Ever wondered how to change your sheets? Here’s an easy step-by-step tutorial!
I think it starts my day off right – and I make sure to make my bed as soon as I get up, so there’s no temptation to crawl back under the covers.
The actual practice of making your bed can be very easy:
1. Pull your flat sheet up to the head of your bed. (If you’re particular, smooth out any lumps … otherwise, move on to step 2.)
2. Pull your comforter/quilt/bedspread up to the head of your bed. (Again, if you’re particular, smooth out lumps.)
3. Arrange your pillows on top.
But when it comes to changing your sheets … how do you do it?
One rule of thumb is to start with clean sheets. I’ve never ironed sheets a day in my life and I never plan on it.
Instead, I make sure to take my clean sheets out of the dryer once the cycle is over and fold them – or put them back on my bed – before they have a chance to get wrinkled.
How to Change Your Sheets
Once you have clean sheets, here a step-by-step guide on how to change them:
1. Stretch and secure a fitted sheet over your mattress.
2. Spread a flat sheet over the fitted sheet, wrong side up.
For my entire life I was taught to spread my flat sheet right side up, but I never saw the full patterns of the sheets. Just over Christmas break, when I was changing my daughter’s sheets with a brand new flannel Frozen sheet set, I realized the flat sheet was softer – and she could actually see the print – if I spread the sheet wrong side up. After that, I read that professional bed makers suggest the wrong side up – so when you pull back your covers, you can see the pattern. Makes perfect sense!
Tuck the hem of the sheet evenly under the foot of the mattress. Then, move to one side of the bed and, about 12 inches from the foot of the bed, grab the hem of the sheet. Lift up to make a triangle. Tuck the bottom half of the triangle under the mattress.
Fold the top half of the triangle and tuck it snugly under the mattress. Repeat on the other side of the mattress.
Want to see it for yourself? I’ve demonstrated the simple process here:
3. Put your pillows in fresh pillowcases and arrange at the head of your bed.
Now you’re finished changing your sheets!
Once you have a little bit of practice, it gets easier … and your bed will look nice!
How often do you change your sheets? Who taught you how to change sheets?
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