Finding bedding and bath towels that you love is often a daunting task. Imagine what it is like when you need to order thirty sets of towels and twenty sets of sheets for one home.
We just finished remodeling a 100 year old home and are renting it out as an Airbnb. I was shocked to discover that our three bedroom short term rental needed thirty sets of towels and twenty sets of sheets. Plus, we needed ten mattress pads, 15 bathroom rugs, 27 pillow protectors, ten comforters and more.
How to Shop for Sheets and Towels
Not only was I in shock with the large quantity. I suddenly became overwhelmed with the dilemma of finding the best product that could withstand a lot of laundering at a very reasonable price.
Fortunately, it was easy.
How to Shop for Sheets and Towels Online
The Home Depot, my favorite store for supplies for our remodel, has an extensive offering of home décor on their website. And their prices are amazing. I went online and did some intensive shopping. I read reviews, looked at prices per towel, and the first product I selected was the Home Decorators Plush Soft Cotton Towel Set in White.
Next, I shopped for bedding. I did the same shopping, but this time I spent a lot more time investigating thread counts on sheets. If you aren’t familiar with the specifics, thread count refers to the number of horizontal and vertical threads per square inch. Generally, the higher the thread count, the softer the sheet. And the more likely it will wear well or even soften over time. Good quality sheets range in thread count anywhere from 200 to 800, although you’ll occasionally see numbers over 1,000. According to Consumer Reports, a thread count of 200 is fine; 400 may be softer. I decided to go with an all cotton 400 thread count sheet and chose the Home Decorators Collection 400 Thread Count Performance Cotton Sateen 4-Piece Queen Sheet Set in White.
Because I had to order very large quantities of sheets and towels, I decided to do a trial order first. I ordered one set up towels and sheets to “live with them for a week and a few washings”. I washed the towels and sheets four times and they were still just like they were when I first got them. Success!
I placed the big order of thirty sets of towels and twenty sets of sheets. Fortunately, the towels were also sold in a set of six which allowed me to purchase them for an even lower price.
Personalizing the Towels
I love to add a bit of creativity in our home. So, I came up with a logo for our Airbnb and had the bath towels monogrammed.
Also, I ordered wash cloths in a medium grey and had them embroidered with the words “make up”. I hope these get used a lot in our short term rental.
More Items for the Bedroom and Bath
I also ordered additional bed and bath items. I selected StyleWell Medium Weight Down Alternative Cotton White Full/Queen Comforters for each bed, The Company Store Madelyn Matelasse White Cotton King Bed Skirts, Evolon Zippered Allergy Pillow Protectors, Home Decorators Collection Ultimate Comfort Mattress Pads and the cutest Jaquard Bath Rug White Cotton Bath Rugs by Better Trends. Of course, all of these items had to be ordered in large quantities too.
Now that I have stayed in our Airbnb, I can personally tell you these bath and bedding items from The Home Depot are the best. I liked the towels so much that I ordered six sets of towels for our home in California too.
This is the perfect time of year to refresh your sheets and towels. Even if you are only ordering small quantities!