There is no better feeling than slipping into a made up bed at the end of a long, tiring day; aside from the feel, smell and warmth of clean sheets. Not a bed maker? Does fighting the fitted sheet leave you in tangled mess? Have no fear!
Bed Making Made Easy
Start with a bed clear of pillows and put on the mattress pad. This should have elastic corners, similar to your fitted sheet. Typically, your fitted sheet will have a tag that will go at the foot of the bed. If you’re doing this on your own, start at the head of the bed and work your way around each corner, slipping the fitted sheet corner under the mattress. If you have a partner, take opposite corners. You may need to lift each corner of the best 1000 ct thread sheets to get the sheet to fit properly. By the time you reach the last corner, the fitted sheet should pull taught, but not so tight that it could rip.
Next is your blanket. You’ll need to center your blanket like you did with the flat sheet; aligning top edges, equal overhang on the sides. The bottom edge of your blanket can hang free, there’s no need to tuck. Now, at the head of the bed, you can fold down both the blanket and flat sheet about a foot or so, about the width of your pillow.Now you are ready for your flat sheet. This also has a tag that should go at the foot of the bed. The top of the sheet will have a wide, decorative hem. Standing at the foot of the bed, gather up the flat sheet at the bottom and fluff it out, draping it over the whole of the bed. Centering it is the tricky part, making sure to have an equal overhang on either side. Again, if there are two of you, it won’t be so tricky. Line the top edge of the flat sheet with the top edge of the mattress and then tuck the bottom edge in tightly. If you prefer, you can tuck in a small corner of each side near the foot of the bed.
Your pillows should be placed in the cases tag first, fluffed and placed against the headboard. These should be the pillows you sleep with. Any other decorative pillows or shams can then be placed on the bed against your pillows. A decorative throw can be placed along the foot of the bed or folded depending on your style. That’s it! You can now rest easy in your fresh-made bed.