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Topic # 201275 11-Aug-2016 11:24
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I needed to get some new fitted sheets for my double bed yesterday and being cheap, I headed to the Warehouse and purchased a Basics branded fitted sheet in white.
I was disappointed when I put it on my bed that only the corners of the sheet had elastic on them but made the bed
Waking up in the morning I was not surprised to find that I was wrapped up in the sheet - it had come away from the corner 

 

 

 

So, does anyone recommend any decent brands of fitted sheets that have full elastic down each side of the sheet, and doesn't cost a fortune?


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  Reply # 1610007 11-Aug-2016 11:28
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Those ones with elastic all the way round are a bugger to fold though.





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  Reply # 1610046 11-Aug-2016 11:54
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As it happens, The Warehouse does sell some ok sheets - but they're a different brand to the ones you bought. Check out the Maison D'or 400 thread count cotton sheets - they're often on special at $80 for all sizes. Avoid poly/cotton blends as they're likely to pill (and, of course, don't "breathe" well). (I would avoid anything under about 400 thread count - and the really high ones aren't always ideal as they can get quite thick.)

 

I also saw some nice-feeling sheets (again, cotton and I think 500 thread count) at KMart for a really good price - kings were something like $60, so doubles will be cheaper again; just be mindful the fitted sheets in these sets are smaller on the side panels (35cm?), which means they won't necessarily fit deeper mattresses. 


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  Reply # 1610048 11-Aug-2016 11:56
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kiwifidget:

 

Those ones with elastic all the way round are a bugger to fold though.

 

 

 

 

Roll them stuff them in a chest or cupboard then put them on the bed when needed. No one will ever know. tongue-out





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  Reply # 1610058 11-Aug-2016 12:10
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MikeB4:

 

kiwifidget:

 

Those ones with elastic all the way round are a bugger to fold though.

 

 

 

 

Roll them stuff them in a chest or cupboard then put them on the bed when needed. No one will ever know. tongue-out

 

 

 

 

They're also a bit of a PITA to hang on clotheslines.


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Fred99:

 

MikeB4:

 

kiwifidget:

 

Those ones with elastic all the way round are a bugger to fold though.

 

 

 

 

Roll them stuff them in a chest or cupboard then put them on the bed when needed. No one will ever know. tongue-out

 

 

 

 

They're also a bit of a PITA to hang on clotheslines.

 

 

 

 

What is this clothesline thing you speak of?





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  Reply # 1610541 12-Aug-2016 10:41
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Found some on clearance at Farmers - was $70, now $20

 

Not sure if they have the elastic all the way around, but I'll get a few today at lunch and report back.

 

 

 

(Yes, the full elastic makes folding and hanging on the clothes line harder, but meh)


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  Reply # 1610547 12-Aug-2016 10:48
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Briscoes often have Egyptian cotton sheets down from $200 to $100. Something like these.





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  Reply # 1610603 12-Aug-2016 11:26
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kiwifidget:

 

Those ones with elastic all the way round are a bugger to fold though.

 

I've used a variation on this technique for years and have had no trouble with them. Takes a bit of time to get it locked into memory (because who needs to fold their sheets every day...) but it makes the Mrs happy to see folded nicely in the linen cupboard, heh.


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  Reply # 1610630 12-Aug-2016 12:09
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Fitted sheets can be folded easily.  Just fold about 250mm along each edge in.  This squares them off, and then you fold as normal





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  Reply # 1610707 12-Aug-2016 14:08
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This guy does it really slowly but this is How to Fold a Fitted Sheet





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  Reply # 1610718 12-Aug-2016 14:30
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kharris:

 

This guy does it really slowly but this is How to Fold a Fitted Sheet

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jesus wept - that video was 2 1/2 minutes long.  It took him almost as long to fold a fitted sheet as it has taken for me to post an important message about what a waste of time that was.


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  Reply # 1610720 12-Aug-2016 14:35
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Fred99:

 

kharris:

 

This guy does it really slowly but this is How to Fold a Fitted Sheet

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jesus wept - that video was 2 1/2 minutes long.  It took him almost as long to fold a fitted sheet as it has taken for me to post an important message about what a waste of time that was.

 

 

Well thanks Fred... but I did say that,  FYI,  that's what "This guy does it really slowly" generally means.

 

I do it the same way but quickly.





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  Reply # 1610722 12-Aug-2016 14:42
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I find that the depth of the mattress that they design some sheets for is far to low. The elastic barely gets to the bottom on my mattress on some of them and it will often ping up. That is more an issue than how far around they have put the elastic.





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MikeB4:

 

Fred99:

 

MikeB4:

 

kiwifidget:

 

Those ones with elastic all the way round are a bugger to fold though.

 

 

 

 

Roll them stuff them in a chest or cupboard then put them on the bed when needed. No one will ever know. tongue-out

 

 

 

 

They're also a bit of a PITA to hang on clotheslines.

 

 

 

 

What is this clothesline thing you speak of?

 

 

 

 

It's a thing which SWMBO wanted.  It took me half a day to find the right one to meet her exacting criteria.  Half a day to install it.  Probably a full day to pave the area underneath it.  Probably about an hour a week to hang stuff on it and bring it back in.  Add an hour or two a week looking for odd socks etc that disappeared in transit, plus time for re-washing sheets etc (especially fitted ones) which blew off the line into mud or were used as target practice by seagulls.  She's very happy with it apparently, but I've yet to have any hard evidence she's ever seen it.  Now that I do all this, I get all self-righteous about using it - bleating loudly when SWMBO uses the $100/hour (based on my exaggerated perception of waste) clothes dryer, but FFS - she says she's never got time.


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  Reply # 1610725 12-Aug-2016 14:44
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60c a load in the dryer when I bothered to meter it. Offer her 60c to hang out and bring in the washing. When you get beaten up for that offer ask why you are expected to do that.





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