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Bye, Bye, Cat Hair, Welcome to The Best Blanket Ever!
A small selection of blankets...
Last night I spent under a cloud. Not a heavy and clammy one, no, no, all in the contrary, a very fluffy, warm and cozy one! I was snuggled into the most luxuriously feeling, unbelievably soft and cozy blanket I ever came across.
As a German cat lover, until two years ago, I was used to sleep under a down comforter, covered by a cotton or microfiber envelope, more or less thickly covered in cat hair. There was nearly nothing to do about that, with two white cats living in my house, it was just a daily nuisance, hard to get rid of, but also hard to get used to.
Then, two years ago, I noticed that the bright red microfiber plush blanket that I had on my sofa never was covered by cat hair, it hardly showed any signs of them at all. So I started to think how it would be to use that instead of my cotton covered down comforter. After all, I thoroughly enjoyed it when I took a nap in the afternoon, so why not try it overnight? I'm always a bit hesitant about artificial fibers, assuming they will make you sweaty and uncomfortable, but on the other hand, the cat hair on my blankets was really grossing me out.
So one day, I bit the bullet, and I tried it out. And yes, it was great, no sweat, just cozy warmth, featherlight and great climate under it all night. Wow, I was convinced, that was it!
Additionally, these blankets come in all sizes, other than our comforters, which are maximally 1,55m wide, which still doesn't allow for two people to sleep comfortably under them. So, my first microfiber blanket for the bed was a queen size and it was great. In winter, we just took a second one on top of it, and that was warm enough for all winter.
Every few days, you throw them into the laundry, they dry within no time and are fresh and still wonderfully fluffy. Cat hair? No, thanks. No evidence at all. Strange, but true!
But now, I came across the next generation of fluff blankets, and we bought the fluffiest microfiber blanket ever at TJ-Maxx two days ago. It is a full king size, has the feel and warmth of a chinchilla or a mink fur, where your fingers can hardly discern if they already touch it or not, but it weighs next to nothing. It is like sleeping under a fluffy, warm, cozy cloud!
It is not that the cats suddenly stopped shedding, but the blankets are so soft that they don't hold on to the cat hair, and they don't seem to build up any static, so the hair just can't stick to it. There is an accidential hair or two from time to time, but nothing in comparison to anything you're used to with cotton bedcovers!
The only disadvantage of it is that it is extremely hard to leave this heavenly warm and cozy bed after a good nights sleep and get up and conquer the world again. But I think I will learn to cope with that. It definitely is worth it!