Bed Making Etiquette: Tips And Techniques For Making The Perfect Bed

Bed-making etiquette is as important as cleaning etiquette. Bed-making is not just about sticking two sheets together and calling it a bed. It is actually about the process of combining a pile of two sheets into one, soft, fluffy mattress. A bed is, in fact, a series of layers-a pile of fiberglass and laminate, held together with pressure and heat. The laminate most often is held in place by heat and friction, while the core is held in place by heat and pressure.

Removing Debris

Bed-making etiquette involves taking the time to remove all dust mites, loose thread, or any other debris from the bedsheets before putting them together. Loose threads may be snagged along with the bedding, or on any flat surfaces near the sheets. The first layer should always be fitted tightly to the top sheet. This creates a smooth surface for the second layer.

Cut And Bind Linen

When it comes to bed-making etiquette, we will consider the proper way to cut and bind the linen. It is important to make sure that the fitted sheets are the same size, otherwise, they will not lay flat. The edges must be sewn down, or else they will fray when they have pulled apart. Care should also be taken to check the right length of the bedsheets.

If you are a new comforter owner, you may be wondering how you should care for your bed-making linen. First of all, if you have ever had a comforter before, you know how tough they can be. It's common to find that the seams can easily rip and fray, especially at the corners. A good rule of thumb is to leave about two inches of space from corner to corner. If you find that this is too much, you can use two pieces of the same color as your duvet cover (one darker and one lighter). If this is still not enough, use three colors of fitted sheets instead. Along with this, you should also consider painting your bedroom.

If you have a fresh linen duvet cover, you may be tempted to throw it away after washing it. If you only wash your sheets once every two weeks, your hemp bedding will last you for years. But if you have hand-washed freshly laundered sheets, you should try not to wash them more than twice. Just because your hand-washed sheets smell clean doesn't mean that they are clean.

If you are a new mother, you'll know what mommy-to-be already knows: washing is one of the most important parts of her morning routine! Washing the sheets is probably second only to putting on her make-up. She must get rid of all the grime from the last night on the sheets before starting her day. Washing them can take time, but it's an important part of the clean-up process. You want to keep the sheets as clean and dry as possible so that they'll be better for the baby. Here are a few tips for keeping the sheets looking fresh and beautiful.

Clear The Sheets

Before washing, it's a good idea to clear the sheets first so that you can see just how dirty they are. There's nothing more irritating than seeing a beautiful bed made out of brown, faded linen that needs to be tossed out and replaced with new, bright sheets. You don't want to have to deal with this problem during bed making, so get started right away. Take out all the tags from the corners, including the ones that say "cropped" or "napped". You can also use the tags off the edges of the mattress to get all the corners and seams white.

Clean The Duvet

A lot of new mothers don't pay enough attention to their bedsheets. They may think that they only need to wash the linens every other day. You can ruin your bed-making etiquette if you leave dirty bed sheets lying around for too long.

Clean The Duvet Cover

Another important bed etiquette tip is to clean the duvet cover (the top layer of your sheets) regularly. A lot of women make the mistake of ignoring their duvet cover because they think that it won't get dirty. This is a big mistake, especially if you're using organic cotton bedding. If you're using real cotton, it will get dirty in less than two weeks. If you use synthetic fabric, you might not even notice that it's there for a few months!

Check The Corners  

Bed-making etiquette dictates that you should check the corners of the fitted sheet before you put it on the bed. If the corners look frayed, it could mean that the seams are coming apart. This could be very annoying and it will also be an eyesore. Before you put the first one on, try to take a sharp knife and poke a hole in the middle of it.

Flip It Over 

Another very common mistake is not turning the fitted sheet back over onto the bed when it is done. A lot of women think that it will make it easier to remove the duvet when they want to wash it, but this is not true. Most of the time, it will come off much easier if you just flip it over. It will take a lot longer to do it when it's all messed up.

Skip The Corners 

Duvets are supposed to have four corners. That's it, and we're talking about all four corners. Most people don't pay attention to this bed-making etiquette and in turn, the sheets can start to fray at the corners. Do yourself a favor and inspect the corners of the duvet before you put it on the bed so that you can see what kind of damage has been done to it.

Use Smaller Duvet Covers 

Bed making is a science, but the corners of your duvet are very important. By ignoring this, you'll be causing your duvet to become worn out much quicker. One way to avoid this is to use smaller-sized duvet covers. When you first get your duvet, you should put a layer on top of the duvet first (i.e. the sheet that goes on underneath the duvet).

Larry Alton is a blogger and passionate writer at She loves cooking and is fond of traveling.  

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