Everyone loves a well-made bed, but what really is the best way to make a bed? Think about the last time you took a vacation getaway. Remember how you felt when you walked into your hotel room, scanned the decor, and then your eyes settled on the bed. Neatly made, pillows perfectly symmetrical to the headboard and each other, so welcoming in its silent invitation to make you comfortable. Now think about your experience each evening when you return home to your own bed and you think- how did the maid do it? If you have ever had the temptation to remake your bed just before getting into it at night, then it may be time for a refresher course in the best ways to make a bed.
From Martha Stewart to the military, there are many systems designed to turn out a properly made bed. Closer analysis reveals that they are not so different from each other. The best ways to make a bed are both straightforward and methodical. The best way to make your bed is to find a system you like that you can stick with. The more you practice, the better and faster you will get!
For time's sake, it is easier to use a fitted sheet than to make hospital corners with a flat sheet. So first, install the fitted sheet. Next, position the flat sheet evenly across the bed with even lengths of material hanging down from the three non-headboard sides. Martha Stewart suggests leaving the left and right sides untucked for more comfortable sleeping, but experiment and see what feels best. At minimum, evenly tuck in the flat sheet material underneath the mattress across the foot-end of the bed. Then, reposition the comforter on top of the flat sheet. Tuck the pillows into their cases, and position them as you like at the head of the bed.
Presto! A quick, clean, neat, bed awaits you when you return home tonight!