Saturday, December 1, 2007

Un-untuck-able Beds

For those of you who know me well, you know I'm all about 1) shortcuts,, and 2) what the kids can do for themselves.
I mentioned in an earlier post that I only make the beds once a week. Here's why:

  1. Take the mattress off the bed. Lay your quilt, comforter, or other outer blanket face down, sideways across your foundation (in this case plywood), just so it covers the foundation, with all extra on the wall or wrong side of the bed.

  1. Lay inner blanket across outer blanket in the same style as step one. If you use a top sheet (I HATE THEM) do the same with the top sheet.

  2. Replace mattress and cover with mattress pad or/and fitted sheet.

  3. Pull remainder of (top sheet) inner blanket and outer blanket over the top of the mattress.

  1. Viola! a virtually un-untuck-able bed. The weight of the mattress plus the child holds all blankets and sheets firmly in place.

As far as I know this will only work for a twin sized bed with twin sized bedding since it is almost exactly as wide as the bed is long. It works great, and it is easy for everyone to make their own beds- even the guy on the top bunk! As an added bonus, if you are like me and see no practical use for top sheets, you can pull the fitted sheet off the mattress without disturbing the covers under the bed so it will be that much easier to make the bed up again at sheet changing time.