We have not had new bed sheets for several years. The last ones we had were when we bought our new mattress when we bought our house. We didn't have a bed since we had been living in our 5th wheel for 2 years. The bed was already in the camper. Anyway we bought a new mattress and bedframe when we bought the house. We also purchased a set of over priced Egyptian cotton sheets at the same time. They were nice sheets but I never felt they were worth the high price. They were soft but with having the high thread count it wasn't long before they had holes worn in them.
Since I didn't want to pay that high price again for sheet I began searching for alternatives. In the mean time a friend said she had several extra sets because her husband wore their sheets out in the feet area because of his long toe nails. Anyway she gave me two sets of sheets which we used for about 3 years. We finally wore those sheets out and it was just time. I had to find new sheets. All the previous sheets had been dark tan, light tan or blue. I longed for a set of fresh white sheets.
Fast forward to now. After looking online and in several stores for 100% cotton sheets I had about resigned myself to getting a cotton poly blend when low and behold, there was a set at Wal-Mart. And the price at $43.?? was much lower than I was expecting to pay. I only wanted 300 thread count because I had done much research and it was deemed to be softer and last longer. So I bought a set of king size sheets and an extra pair of pillow cases because Jeff and I use two pillows each.
Jeff washed the sheets and we put them on the bed. They look so nice and clean in all their whiteness. I am so happy. The best part is they are so very soft. I expected a 300 count sheet to be at least a little stiff but these were so soft. I am quite pleased with my purchase. Now if they hold up to being washed once a week and last at least a year I will be a very happy lady.
I guess I am simple. A new set of sheets makes me happy.