When we sold our house and split our belongings during our pandemic divorce in the summer of 2020, I had no interest in taking the bed from the main bedroom. Interpret what you will from that, but suffice it to say, I was prepared to sleep on the floor before lugging that albatross across town to my new house. I gave him the bed. I didn't want to sleep where we slept.
When it comes to bed styles, choose from metal frames, wooden designs, fabric and leather beds, options with extra storage and kids beds too. The store also offers a collection of headboards to spruce up existing bed settings and there are trundle bed and daybed options for those popular folks with a conveyor belt of guests but nowhere to sleep them.
With the summer heat on its way, it is time to discuss one of the more unpleasant aspects of warmer weather: bed bugs. The mere words are horrifying to homeowners everywhere. No one wants to think it is a possibility they have these pests, yet the statistics tell us otherwise. One out of five Americans has had a bed bug infestation in their home or knows someone else who has. Bed bugs are found in all 50 states, everywhere from Florida to New York and each state in between.
Established beds will often have open areas where plants have died or where annuals are added each spring. In these areas, go ahead and turn over the soil to incorporate the organic matter and then plant.
In this guide, we are going to go over every bed and where you can find it. Although collecting all 14 beds doesn't count toward any achievement, collecting them all gives you a variety of sleeping options at night. Beds can be placed anywhere in your house, as well as in the Island Farmhouse found on Ginger Island.
In my experience, back sleepers will want to go with a bed that lands somewhere in the 5.5-7/10 range on the firmness scale, with 1 being the softest mattress in the world and 10 being the firmest mattress in the world. For reference, 6.5 is typically considered to be the industry standard for medium firmness.
You certainly can! But only off to the side, as our Outdoor Tables do not have the holes needed to accommodate an umbrella. A freestanding (and mobile) umbrella ensures your Outdoor Table stays shaded, no matter where the sun is.
Be sure to clean spills immediately by blotting with a clean, white dry sponge or cloth. We highly recommend using a rug pad (see ours here!) on all surfaces to prevent slipping, add cushion, and improve durability. Please know that the color of The Rug may transfer and should not be placed directly over any existing carpet. Professional cleaning is recommended for tougher spills or stains. For vacuuming, use a vacuum cleaner without a beater bar or one where you can set the bar to the highest pile setting. If your vacuum has variable power settings, set it on low. Vacuum the full length of The Rug, turn and repeat to the next area, rather than the age-old back and forth motion. The Rug is NOT machine washable.
Unsurprisingly, bed bugs are found on mattresses more often than on any other household item, as bed bugs congregate in areas of a home where their human blood hosts are regularly and most often located. Coming in second to mattresses, new, used and rental furniture items are found infested with bed bugs most frequently. It is well known that bed bugs are commonly found on used furniture items, and many people rightly avoid bringing used furniture into their home in order to avoid risking an infestation. Naturally, furniture items that are rented by numerous people are also likely to become infested with bed bugs, but people rarely consider bed bugs when buying new furniture from reputable retailers. This is understandable, as there seems to be little reason for worrying about bed bugs infesting furniture that nobody has used. However, there are several little-known ways in which new furniture and mattresses can become infested with bed bugs before leaving the store, or even the warehouse. 59ce067264