Making your bed is a simple yet effective way to start your day on the right foot. A well-made bed not only looks inviting but can also promote better sleep and overall tidiness in your bedroom. As simple as it may seem making your bed is one simple task that helps you start your day with a win. In this blog, we’ll outline five easy steps to making your bed properly, transforming your daily chore into a satisfying routine.
Step 1: Strip the Bed and Have Fresh Bedding Ready
The first step in making your bed is to strip it of all the bedding. Remove your pillows, sheets, and any blankets or duvets. This gives you a fresh start and ensures you can properly remake the bed from scratch.
Step 2: Smooth the Fitted Sheet
Once the bed is stripped, it’s time to start making the bed from the bottom up. Begin with the fitted sheet. Stretch it tightly over the mattress, making sure it fits snugly at all corners. This helps prevent wrinkles and provides a smooth foundation for the rest of your bedding.
Step 3: Add the Flat Sheet or Duvet
Depending on your bedding preference, you can either use a flat sheet or a duvet as the next layer. Smooth it out, ensuring it’s evenly distributed on the bed. If using a flat sheet, tuck the bottom under the mattress, leaving enough at the top to fold over your other bedding for a clean look. For a duvet, place it evenly over the mattress.
Step 4: Arrange the Pillows and Shams
Pillows are the focal point of your bed, so they should be arranged neatly. Start with the larger pillows against the headboard or wall. Place your sleeping pillows, and then add decorative shams or smaller throw pillows in front. Arrange them symmetrically to create an inviting and well-balanced appearance.
Step 5: Fold Over and Tuck
To give your bed that final, polished look, fold the flat sheet or duvet over the top of your pillows. Tuck it neatly under the pillows to create a clean, folded edge. This not only adds a touch of elegance but also keeps your top bedding in place while you sleep.
Bonus Step: Fluff and Smooth
For the finishing touch, take a moment to fluff your pillows and smooth out any wrinkles or lumps in your bedding. This small but important step ensures your bed looks inviting and comfortable.
Making your bed properly is a simple task that can have a significant impact on the look and feel of your bedroom. By following these five easy steps, you’ll transform your bed into a welcoming sanctuary and start your day with a sense of accomplishment. For a video on making your bed follow this link. So, take a few extra minutes each morning to make your bed, and you’ll enjoy the benefits of a tidy and peaceful space. As always, The White Glove Maid Service will do this for you if you don’t want to!