Several weeks ago, Robin and I purchased a new mattress set. We’d been talking for years about needing one—it always takes us a while to get revved up to make a big change! But we screwed up our courage, grabbed our credit card, and headed out to do a little shopping.
At the store, our friendly salesman told us everything we ever wanted to know about mattress construction—how companies had changed in recent years from using inner springs to using foam. We lay on various mattresses to test their comfort, and finally, we selected a wonderful new king-sized set and arranged for its delivery.
Our new mattress is about three inches deeper than our old one, so some of our fitted sheets won’t work anymore. But we do have two sets we can use, and we now have a brand new set—one different from any others we have ever owned. These king-sized sheets are made from 40 percent bamboo fiber and 60 percent microfiber!
Their regular retail price was $249.99—way more than I would ever pay—but I found them online at a discount site for $34. That’s right! Only $34! I laughed and told Robin, “At that price, I figure we can take a chance and see what two-hundred-fifty-dollar sheets are like.”
They arrived last week, I washed them several days ago, and last night we slept on them for the first time. Would you believe that bamboo sheets could actually feel super soft and silky smooth? Well, they do! We drifted away on a “bamboo cloud” and enjoyed every minute!