Other times it begins suddenly at full throttle. There could be a whistling, or a grunting, or a buzzing. Then there is the snort followed by the holding, holding, holding of breath, till finally a new deep breath, and the cycle starts over.
If your partner snores...
I thought it's a good time to talk about the best beds for runners as today is the 94th Comrades Marathon. As we speak 25 000 runners are making their way from Durban to Pietermaritzburg in one of the world's most epic races.
One of the most important things for a runner is getting a good night's sleep. Sleep is when the body restores and repairs itself. Without proper sleep the body becomes fatigued and doesn't function as it should.
You don't have to be an ultra-marathon competitor though. Even if...
We are often asked who accepts beds as donations, and the easy answer is "We do!"
When you buy a new bed you are faced with the problem of how to remove your old bed. If the bed is still in great condition you may move it to a guest room or another bedroom in the house.
If you have nowhere for it to go, you can ask us to remove it for you.
What happens to your old bed?
When our delivery team brings your new bed, they will gladly remove the...
Do you think you need a firm mattress for back pain? A commonly held belief is that a harder mattress is better for your back.
This is not actually true. Read more about this here.
Why not a firm mattress for back pain?
A too firm bed could be putting pressure on key points of your body thereby actually creating pain. The curves of your body require some give so that they spine can rest naturally. When the mattress presses against key points of the body it puts your body out of...