I love it when the air around me smells fragrant. Here's a tip for good smelling bed linens. Find a fabric softener sheet whose scent you love, and cut it in half. Put one or both halves between the pillowcase and the bed pillow (one half on each side of the pillow). Every time you put your head on the pillow, you smell the fragrance just a little. It is not overwhelming. My guests often comment how nice it smells on the guest pillows.
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Kids don't make beds anymore or they don't make them properly. I have two tips just for the bed.
My 89-year old mother has macular degeneration in both eyes, so her vision is very limited. Mom also has arthritis, which limits the feeling in her fingertips and strength of her hands.
The one thing I hate is stripping the bed sheets and re-making the bed. I have a tip that saves time and adds padding. I put every single fitted sheet I have on the mattress over one another.
Have a bedspread, such as all one color chenille, that is hard to tell where the corners are, making it hard to place on the bed? Take a piece of ribbon or embroidery floss a shade lighter. From the back, make a stitch, tie if off and leave tails a couple inches long.
Work smarter, not harder. When changing your sheets, begin by tossing your bed cover over to the opposite side, out of the way. Then place your clean fitted sheet and flat sheet on top of your bed, unfolded. Peel off the first corner of the sheets your changing, replace that same corner with the clean sheets, pocket first, then flat over the top.
When I do the laundry, I leave pillow cases inside out. Then when using them, I reach my hand inside, grab the two corners and the tips of pillow and turn pillow case right over.
I often get mixed up which direction my comforter goes since it has a large floral pattern and the width and length are closer than on a twin comforter. To solve this problem, I pinned a safety pin on the two underside corners that lay at the head of my bed.
I have an easier way of making a bed up. When I make my bed in the mornings, I don't go around the bed five or six times. I do one side of bed completely before going to the other side.
Hubby has oily skin and, being bald, he has no hair that absorbs at least some of the oil on his scalp. I bought several used beach towels at the Thrift Store and made them into pillow cases that I put over the pillow to protect it before slipping on the pretty top pillow case.
During night time potty training, I came up with an idea to avoid middle of the night sheet changing by "doubling up". I made up the mattress like this: plastic fitted sheet, regular cotton sheet, plastic fitted sheet, cotton sheet.
My most favorite way of keeping warm is to use flannel sheets on the bed. Apparently it's a good idea because my two dogs love it, too. I also purchased a electric heater that rolls easily from room to room, great money saver.
Try this way of folding a queen size top sheet so that it can be laid by the top of the bed and unfolded to end up exactly where it should be on the bed.
I learned that I could make my bed in the time it took for the water in the shower to get warm. Smooth the sheets and fluff the pillow as you get out of the bed. Turn on the shower. Then make the other side of the bed including spread or comforter.
I put pillows into silk cases before putting them into their cotton ones. They do not stick.
When making your bed, put the fitted sheet on one corner of the foot then go around to the opposite side to the head of the bed and put the sheet on and finish. You will never again make your bed any other way, no more of the sheet slipping off.
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I have a king size blanket, recently purchased from JCP. All the seams look the same. How do I tell what goes at the top and what goes at the bottom for a perfect fit?
Lay it out on the bed one direction, then rotate it putting what was on the side on the top. Decide which way you think it fits best, then sew a small colored ribbon in the bottom right corner, or even both bottom corners - now when you have to put it back on the bed, you know exactly which way it goes.
I've been wanting to redecorate my room for a while now, but have hesitated because I didn't want to spend money on a new bedspread. The other night I stayed in a hotel where they "triple sheeted" my bed and I enjoyed how that felt and looked. Is there a proper way to make a bed this way? Or does anyone have other ideas?
Why would anyone triple sheet a bed? Especialy a Hotel?? Do they think the two underneath stay clean? I think not. I wouldnt want to sleep on a sheet that was under one somone er.. two used the night before.. yuk!!
I don't think the last post was meant to be funny but ... lol
A triple sheeted bed is a fitting sheet, sheet and then sheet over the top blanket. The two upper work similar to a duvet cover so instead of buying an expensive new bedspread, you can cover w/ a much cheaper sheet! To get a cool patter you could buy fabric instead of a sheet.
And an additional to the last comment - triple sheeting can be much more sanitary for hotels since some hotels do not require laundering of bedspreads after each guest, only sheets!
Thank you, that was so much more helpful!
I have one of those foam bed toppers on my bed. After I put the sheet on, the foam wrinkles up, almost folds in several different places. Any ideas on how to keep it flat?