There always seems to be stories on the news about criminals robbing the local convenience store, with little cash, instead of mansions with lots of items lying around worth more…and that made me start to think about the trend we have been seeing in the bed linens. Why so much money is spent on things that do not add to our lives, but yet spend so little on the items that could improve our overall health, and possibly help us live longer.
Over the years, we have worked with many clients with high-end homes that they have just spent large amounts of money on to build or remodel. Money spent on flooring, countertops, siding, etc. Granted those items are great to look at, and show to all your family and friends, but, do those items help you get a restful night’s sleep?
When it comes to bed linens, these same clients want to get away with the least expensive option they can find in the market. The majority of the house is like the Ritz Carlton, yet when it comes to the bed linens it is more like Motel 6. I mean we spend approximately 1/3 of our lives in bed, why would we want to treat the bed like a bad step sister.
I hear constantly how often a client has gone out and purchased an inexpensive set of sheets only to be replacing them, 6-12 months later. Yet, I know of clients that have stepped up the quality of their sheets (yes, they spent more), but end up not replacing for 2 to 3.years, if they only purchase 1 set. Longer if they purchased multiple sets.
I don’t know about you, but I would rather pay $ 200 for a set of sheets that will last 2 to 3 years versus paying $ 70 every 6 months for the latest bargain on the market.
Not only did these clients save money over time, by paying more for better quality sheets, but they also found these sheets provided a restful night’s sleep, and usually wanted to buy the same exact sheets as a replacement, when it came time. Plus, look at the time saved by not shopping for another set of sheets, every 6-12 months.
It is nice to have a great looking home, to showoff to the world, but creating a private sleep space that gives you restful sleep and improves your overall health will end up so much more valuable over time.
What are you sleeping in Ritz Carlton or Motel 6?