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Old 08-10-2019, 09:06 AM   #1
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Default What do you do with flat sheets?

I'm about to replace a lot of fitted sheets in this house which means we'll have a lot of flat sheets that come in the sets. We use them once in a while as the lightest blanket or to line a couch when a kid is sick bit hardly ever. Do you have a use for them. Should I throw them away or donate them?
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Old 08-10-2019, 09:27 AM   #2
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Default Re: What do you do with flat sheets?

The last few times I bought sheets I could buy them not in sets. I know that at Target and Ikea they have ways you can buy just fited sheets and pillow cases.

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Old 08-10-2019, 09:39 AM   #3
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Default Re: What do you do with flat sheets?

We keep a couple for forts and guests and the rest go to donations to animal shelters.
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Default Re: What do you do with flat sheets?

We’ve been able to buy sheets separately. But on the occasion we get a set usually we use the flat as a table cloth. I’ve turned a few into hammocks for the kids too. Or local animal rescue is always taking donations of old sheets blankets and towels as well. Oh I’ve also turned a few into curtains before.
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Old 08-10-2019, 09:54 AM   #5
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Default Re: What do you do with flat sheets?

I use them to cover the rug when the kids have food or messy things in the living room.
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Old 08-10-2019, 10:09 AM   #6
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Default Re: What do you do with flat sheets?

I usually get the Threshold fitted sheets separately at Target, unless I find sets on clearance. We usually save them for kidsí sewing projects. I have heard of quilting guilds using them for the backing for charity quilts.
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Old 08-10-2019, 10:47 AM   #7
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Default Re: What do you do with flat sheets?

You don't use flat sheets on your bed? Just your comforter? My daughter does that, drives me nuts.

Don't throw them away! We use ours for forts, drop cloth when painting, cover on van seats for pets, picnic outside.

If you don't do those things then donate.

I once took 2 sheets from the very top of our neighbor's trash when they moved. I've used those 2 sheets for so many things!
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Default Re: What do you do with flat sheets?

All good suggestions above. They can be used to make clothing if you sew, or cut into strips and crocheted into rag rugs.

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Default Re: What do you do with flat sheets?

If you don't buy them separately, donate the flat sheets. I sew for a lady who does 'trap, neuter, return' with cats and she needs the sheets (modified) to cover the traps.
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You don't use flat sheets on your bed? Just your comforter? My daughter does that, drives me nuts.
Nope. Even when I use the comforter that's hard to wash, I use a super soft fleece blanket under it. A thicker blanket stays in place better and if I get too hot, I cover less of myself.

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I'm going to order a six pack of gray sheets for the twin size. Then, I'll be done with picking up a folded sheet and having to wonder if it's the flat or fitted since gray = fitted. And I'll donate the excess flats we have around here.
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Default Re: What do you do with flat sheets?

You don’t use flat sheets on beds? We use them to keep blankets cleaner so they don’t have to be washed as often. Flat sheets would make great tablecloths!

If you’re in the US I can send you a bunch of white twin fitted sheets that I just bought all new sheet sets to replace so I could have flat sheets. They’re used but fine.
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I'm in the US.
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You donít use flat sheets on beds? We use them to keep blankets cleaner so they donít have to be washed as often. Flat sheets would make great tablecloths!

If youíre in the US I can send you a bunch of white twin fitted sheets that I just bought all new sheet sets to replace so I could have flat sheets. Theyíre used but fine.

This is me. I neeeeeed my flat sheets. I'm kinda in shock that others don't like them! I use them all year. Fleece in the winter. Cotton in the summer. I love my flat sheets.
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Default Re: What do you do with flat sheets?

There was a big conversation about this recently with a bunch of friends on Facebook. Apparently a lot of people don't use flat sheets.

I don't think dh would if it weren't for my love of them, I love th cool, fresh, smooth feeling on top of me and having them tucked in tight at the end of the bed holding my feet snug.

My kids don't use them.
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I totally use flat sheets. I can't imagine sleeping without one! My kids mostly use them too, but not always.
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