I always have trouble with fitted sheets on bed. One corner always slips off while I'm trying to stretch another on. Any tips?
After some thorough browsing ... (after years of following my own advice, I can confirm these tips are effective)
- Start with the hardest corner to reach and snuggly apply the fitted sheet there.
- Note: The elastic should rest under the mattress, not on the side
- Grab the corner diagonally across from the one you just applied and secure it in place
- Tuck in the other two corners
Tucking in diagonal corners first will help ensure the maximum stress between two points. This serves the purpose of more quickly "telling" you if you've insecurely fastened the first sheet, as well as providing a strong foundation for the process if you've done it correctly.
Related tip: Consider making a small mark on the corners of your fitted sheet to help instruct you which corner goes where!
You can temporarily hold the first corner in place using some kind of strong clip. I'm a fan of binder clips, and I imagine bulldog clips would work too.
Once the first corner is clipped in place, then you can secure the other corners more easily. If you find any of them are slipping, you can clip each one in place as you go.
When all four corners of the fitted sheet are in place, remove the clips.