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Shall We Bring Back The Use Of Flat Sheets?

A viral tweet brought back the idea of using flat sheets. Are we supposed to follow?

Who would’ve thought that linen, like flat sheets, could get so much attention on the Internet? Just a few weeks ago, a viral tweet about millennials “killing” flat sheets circulated the Internet.

Its use and importance seemed to have been forgotten by the generation nowadays.The tweet surprisingly gained over 20,000 retweets and over 71,000 likes. So much for a debacle about flat sheets, right?

So now you ask: what exactly is a flat sheet?

A flat sheet goes on top of a fitted sheet. It is tucked tightly between the mattress and the box spring at the foot of the bed. If you’re a frequent traveler used to checking in hotels every trip, most likely, you may have encountered flat sheets. So, if you’re still skeptical about the use of a flat sheet, here are reasons you might want to rethink that.

#1. Flat sheets prevent your top sheets from getting dirty.

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If you’re lying down, flat sheets are the buffer between your skin and the comforter. Vicky Fulop, CCO and co-founder of Brooklinen, said in an interview with Today HOME.

“Traditionally, top sheets are meant to keep your comforter and heavy blankets from getting dirty since those items are bigger and may be harder or more expensive to clean.”

Instead of laundering your heavy sheets every now and then, flat sheets can actually prevent you from doing so!

#2. Flat sheets help you control temperature.

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If you’re feeling hot at night, just remove the comforter sitting on top of your flat sheet and you’re good to go. You won’t even have to wake up to adjust the temperature on the AC unit.

#3. Flat sheets cover the box spring.

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Duvets usually don’t cover the box spring and that’s why you need to add an additional bed skirt. That’s just additional cost and washing for you. Flat sheets or no flat sheets, we all just want a good night’s sleep.

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How To Get Rid Of House And Carpenter Ants The Natural Way

Here are tips on how you can get rid of those pesky ants.

Ants are everywhere - it's perfectly natural. But when they start to trail along your kitchen, your sink or anywhere inside your house, that's when trouble starts and that's when you feel the need to do something.

While there are commercial chemical-laden products specifically made for getting rid of ants, there are natural ways that will save you money. Not to mention, it's also considered a health-safe alternative for you and everyone in the house.

Getting rid of ants depend on the kind of species you're dealing with.

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Eradicating ants only becomes effective when you know the specific type of ants that have made your home their home as well. Each species differs in food preference and behaviors which is why effective remedies also differ. Odorous house ants and carpenter ants happen to be among the most common ants that invade homes. Note that this article serves to give tips on how to effectively eradicate those species....

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34 Clever Home Improvement Ideas That Will Make Your House Awesome

Here are the smartest ways to improve your home’s look without breaking your bank.

Home is indeed where the heart is. While you may enjoy staying in hotels, nothing compares to being in your own house. In fact, you always look for ways to make it more comfortable and efficient (and look more beautiful while you are at it). Interestingly, there are plenty of ways to make your home more functional, and you do not have to spend thousands of dollars just to do so.

We here at Elite Readers have compiled a list of improvement ideas designed to give your home a huge bump. From moving your outlets to adding an end table, you will see how the magic unfolds. Just follow these tips and you change cool factor of your house.

Scroll down below and be sure to keep them in mind!

#1. Add outlets in your drawers to keep clutter off the table top.

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35 Stunning Backyard Design Ideas To Add To Your Home

Why settle for less when you can turn your backyard into a magical place?

Landscaping is more than just making your backyard appealing. It is all about transforming your yard into a beautiful retreat while minimizing the possible impact human activities have on the plants and the environment around. While it is true that adding a couple of potted plants here and there significantly helps, the true value of a landscape design lies beyond the aesthetic improvements.

To help you better understand this value, we here at Elite Readers compiled a list of backyard design ideas. You can definitely get inspiration from the list and apply it in your house. Check them out below and let us know which ones are your favorites. You are welcome!

#1. Cozy Daybed

#2. English Garden

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