StayTips March 12, 2024

How to Make Your Bed Properly

Making a bed properly can not only enhance the overall appearance of your bedroom but also contribute to better sleep hygiene. Here’s a step-by-step guide to making a bed the correct way:

  1. Strip the Bed: Remove all bedding including sheets, pillowcases, and any blankets or duvets.
  2. Mattress Pad or Protector: If you have a mattress pad or protector, ensure it’s clean and put it back on the mattress.
  3. Fitted Sheet: Start by placing the fitted sheet over the mattress. Make sure the corners are snugly fitted around the mattress corners.
  4. Flat Sheet (optional): If you use a flat sheet, spread it evenly over the fitted sheet. Make sure the top edge of the flat sheet aligns with the top edge of the mattress, leaving some overhang at the sides and bottom.
  5. Blanket or Duvet: Lay your blanket or duvet on top of the flat sheet if you’re using one. Again, make sure it’s spread evenly with some overhang on the sides and bottom.
  6. Fold Down Top Sheet and Blanket/Duvet: Fold the top sheet and blanket or duvet down about 1/3 of the way towards the foot of the bed.
  7. Pillows: Place your pillows against the headboard or wall, with the open ends of the pillowcases facing outward. Arrange them neatly.
  8. Pillowcases: Slide pillowcases onto the pillows, ensuring they’re tucked in neatly and the open ends are facing towards the outer edge of the bed.
  9. Accent Pillows (optional): If you have any decorative or accent pillows, place them in front of the sleeping pillows.
  10. Throw Blanket (optional): If you use a throw blanket for decor, drape it over the foot of the bed.
  11. Smooth Out Wrinkles: Once everything is in place, take a moment to smooth out any wrinkles on the sheets, blanket, or duvet for a polished look.
  12. Adjustment: Step back and take a look at your bed to ensure everything looks tidy and well-arranged. Make any necessary adjustments.

Following these steps will help you make your bed neatly and correctly. Remember, the key is to ensure everything is smooth, aligned, and visually appealing.