When you think of your happy place, somewhere you go to relax, or when you’re not feeling well, somewhere that is comforting for you, where do you go? What do you do? Is there one spot in your home that is soothing to your soul or just comforting to be in? For me, when I need to relax, cry, fight an illness, or just be surrounded with warmth, I go to bed. If it’s been a really rough patch or I really need to feel the comfort I’ll wash the bedding first.

There’s something to be said for the smell and feel of freshly laundered linens. Even on the coldest days you can wrap yourself in warmth with freshly dried blankets. I’ll be the first to admit that it is very rare for me to actually do the laundry. I’m lucky enough to have a spouse who is willing to take over that task for me.

I will make an exception for my bedding. There’s just something so soothing to slip between a set of warm from the dryer sheets on an overcast day. Even better is snuggling deep into a comforter right from the dryer. Add some fluffy pillows, a book, and a mug of warmed cider and it’s my idea of a relaxing afternoon.