Ohhhh there's nothing like it is there?
Jumping into bed with freshly washed clean sheets.
There is something therapeutic about ripping off the old crumpled, slept in sheets, stuffing them in the wash basket as if to say 'that's it I need to be clean, be done with you'.
The excitement of getting the clean sheets out, smoothing them out and eliminating all creases so your bed looks like something out of Ideal Home Magazine or a scene from a John Lewis advert.
You half want to fall onto a big bouncy duvet in slow motion, sinking into a soft scented bundle of happiness.....oh there I go! I've entered Lenor or Comfort world, which one do you use? you're either one or the other, you can't be both. The supermarket brands of fabric conditioner are just as good, an assortment of smells or flavours as I seem to call them, not sure why, I'm not drinking the stuff. It's like the nappy debate though if your a parent, you are either Pampers or Huggies?
Tumble Dry and Ironing
Clean sheets are great out the tumble dryer if you have one, less ironing and for me that's just excellent as I do have to admit I am not a compulsive ironer, more of an iron 'on demand' kind of person. I iron shirts for the week but apart from that I iron a garment if I'm going to wear it. I could never see the point of doing a massive load of washing and then standing for hours ironing it only to just wear it all again and repeat the process. How many hours and wasted time do we spend ironing? Some people run a business ironing.....give it them....support local business's, that's my theory. Tumble dryers are great though and most things come out with no need to iron, it's just the massive use of electricity that is the downside.
Fresh Air drying
There is nothing though like the feel of clean sheets when they dried on the washing line out side on a nice day. Even worth getting the iron out for. The fresh smell is nothing quite like it, as long as your neighbour isn't burning any garden refuse on the day your sheets are on the line it should be fine and you should bathe in the freshness of the outdoors. I remember as kids we had great fun running in a out of the sheets when they were hanging on the line, they felt so good but probably not a good feeling for mum who was secretly thinking 'oh my goodness, don't mess my clean sheets up'.
No one should EVER bring any food stuff to the new clean boudoir or even think about passing wind between those precious sheets for at least 24 hours.
Make an exit for farting to preserve freshness for as long as possible.
If anyone has a cold or infectious disease they should vacate clean sheets and sleep somewhere else until feeling well again.
You have to try and have a shower or bath before entering the clean sheets as this gives you the total all round cleanliness experience.
If fresh 'clean sheet friskiness' occurs either vacate to the nearest hotel to use their fresh sheets or just let yourselves go and have fun, there's always spare sheets.
Whatever you do and however you enjoy that moment of those clean sheets is up to you......but I wish you sweet dreams and come back tomorrow for Free from Friday.
What to Buy Wednesday
From May 2020 I will be writing a poem about something I may have purchased or would like to purchase.