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Fitted Sheet Masterclass: Right Way, First Time, Every Time

Fitted Sheet Masterclass: Right Way, First Time, Every Time

How many times have you managed to get your fitted sheet on, only to find that by the time you're up to the final corner, you have it on the wrong way? I know it happens to everyone, it happens to me too. I should know all about sheets, I have been selling them for many years now and this little pearl of wisdom has only just come to my attention.

Why is it so frustrating?

Let's face it, struggling with fitted sheets can be a real hassle. They seem to have a mind of their own, slipping out of your grasp and twisting in all the wrong directions. It's enough to make you want to throw in the towel and give up on making your bed altogether. But fear not, because there are some simple tricks and tips that can help you conquer the fitted sheet challenge once and for all.

1. Start with the right corner

When you're ready to put on your fitted sheet, always start with the right corner. This will ensure that you have the sheet oriented correctly from the beginning. It may seem like a small detail, but it makes all the difference in the end result. Roughly lay the sheet on your bed , make sure you have the sheet the right way up and not inside out. Standing at the foot of your bed, put the corner of the sheet that has the label on the right hand corner. Continue to the other side and fit the sheet at the foot end. Finish with the head end corners- left then right.

2. What is the wall depth?

If you find that your fitted sheet still tends to slip off the corners consider the depth of the wall of your sheets. A good quality fitted sheet will have a wall depth of 40cm. This is ample for the majority of mattresses. If you have a super deep mattress that is 36cm or deeperĀ think about buying sheets with a 50cm wall. Fitted sheets can have a wall depth as low as 20cm, if this is what you're working with fold them up and put them in the cupboard- you're not going to win with these!

Why is the Depth of Your Sheets Important?

When it comes to fitted sheets, the depth plays a crucial role in ensuring a snug and secure fit. If the sheet is too shallow, it won't be able to fully cover the corners of your mattress, leading to constant slipping and bunching up. This not only affects the overall appearance of your bed but also disrupts your sleep and comfort.

3. Treat yourself to quality sheets

Investing in high-quality sheets can make a world of difference when it comes to putting on fitted sheets. Cheap, flimsy sheets are more likely to slip and slide, making the task even more frustrating. Treat yourself to sheets made by reputable brands such as Sheridan, Bianca or 2010 Linen Co. Not only are they made from superior materials such as A grade cotton, linen or tencel , the strength of the elastic used means your sheets will fit well time after time after time.

The Conclusion...........

Getting your fitted sheet on the right way, the first time, doesn't have to be a daunting task. With these simple tricks and tips, you'll be able to conquer the fitted sheet challenge with ease. Remember to start with finding the label , make sure the sheet is on the right way , standing at the foot of the bed start on the right side corner with the label on this corner. Next step is to do the other corner at the foot end and then finish with the head end.

Ā Don't forget to treat yourself to high-quality sheets that will make the task a breeze. Say goodbye to twisted sheets and hello to a perfectly made bed every time!

Incase you're wondering what sheets I recommend. After searching for the ultimate sheets- not too thick, not too thin, something soft and luxurious, sheets that I can wash and tumble dry without worrying about shrinkage, I started on developing our own sheets. Made just for the Australian climate, our own specialised brand called 2010 Linen Co. was created.Ā 2010 Linen Co. sheetsĀ  are made especially for the ever changing Australian Climate and are suitable to use in all four seasons.. They won't pill or shrink and are a proper 800 thread count, 100% A grade cotton sheets.Ā 

Proper 800 thread count. What do I mean by this? More ( so,so much more ) about thread count next time.

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