If you’re heading off to college for the first time this year, then there’s a good chance you’re experiencing conflicting emotions. Along with excitement for the adventure to come, you might be feeling some stress about being away from home for the first time. The same goes for parents of college freshmen, who are likely nervous about their kids’ first foray into independence! Luckily, there are steps you can take to ease the anxiety for everyone involved. One of the best ways to reduce back-to-school worries is to ensure you’re fully prepared for what’s to come, and that means mastering the art of college dorm shopping. Here are some of Pure Parima’s top tips on choosing Giza cotton sheets and other essentials to ensure a comfy, cozy, and ultimately contented first year.
Double Check the Sizing
If it’s your first year at college, you might not know that dorm room beds are a little different from the kind found in the average home. In fact, a majority of universities provide their students with extra-long mattresses to accommodate differing heights. While these beds are beneficial to taller matriculants, they do necessitate buying different sheet sizes, typically labeled as twin XL. On the other hand, students who will be living off campus may need sheets for normal twins or even double or queen-size beds. Before shopping for college bedding, it’s a good idea to do your homework and make sure you’re purchasing the right size linens.
It’s no secret that dorm mattresses are a little lacking when it comes to luxury. If you’re used to an especially plush bed, you might find it hard to sleep on the mattress the school provides. Fortunately, you don’t have to purchase a brand-new memory foam mattress to ensure a good night’s rest. One of the best ways to up the coziness factor is to buy a mattress topper for your dorm bed. Just be sure to choose one that fits the twin XL mattress size if that’s the one the school provides.
Focus on Quality
With college tuition rates skyrocketing, it’s no surprise that parents and students are looking for ways to cut costs. However, when it comes to bedding, you might want to pay a little more for quality sheets and comforters. After all, poorly made bedding is likely to fall apart in the wash, forcing you to buy replacement pieces before the end of your college journey. For best results, invest in certified Egyptian cotton sheets featuring single-ply yarn. Not only are these durable enough to withstand four years of college, but they also feel better against the skin, ensuring a smoother night’s sleep. We recommend the silky-feeling Ariane Collection, available in the twin XL size and a wide array of on-trend colors.
Think About Temperature
Dorms tend to be drafty in winter and warm in spring and fall. Fortunately, the right sheet set can help you stay comfortable no matter which way the temperature swings. One of the benefits of Giza cotton sheets and bedding is that they’re breathable and moisture wicking, so you don’t wake up soaked in sweat. Pick up an extra blanket or throw so you’ll have a cozy option for napping between classes.
Grab an Extra Sheet Set
College students are notorious for letting laundry pile up. If you want to make life easier for your undergrad, add an extra set of sheets to your back-to-school shopping list. Having a spare sheet set is also helpful for those occasions when you spill something on your bed during those midnight study sessions.
Stock Up on Pillows (and Pillowcases)
It’s hard to ace all those college exams if you aren’t getting enough sleep. To that end, choosing the right pillow is of optimal importance. Unfortunately, pillows aren’t a one-size-fits-all item, and the best choice varies based on whether you’re a back, stomach, or side sleeper. Additionally, some shoppers can rest easy with just a single pillow, while others need two or even three to drift off into dreamland. Take some time to determine your sleep style and then shop for Egyptian cotton pillowcases that will protect your hair and skin. Based on your preferences, you can opt for the typical standard/queen size or go for a larger king-size pillow.
Do Your School Shopping at Pure Parima
It’s natural to feel apprehensive about going away to school. Luckily, the right bedding can feel just like a hug from home. At Pure Parima, we pride ourselves on creating all of our sheets and duvet covers using the highest-quality single-ply yarn made from 100 percent Egyptian cotton. The end result is smoother, softer, more luxurious bedding that stands the test of time. Additionally, we manufacture all our bedding without harmful chemicals. Families can feel confident knowing their sheets are both healthful and luxurious. Ready to get a jump on your back-to-school shopping? Check out our Giza cotton sheet sets today and rest assured knowing the year to come will be cozier.