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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Bedskirts Simplified

We have phones now and more boxes unpacked, so I'm feeling a little less overwhelmed. Things are coming together! So what's this about bed skirts? Here's a tip from my husband!

Picture this: my husband and I wrestling with a king-size mattress to place it perfectly on the bed skirt while keeping the bed skirt in place. In order to do this, you would need to lift the mattress above the bed and lay it gently on top of the bed skirt.

Do you know how much king-size mattresses weigh? I don't either, but they are HEAVY! We could never get it right ... until now. 

My wonderful husband came up with this idea: he cut a u-shape out of the top of the the bed skirt (the part that goes under the mattress), with the opening of the u at the head of the bed. He left a foot of material all around to tuck between the mattress and box springs. 

He suggests starting at the foot of the bed when tucking the bed skirt in, in order to get the corners in the right place, and then do each side.  Flipping the mattress just got easier, and washing your bed skirt isn't a chore. 

Isn't it amazing what you learn when you move?

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Spring Cleaning Bedrooms

Getting a Good Night's Sleep Despite Daylight Savings

Organizing Laundry



Imelda said...

This is really a great tip. Trust a man to come up with a really logical and easy way to solve an otherwise strenous task. Well I shall be following your instructions next time I have to change the valance.

Anonymous said...

Attach one side of 2 inch velcro to the edge of the box springs (not the side edge) and sew the bedskirt with the other side of the velcro at it's top edge. Then you don't have to life the mattress at all.

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