20 November, 2007

The Three Sheet Rule

This might come as a shock given that Fall is my favorite season of the year, but I never used to like Thanksgiving. It was always just so boring to me, and Mr. Monogram as well. Turkey, stuffing, cranberries, blah, blah, blah. Of course, that was until we moved away and my family started coming here to spend Thanksgiving with us. Everyone (except sister #1 that is, who is here in spirit since she and her family live in Southern CA) comes on Wednesday night, dogs and all, and we pile in and have 3 nights and 2 days of food, fun, food, and games (did I say food?). The kids have such a great time with each other too, and even the canines become a bit frisky running around in the backyard in the cold weather, vying for the ball.

So today and tomorrow I’m looking ever so fashionable in my yoga pants and long sleeved layered tees as I tidy up, put away, and clean up to prepare for my guests. And in that tidying up, I of course will be changing sheets and making beds. I really try to make my guest room as comfy and cozy as possible. I love using a light lavender water/linen spray to really make the sheets smell extra fresh and clean, and in a basket on the table at the foot of the bed I keep extra sets of fluffy towels, and plenty of new shampoo, conditioner, body, hand, and foot lotions, body wash, powder, ibuprofen, etc. I even keep plenty of baby products in the basket too, for our guests who travel with small children. But to me, the most important part of preparing for guests, is the process of making the bed.

It used to be that traveling meant having to sacrifice your comfort when sleeping. But these days, whether you're lodging in a budget friendly establishment or 5 Star Hotel everyone seems to be stepping it up to make it a little easier for us to catch some good z's. So why not jump on the bandwagon and make your guest bed a little more inviting as well? Well I thought you might agree with me so I wanted to pass along the secret to how our favorite hotels make such a divine bed, and the secret is in the sheets. I learned this little fact from Southern Living that the luxury hotels all live by the triple sheet rule. One sheet is spread over the feathertop mattress, then the other two sheets sandwich a nice, thin down filled blanket (or down alternative for those of you with allergies). Place a heavier down duvet on top of all that and you've got yourself a 5 Star guest bed.

5 Comments:

a. said...

I am a big fan of those linen sprays!!!

Princess Libby said...

I love reading your blog...very useful tips. I want to re-do our guest bedroom and I will have to take the 3-sheet rule into mind!

Candids by Courtney said...

Sounds like your family will have an awesome time over the holiday! There's something to be said for having a big family. Enjoy!!!!

collard green queen said...

I LOVE ME SO COMFY SHEETS! MY FRIENDS THINK I AM NUTS TO STILL STARCH MY SHEETS WITH THREE LITTLE ONES IN THE HOUSE..IT JUST MAKES THE END OF THE DAY THAT MUCH SWEETER...THANKS TO YOU AND YOUR MARTHA TRIP I GOT MOTIVATED AND GOT TICKETS FOR THE NOV 9TH TAPING ...MY FRIEND AND I TOOK OUR DAUGHTERS TO NYC FOR THE WEEKEND AND THEY ENDED UP BEING ON THE SHOW!!!! TOO FUN AND LOVED BEING THERE...HOPE YOU HAD A GREAT THANKSGIVING

Heather at Grace303 said...

That sounds like a lovely and very comfortable guest bed!