Last week I posted a great Shoestring Makeover tip from one of our readers on what one can do with the flat sheet that comes with a set of sheets. And it got me thinking. If we’re driven to find creative ways of using something…is that something perhaps less than useful?
I know in making the gorgeous bed of our dreams, the ones we see in design and decor publications, the flat sheet is as integral a component of the overall look as a white lily is in a dandy’s lounge suit, but dare I say we do not sport a lounge suit on a regular basis?
The same, in my opinion, goes for the formal precepts of bed-making. They’re outdated. Simply put, most of us beam with a sense of accomplishment having merely pulled our sleep-scented duvet over our crumpled pillow in the morning, never mind fussing with all the extras. Sure you could argue the same for throw pillows, but hey, I have throw pillows, and on my super-wife-and-mother days, I throw those pillows onto the made bed with a prideful smile.
I NEVER use the flat sheet. NEVER. I’m simply not that fancy (shocker). I have a stack of flat sheets in my linen chest, and frankly, I have no idea what to do with them. They’re like those packets of extra yarn and buttons you get with a nice sweater that you feel guilty throwing out, but will never use, in a million years.
So far I’ve used my stack of flat sheets to make tents for my four-year-old in the living room. Any other ideas? How do you use your flat sheets? Do you use them in bed-making? (Haha, sounds like love making) What in the heavens for? Do you really need an extra layer between yourself and the duvet? I dunno… Let’s talk it out.