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Keeping A Hide-a-Bed Clean

I'm sure I'm not the first to think of this, in fact I wouldn't be surprised if I were the last.

We have 2 small kids. To keep their crumbs and doo-dads from finding their way into the clean sheets and mattress of our couch hide-a-bed, I always tuck the sheets in tight and fold it half way up. At that point, I use an old twin sheet to cover the partially folded bed. I tuck it in tight at the head of the bed, that part slides partially into the back of the couch. Then I finish folding it up and there are no gaps to allow crumbs into the sheets.

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When we need to use it, the sheets are already on, clean, and ready to go. I just pull the twin sheet off and throw it into the washer. It also makes it much easier to keep the couch clean - no more vacuuming with attachments, just pull up the sheet, shake it outside and re-use or put a fresh one on.

By Randi from Loving, TX

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