Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Let's Make The Bed

We like to start the week out with a fresh bed so usually on Monday morning I take the old sheets off and smooth out the matress pad to dust if off a bit.
Then select a fresh set of sheets from the linen cupboard and iron the pillow cases if I have the time.
The fitted sheet is put in place and smoothed out. Next comes the top sheet that is put on backwards so that when you fold down the top you get the finished edge showing. Try to line it up so that you get equal amounts of the sheet on both sides. To do this I stand at the foot of the bed and hold the bottom of the sheet with both hands placed equal distance from the center of the sheet and kind of throw it on the bed. At that point it is close to being centered. Then go to the head of the bed and adjust the flat sheet so you have equal amounts of the sheet on both sides of the bed. Fold back the sheet, smooth it out, then tuck in the foot part and make your hospital corners by pulling the side of the sheet up at the bottom and tucking in the part that is left over, then let the sheet fall back into place.
Next take your comforter and center it on the bed like you did with the top sheet. Fold back the top and bring the flat sheet down a bit over the comforter.
Try to make sure that the top sheet is covered by the comforter and that it is straight along the edge.
To get that look you see in magazines, that also provides nice soft cushioning for reading in bed, put a couple of Euro size pillows up against the headboard or wall.
Then put your clean, pressed pillow cases on your sleeping pillows and prop them up against the Euro pillows.
Next take an extra set of pillows and cover them with some kind of complementary pillow cases and put them on top of your sleeping pillows to keep the dust off of them during the day.
From there you can do what ever you want to add some decoration. Currently this big pillow that used to be downstairs gets plunked in the middle to kind of fill in the space between the functional pillows.
Thanks for coming along with me while I made the bed and thanks for all the sweet comments, awards, and tags you gals have been leaving. It has been a busy week around her so I haven't had much time for blogging but I want you to know how much I appreciate each and every one of you.


  1. Anonymous10:20 AM

    Call me old fashioned, but there is nothing like climbing into bed at night and having freshly ironed sheets waiting. I actually love to iron so it is never a chore for me. I've never gotten Euro-sized pillows. Would you recommend I try them? We have a king-sized bed and I usually put king-sized pillows at the back.


  2. Gretchen,
    I just checked out your blog and left you a message but forgot to mention that you can pick up inexpensive Euro size pillows at Target, Marshalls or TJMax. Hope this helps.

  3. Anonymous11:01 AM

    I love a fresh pretty bed and yours is definitely that.


  4. Oh Sue, You might be my sister...I love clean's one of my favorite things on my blog page...sometimes I change my bed twice a week...I certainly didn't think anyone ever ironed sheets anymore...but you do and I do too...I always iron the pillow cases. Your bed looks clean and comfy, makes me want to lay Blessings to you, Nancy

  5. Hi, Sue, looks like a B&B around there. I love your new pic you posted of yourself, you're a cutie.


  6. Hi Sue :)

    You and I make the bed the exact same way. My mom irons the sheets, but I'm ashamed to say that I don't.

    Beautiful bed :)


  7. Oh and I forgot to say how beautiful you are!! :)

  8. So beautiful, like everything you do!

  9. Anonymous9:42 AM

    MMMMmmmmmmm, fresh ironed clean sheets. Love them! Of course now I am feeling a bit guilty that I have let the activities of the week keep me from making MY bed. It has been two days.....OK, I'm off to make it now!
    Have a great weekend,

  10. So pretty! (We have the same bed too!)


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