i washed all my bedding tonight, down to and including the mattress pad…
beds didn’t used to be fancy, there were cribs for babies, twin beds or trundle or bunk beds for kids and adults had ‘regular’ beds… sheets even used to come in ‘regular’ ~ rich people may have had larger beds, but i didn’t know any rich people.
my back hurts most of the time and after sleeping on a good but old mattress for about 10 years i bought a very good ($$$$) mattress a couple of years ago from my friend tony. i also bought a nice ($$) mattress pad for it. the matress is a queen sized high profile (13 in deep) , pillow top, that doesn’t have to be flipped, just rotated once in awhile. it requires little garter belts to hold the mattress pad in place.
it’s hot and kind of muggy tonight and after wrestling the pad into place and trying to attach the little garter belt thingies to the corners, i determined it is not any easier to hook a garter belt to a 13 in deep mattress pad than it was to bend over backwards and try to attach a garter belt hookie bob to a pair of nylon stockings.
they do miraculously hold a mattress pad down tough, just like they used to hold nylon stockings up!