Label Corner of Fitted Sheet

Before putting on a fitted sheet on a bed, take a permanent marker and write on the tag, LB or RB, depending on which side the tag is on. It makes making a bed much faster and easier! No more trying to figure out which corner goes where.


Source: My mom!

By Diane from Iowa City, IA

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September 22, 20100 found this helpful

I have been labeling the corners on the last few sheet sets I bought. It is a great time saver.

September 22, 20100 found this helpful

It took me years to learn this trick...great tip. I'll vote for this one!

September 22, 20100 found this helpful

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.

September 22, 20100 found this helpful

This is one of my duh moments. Why didn't I think of this myself. LOL. Voting for this tip. : )

September 22, 20100 found this helpful

Brilliant! I'm with eveh on this. Duh! Lol. Thank you for sharing.


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September 22, 20100 found this helpful

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

September 23, 20100 found this helpful

Sounds like a great idea. I will now be doing this too.

October 11, 20100 found this helpful

This is a great simple tip! My mom taught me something just like it!

October 24, 20100 found this helpful

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.


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May 20, 20110 found this helpful

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.


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July 13, 20120 found this helpful

Leave it to my ThriftyFun friends! Another very good tip!


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July 14, 20120 found this helpful

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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.

October 3, 20140 found this helpful

I do this too, but the more I marked, the more I noticed that the label is almost always on the upper left end on the fitted sheet, so now I just use that and don't bother to mark them.


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February 26, 20160 found this helpful

Wow! What an amazing idea!! It never fails, when I go to make the bed, I get one corner done and go to the next and *You got it* I have the sheet going the wrong way. I truly don't think I have ever started making the bed with the right end first!!


I don't know WHY!! Thank you for this wonderful crazy simple idea that will make my life just a wee bit simpler...

May 18, 20180 found this helpful

Here's a way to go one step further... (not my original idea, I'm just passing it on. saw it on tv or in a magazine, and thought, brilliant!) When you fold up a set of sheets, stack them with fitted sheet on the bottom, flat sheet next, and one pillowcase on top, then put the whole stack inside the other pillowcase. All the parts of the set stay together, and if all your sets are done this way, they make for a much more organized and neat linen closet, and it's easier to find the set you want.


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