Place a large diaper pin on one corner (usually near the wall where it does not show) of the bed. Pin the comforter through the sheet to a small edge of the top mattress. Now when they get out of bed, all they have to do is flip the comforter up over the bed and flip the pillow on top of the comforter! Whew! That was easy. Happy Bed Making!
By Jane from Paducah, KY
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I received a feather bed as a gift a few years ago and love it, but keeping the goose feathers evenly distributerd and plumped up is a real chore. Many people use their feather beds as comforters, but I sleep on top of mine, which is covered with a top sheet [the sleep on top or under is a big debate in my family]. How do others keep there feather bed fluffy without tearing the whole bed apart and shake it into place every day?
I was just thinking what a clever idea this would be for anyone with challenges, mental or physical.
I'm guilty of doing approximately what you described without the diaper pin. Since I have to cover my bed with a "doggie blanket" anyway to accommodate our furry babies, why bother?
I get Deeli's point, though. I'm glad I know the proper way to make a bed, even though I don't always do it.
Deeli, I agree with you 100%. Parents are way too concerned these days with making everything easy and painless for their children - Sadly, the rest of the world isn't going to be as kind when it comes time for these kids to deal with reality. I made my bed as a kid, and I probably hated it, but it didn't traumatize me or ruin my life. What is so bad about teaching a child to work for something? It isn't just about the bed, it is preparing them for life.
LOL Patty Janes. My 9yr old daughter did the same thing. I also thought the same thing, "no harm done, doesn't matter as long as she is still getting her sleep and keeping warm". Must be an 8-9yr old thing.
I don't know, call me old fashioned, but what is wrong with teaching children to learn and do things the proper instead of easy way? :-( It's part of learning that things are going to be expected of them, without shortcuts, throughout their lifetime including work ethics. And, yes, something as simple as making a bed is part of the overall learning process.
My 9 yr. old son decided he didn't want to make his bed anymore, so, after he made it the 'last time'...he put his sleeping bag on top of it and slept in it so he would never mess it up again! I thought that was so funny - yet clever - for a 9 yr. old, that I allowed him to do it his way for as long as he felt like it. There was no harm done, and he eventually out grew it! LOL
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