5 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Bedding on a Budget
If you don’t have a set budget, then there is nothing to stop you from buying the best sheets, covers, duvets, and blankets to your heart’s content, but most of us do not always have that luxury and that’s why we need to find the best bedding within the budget that we actually have. However, it’s not that hard as long as you keep the following tips in mind.
Superior bedding is never going to be cheap, even if it is being sold online, but it will still be a lot more affordable than if you tried to buy similar items from an offline shop. For example, high-quality doona cover sets at Just Bedding are always available at huge discounts because they do not have to make up for traditional costs associated with brick and mortar stores. The bottom-line is that if you want to buy quality bedding on a budget, you will probably find better options to do so on the internet.
Buy Synthetic Blankets
The wool vs fleece debate is old but both have a number of things going for them. While wool is natural and a woolen blanket will keep you warmer than any synthetic blanket possibly can, they are hard to clean, stain easily, can cause allergies, and are a lot costlier than their synthetic counterparts. A synthetic or fleece blanket, on the other hand, is hypoallergenic, very easy to clean and costs a lot less than woolen blankets.
Wait for Discounts
This holds true for both online and offline shopping when it comes to bedding; do not pay full price for expensive items because most of the products go on sale sooner or later. There is nothing worse than spending a few hundred dollars on your new bedding, only to find that the same item has gone on sale a few weeks later! Besides, if a particular bedsheet, cover set or comforter seems out of budget now, it is quite possible that it will become available within your budget when there’s a discount on it.
Go for a Medium Thread Count
Do not take the thread count as seriously as most people do because it doesn’t matter as much as manufacturers say it does. Here are a few “thread count” facts that you need to know in order to make an informed purchase.
- Any product that claims to have a thread count way above 500 is to be avoided because it is likely a fake
- Four or more thin strands twisted together as one thread should still be considered a single thread
- Sheets with a medium thread count (250 – 400) usually offer the best value for money
- The fiber of the sheet matters more than the thread count
Quality Over Quantity
If you must choose between quality and quantity while shopping for bedding, it is better to choose quality almost all the time. The bed is where you sleep at night, so it needs to be as comfortable as possible and, therefore, it is better to have to alternate between just two sets of quality bedding, if that’s what your budget permits. You can always buy new sets later on, but do not waste your money on ultra-cheap bedding and sacrifice on precious sleep.
Now that you know everything that there is to know about buying bedding on a budget, you are all set to get the best value for the money you spend. Quality bedding should last for years, but unlike the mattress or the bed, they will probably be changed every few years, which is why it actually makes more sense to not spend too much money on bedding.