How to Make a Bed

What's the matter? Didn't your parents teach you how to make your own bed when you were a kid? Fear not, eHow will help you out with the instructions. These steps are for the traditional blanket and bedspread. If you use a comforter or thick quilt, you can simply place it on top of the sheets without tucking it in. Pillows go on top.

Make a Bed
  1. Put the bottom sheet on the mattress. If it is a fitted sheet, it will have sewn-in corners and you can fit it snugly over the mattress. If it's a flat sheet, follow step 2 to make hospital corners.

  2. Lay the top sheet on the mattress so there's enough to tuck under the mattress on all four sides. Tuck the sheet snugly under the mattress at the foot of the bed and the head of the bed. Tuck the corners under the mattress on the long sides, making sure that the folds are flat. Tuck in the sides, pulling the sheet taut.

  3. Place the top sheet over the fitted or bottom sheet, and again make hospital corners, but this time only at the foot of the bed.

  4. Add blankets, repeating step 3.

  5. Fold the top sheet back over the blankets at the head of the bed, pulling the sheet back about half a foot, and tuck under the side flaps.

  6. Slip pillowcases over the pillows.

  7. Place the pillows on top of the blanket and sheets at the head of the bed. Lay them flat, or prop them up against the headboard or wall.

  8. Place the bedspread, quilt or comforter on the bed.

  9. If you have a bedspread or thin quilt, fold the top of the spread down, lay the pillows on top, then fold the spread back over them, leaving part of the spread tucked under the pillows.

  10. Place any remaining decorator pillows over the bed covering.

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