You probably know that annoying situation when you have just bought new sheets and you are trying to fit them on your bed. Well, fitting them will be easy, but keeping them in place is the real struggle.
It might even seem that whatever you do, the sheets will keep on slipping and sliding from all corners when you toss and turn during sleep. And fitting the sheets on the bed every morning is not going to cut it.
You might even be tempted to just duct tape them to the mattress and get this whole struggle over with. Well, even though this sounds interesting, there are a few things that you can try before you resort to that option.
Luckily, there are plenty of effortless ways that you can try to keep your sheets in place while you move around freely at night. Keep reading to find out more.
First of All, Putting a Fitted Sheet on the Bed
Determine which side of the sheet is the longer side and which is the shorter side. Place one corner over the top edge by the head of the bed, next, you need to extend it lengthwise along the same side to the foot, starting with the long end.
Continue in a clockwise direction until all four corners of the mattress are tightly fastened. Make sure the elastic fits nicely on the corners and smooth out any wrinkles.
It can be difficult to tell which part of the sheet is longer than the other at times. It becomes a whole lot easier if you choose striped sheets. All you need to do is ensure the stripes are vertically aligned, and your fitted sheet will be in the proper place.
Fasten With Sheet Suspenders
This could be the solution for all your struggles with the sheets. These tiny suspenders keep your sheets in place no matter how much you move around while you sleep, it will maintain the constant pressure and will make tidying the bed a lot easier for you.
There are different types of suspender clips, some of them are designed to go criss-cross to provide extra support for all sides of the sheet, and other types come with a strap to keep the middle of your mattress underside in place.
If you think those suspenders are too pricey, you can consider making your own at home! It is quite simple, you only need a few safety pins and a few long elastic strips.
Get the Right Size
First and foremost, you need to make sure the size of the sheet you are getting is matching your mattress, it does not matter if it is queen or king size. To make sure you are getting the perfect size for your bed, you need to measure the dimensions of the bed and compare them to the dimensions on the new sheets package you plan to buy.
Even though this is a bit more effort than what you want, checking the dimensions and getting a perfect size is something that will help you fit your sheets on the bed with a lot less struggle.
Try Elastic Straps
If you are not a fan of shopping around and looking for specific dimensions for your bed, you might want to consider using elastic straps. By sewing the straps into the corners of your sheet. If you have an idea of how sewing machines work, this will be a piece of cake for you.
Use Non-Slip Rug Corners
If you want to do a little shopping for good sheets, you should consider trying non-slip rug corners. These undersides are designed to grip on the surface they are on, which makes it quite difficult for the corners to slip while you move during sleep.
Zip the Sheets
Even though this is a method usually used for children and toddlers to prevent them from moving the sheets around as they move a lot at night, it also works for adult beds. This method ensures the sheet stays in place.
This is because the primary fastening part of these sheets is positioned under the bed, allowing the top part to be stretched out and zipped back in place as needed. This is not the most usual method, but it is quite effective.
Put a Rough Under-sheet Beneath the Top Sheet
This is a great way to increase the friction between the fitted sheet and the rough sheet, making it more difficult for the top sheet to move around. However, this method is not recommended for people who struggle with heat discomfort during sleep or sensitive skin.
The extra sheet can cause the heat to increase while you sleep, which could make it very uncomfortable for people who run hot while sleeping.
Try Bed Rubber Bands
When you think of rubber bands, you probably imagine the small bands that toddlers play with. However, these rubber bands could be your lifesaver when it comes to keeping your sheets in place.
When you buy a new set, try fastening the rubber band across the mattress after placing your fitted sheets in place. This will ensure your sheets stay in place no matter how much you move around.
Use Safety Pins
The simplest ways could be the solution when it comes to annoying problems like sheets moving around while you sleep. This method is quite simple, all you need to do is attach safety pins to hold the sheets in place. Saving you all the trouble of buying new sheets or separate tools to keep them from moving.
Buying the mattress, getting the perfect-sized sheets, and fitting them on the bed could be a bit of a long process, but the pleasure of having your bed made perfectly, allowing you to freely toss and turn while sleeping is definitely worth the struggle.