Grab your long-handled wooden spoon and let's get to bed making. There is a science in making the immaculate and consistent military-style bed. Use this method at home and know that your making your bed just like soldiers do every day.
Making your bed is easy; avoiding the urge to climb on in is the tough part. Follow these steps for a snug and secure night's sleep.
Step 1: Place the fitted sheet on the mattress
Place the fitted sheet on the bed by securing the corner elastic under the corners of the mattress. Tuck all of the edges of the sheet tightly around and under the mattress.
Step 2: Place the top sheet over the fitted sheet
Lay the top sheet over the fitted sheet, with the sheet's top edge even with the top of the mattress. Be sure that the sides of the sheet hang evenly over each side of the mattress.
Place the edge of the sheet with the longer hem – about 2 inches wide – at the head of the bed.
Step 3: Tuck the bottom of the sheet under mattress
Use a long-handled wooden spoon to tightly tuck the sheet if you have trouble lifting the mattress.
Step 4: Create a diagonal fold at the corner of top sheet
Lift the top sheet about a foot away from the foot of the bed on the bedside. Pull straight up to form a diagonal fold and lay the fold flat on top of the bed.
Step 5: Tuck the corner and the diagonal fold
Tuck the piece that is hanging from the corner under the mattress. Smooth the diagonal fold down over the side of the bed, and tightly tuck it under the mattress.
Step 6: Tuck the sheet to the top of the bed
Tuck the side of the top sheet securely under the edge of the bed.
Don't tuck in the last foot of the sheet near the head of the bed. Fold the top side of the sheet down to form a nice, crisp edge.
Step 7: Repeat steps on the other side of mattress
Center your pillow at the head of the bed and look forward to a good night's
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