Source: My mom!
By Diane from Iowa City, IA
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I'm a retired machinist/machine repair and always had to match mark parts to put back together easy. So as your bed sheet I've marked the sheets similar to suggestion. I've also put a marks on top sheet to make sure it hangs evenly on both sides.
Good show, also pillows and p-cases marked Mom & Dad. Machinist are a bunch of doing things with precision.
I've got all of my fitted sheets and mattress pads marked and I'm loving it. No more wrestling with figuring out which way they go to put them on the bed.
Using a permanent marker, I put a long black mark on the hem at the top left corner and the bottom right corner. It is large enough that it's easy to see and being on the inside hem, it is tucked under the mattress well out of sight. To make sure I didn't mess up and mark any of them wrong, I marked all of them after I had them laying in the right direction on the bed.
When changing the bed, usually I start at the head of the bed on the left side. So now when I pick up the fitted sheet or mattress pad, I look for the black mark. I have a choice of two corners which makes it easy to find.
This was just a simple step that made life a little easier for me and added a little fun to making the bed.
I forgot to mention that I also mark the middle of the flat sheet so I don't have to keep going from one side or the other making sure it is even! You fold it under the mattress anyway.
This is a great tip, but allow me to put the "blind chick spin" on it. Instead of marker, you could sew a small tag or slip of ribbon onto the corner in question. It wouldn't have to be obvious. But, it would be a great tactile clue for me. I know which way one of my comforters goes on because of where the "do not remove" tag is. Even when that tag is removed, there's a little stiff ribbon-like material where it was. :D
This is one of my duh moments. Why didn't I think of this myself. LOL. Voting for this tip. : )
We do this too, it really helps since we have three beds at our house and they are all different sizes. We also mark which bed the sheets belong to.
I have been labeling the corners on the last few sheet sets I bought. It is a great time saver.
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