I don’t know about you but in my house the search for the perfect pillow is ongoing. I can’t tell you how many pillows I have purchased over the years. I can say that each of my guest bedrooms have at least 4 pillows on the bed and 2 in the closet so my guests should be satisfied we have what they are looking for if they are looking for one that is not too hard, not too soft, not feather, only feather, side sleeper or back sleeper.
There are so many types of pillows. There are euro pillows, king size pillows, queen size, standard, round, bolster, square, floor, lumbar and throw pillows. They can be filled with rice, Polyester fibre, Feathers, Down, Memory foam, Latex, Micro beads. Water or even Buckwheat.
Why is it so hard to find a good pillow?
Anyway this is just the tip of the ice burg or the top of the pillow pile. Do you have so many decorative pillows on your bed that you have lost a small pet under the pile? Do you have to spend 15 minutes each night removing them, only to have to repeat the entire thing again in the morning? News flash that is 30 minutes a day lost to pillow distribution? Has you mate accused you of pillow proliferation?
How about your couch?
More pillows? I have bought pillows for my couch and they slide right off. Yes I took them back to the store to try again. Unless we are as one of my dear friends would say putting on the dog*, we don’t have throw pillows on our couch. It’s leather and they just slide off. Besides it is so comfortable it doesn’t need pillows for comfort and I don’t feel it is necessary for decorating.
* Putting on the dog means to make a display, especially by dressing stylishly and flashily’. It’s similar in meaning to the later expression put on the Ritz.
Remember I am a less is more kind of gal. In my house if it does not have a purpose it does not sit on the furniture or countertops. Doing this keeps my life clutter free and better organized.
Do you need to move the pillows so you or your guests can sit?
The designer in me says odd number of decorative pillows is ideal. Don’t keep pillows. Let them go sell, donate, trash or give them away. If they are old, ratty and stained and you just can’t make your self throw them away, you many find you can donate some of them to your local pet shelters or animal rescue groups.
Small changes will help you get and stay organized. Now aren’t you glad to find an extra 30 minutes a day that you could put to better use?
Sleep well! Pamela
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