Friday, July 15, 2016
Bed bugs are an extremely resilient species. They can live for over a year without eating, survive temperatures up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit, and lay up to 5 eggs per day with a total of 500 eggs in a lifetime. In the United States, bed bug infestations have been on the rise since the 90's, and it is estimated that one out of every five people have either encountered a bed bug problem in their home, or they know somebody who has.
For these reasons, alone bed bugs should not be put into the same category as other household pests such as spiders, ants, and mice. Instead, they should be dealt with proactively. Fortunately, there are some ways to prevent an infestation. Carefully checking hotel beds when traveling, washing newly purchased clothing, and examining any second-hand furniture before bringing it into the home are all appropriate steps toward avoiding an infestation. However, one of the most efficient methods is to purchase box spring, mattress, and pillow covers for bed bugs.
These protective covers are specifically designed to keep out this minuscule pest, which is not always visible to the human eye. The covers are designed to encase your bedding perfectly, and once they are zipped shut, they become impenetrable to bed bugs. Any mattresses or pillows without protective covers could become the perfect place for bed bugs to remain dormant while they reproduce and wait to feed. And if the bedding is already housing bed bugs, the covers will help prevent the infestation from spreading further.
Hiring an exterminator and possibly having to dispose of clothing, bed sets, and other furniture could cost thousands of dollars. Bed bugs can thrive in any climate and do not discriminate against clean or dirty households, so it is best to act before an infestation ever occurs.
by: Palmetto Linen
Thursday, July 14, 2016
A change of seasons brings with it a need or desire to update the home. Sometimes big sweeping changes are in order, while other times, simple, subtle changes are all that are needed to bring the seasons into the home. A change of the coverlet and quilts, pillows, and bed skirts are simple, effective ways to give a bedroom an updated look or splash of color that brings it into the current season.
Coverlets and Quilts
Coverlets come in many colors, designs, and styles that can accentuate room décor while giving it a seasonal flare. Add a dark, folded coverlet to a winter white quilt and create a dramatic, minimalist look that can calm the warm summer months. Calm cool-toned walls, with a warm neutral quilt that hints at the comfort of summer even in the chill of winter.
Once a base color has been established with a coverlet or quilt, add pops of color with pillows. Pillows are the perfect way to give a bed depth and texture. Think creatively about how to layer and integrate colors of the season. Mix colors with different shapes and sizes to add dimension and interest. The same pillows can be used with various quilts as the seasons change. For example, chocolate brown pillows can be utilized as an accent to a sage green quilt in the summer, while creating a monotone look with a beige quilt in the winter.
A bed skirt is a more permanent accessory to a room because it 's hard to change out. However, having more than one style or color on hand can provide the options needed to alter the overall feeling of a room. Sleek tucks at the corners provide a minimalist vibe while gathers add a casual air. Match the color of the quilt or coverlet with the bed skirt for a modern monochromatic look. A bed skirt in a complementary color will create layers and dimension.
Color and layers can effectively add dimension to an otherwise bland room. Using a few simple changes, the style and feel of a bedroom can be altered to fit any season.
by: Palmetto Linen
Most anyone that cooks knows that stainless steel is one of the most suitable and well-liked types of cookware that is available today. It has proven its worth with its sturdy and lasting construction as it is a metal alloy formed from a combination of nickel and chromium that outlasts most other cookware, plus it retains its clean and polished good looks for years.
Stainless steel can be a bit limited on the heat conducting side, but that small inconvenience with the infusion of heat conductive elements such as aluminum and copper cores or encapsulated bottoms that built into the cookware during the manufacturing process. This process provides not only even heat distribution but durability with this type of cookware.
Stainless steel's cookware value found in its usual lower cost, so it saves housewives and professional cooks the worry of choosing a quality pan at the right price as the worth is already inherent in the cookware's longevity. For convenience and individualized use, stainless steel pans are usually sold in 7-piece sets with various standard pan and lid sizes, and they commonly contain sturdy and lengthy handles that are heat resistant and easy to handles, so burns, accidents, and spillovers are limited.
Also, stainless steel is nonreactive with acidic foods and is both durable and resistant to scratches and scrapes, plus it repels corrosion and rust. Cleaning and maintaining stainless steel is relatively easy as long as corrosive and abrasive cleaners are not used in the cleanup process. Oils and food residue usually lift off quite readily with a regular grease-resistant type dish detergent and light-handedness with a scrubby.
Stainless steel cookware has been the saving grace of many a homemaker as well as professional chefs because of its hearty construction, lower cost, ease of maintenance and overall traditional and lasting appearance.
by: Palmetto Linen
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Many establishments require linens of various kinds to operate and thrive. These establishments include hotels, motels, resorts, restaurants, camps, schools, bars and more. Lines are required in the mess halls, kitchens and cafeterias of many of these establishments, and they are also needed in bedrooms as well as in guest rooms and
Getting the Best Deals on Linens
The establishments listed above need linens in large quantities. For example, a restaurant may go through hundreds of cloth napkins each season. A resort may go through many sets of sheets every year as well.
In order to get the best possible deal for linens of various kinds, it’s important for establishments like restaurants, bars, hotels and motels to buy linens wholesale. When a company or business chooses to purchase linens in bulk, they are making an excellent choice for their operation for the following reasons.
1. Saving money
The most obvious reason to purchase linens at wholesale prices is that it can save a ton of money. In fact, the more that an establishment purchases, the better deal they're going to get on whatever there are buying. So for example, if a hotel knows they'll need the same types of bed linens for the next two years, it makes sense to purchase them all together.
2. Getting quality linens
Buying top quality linens at face value means spending a lot of money, so when establishments do pay face value for their linens but did not buy at wholesale prices, they are forced to purchase fewer quality items. Buying at wholesale means getting a better quality of the product.
3. Having backups and extras at all times
Finally, when linens are bought at wholesale or bulk prices, establishments can have backups and extras of any linens they may need at all times. There's never a worry about running out of bed sheets at a hotel or resort or running out of table cloths at a bar and restaurant. There are always extras to be had.
These three reasons and others make buying linens at wholesale prices a very good idea. Establishments, such as motels, schools, camps and resorts should look into this method of linen purchasing.
by: Palmetto Linen