Usefulness = (Functionality x Availability) – Burden



Bed Sheets



A valance on a bed sheet has a function of being decorative but it has a high burden:

  • Every time the sheet is washed the valance must be washed too, using more water, soap and electricity.

  • A sheet with a valance will take up more space in storage.

  • A sheet with a valance will cost more than one without.

So, buy a sheet without a valance.