There are two kinds of people: Those who in the bed making camp who make their beds religiously every morning, aaaand those who are ok with crumpled sheets. I’m in the former — a freshly made bed gets me off to a good, clean start in the morning. No judgments here! I haven’t always been a bed maker, but when I started seeing how pretty it looked each time I walk through my room… well it just makes my day a little brighter.
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This brings me to my 5 bed making hacks, which can hopefully come in handy for the bed-makers and non-makers alike!
1. Box spring. If you don’t have a bed skirt like my friend scored, and have one of those unsightly exposed box springs, simply use a crisp, white fitted sheet to cover it up.
2. Flat Sheet. When making your bed, make sure the printed side of your flat sheet is facing down (like in this Instagram photo.) Trust me, it’s so soft and soothing, and you’ll never go back! It’s one of those bed making hacks that seems so simple but makes such a big difference.
3. Pillowcases. If you have a lot of pillowcases to put on when you’re changing out bedding around your house, the whole awkward hold-the-pillow-under-your-chin thing can get old quick. Simply fold your pillow in half horizontally (so it’s long and thin), hold the sides together with one hand, and slip it into the case with the other. It’ll unfold on its own and settle in nicely.
4. Bedding. Buy the best quality bedding you can afford. Don’t skimp on comfort and style in this area of your home just to save a few bucks. Your bed should be a place you can truly rest and rejuvenate each evening. I buy most of my bedding from HomeGoods or TJ Maxx – it’s often cheaper than big box discount stores and much better quality. Want to shop online? The bedding above is from Wayfair for under $100.
5. Storage. To help keep your linen closet or drawer organized, after you fold freshly laundered sheets, simply slip them into a corresponding pillowcase so it’s an easy-to-access packet when you’re ready to change the beds. And to avoid that musty storage smell, add a dryer sheet in with everything.