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Two decorative pillows propped up on a headboard.

Keeping Pillows Looking Nice on a BedI have two pillows on my bed that I don't use at night. They are simply there for decoration. I used two Command picture hanging strips (one for each pillow) to hold those pillows up and keep them always looking perky!

 

Using a towel to move a mattress.

Moving a Mattress with TowelsEach month, we do a deep clean and vacuum in our bedroom which includes taking the mattress out of the room. The mattress has handles around the edges but they're not easy to grip.

 

A bed in the process of having the sheets changed.

Changing Sheets an Easier WayWork smarter, not harder. When changing your sheets, begin by tossing your bed cover over to the opposite side, out of the way. Then place your clean fitted sheet and flat sheet on top of your bed, unfolded. Peel off the first corner of the sheets your changing, replace that same corner with the clean sheets, pocket first, then flat over the top.

 

Use Silk Pillowcases Inside Cotton

Use Silk Pillowcases Inside CottonI put pillows into silk cases before putting them into their cotton ones. They do not stick.

 

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Beach Towel To Protect PillowHubby has oily skin and, being bald, he has no hair that absorbs at least some of the oil on his scalp. I bought several used beach towels at the Thrift Store and made them into pillow cases that I put over the pillow to protect it before slipping on the pretty top pillow case.

 

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Simplify Stripping Bed SheetsThe one thing I hate is stripping the bed sheets and re-making the bed. I have a tip that saves time and adds padding. I put every single fitted sheet I have on the mattress over one another.

 

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Tablecloth as Waterproof Bed PadIf you need a temporary waterproof pad, use a flannel-backed plastic table cloth with the flannel side up. Works great.

 

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Drying a Memory Foam Mattress QuicklyIf your mattress is very wet, cover with towels and walk up and down on it until the excess is soaked up. Finally stand mattress on side next to radiator and rotate as necessary. It will dry within the day.

 

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Make That Bed Before You ShowerI learned that I could make my bed in the time it took for the water in the shower to get warm. Smooth the sheets and fluff the pillow as you get out of the bed. Turn on the shower. Then make the other side of the bed including spread or comforter.

 

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Bed Making Tip for Bed WettersIf you have a child who soaks the bed in the night, just put a rubber sheet on to protect the mattress. Then add another sheet and then another rubber sheet, and finally another sheet on top of that.

 

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Folding Sheets for Easier Bed MakingTry this way of folding a queen size top sheet so that it can be laid by the top of the bed and unfolded to end up exactly where it should be on the bed.

 

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Tips For Making BedsI have an easier way of making a bed up. When I make my bed in the mornings, I don't go around the bed five or six times. I do one side of bed completely before going to the other side.

 

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Hydrogen Peroxide For StainsPour on hydrogen peroxide on the stain, and immediately scrub with towel. Let dry and reapply if needed. My mattress took two treatments.

 

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Fragrant Bed PillowsI love it when the air around me smells fragrant. Here's a tip for good smelling bed linens. Find a fabric softener sheet whose scent you love, and cut it in half.

 

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Cleaning Different Stains from Pillow Top MattressI cleaned a pillow top mattress with Spray Nine and it definitely got out the pee smell. This is to all those dads out there with Spray Nine.

 

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Bed Making TipsKids don't make beds anymore or they don't make them properly. I have two tips just for the bed.

 

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Herbal Sachets for Fresh Smelling SheetsI don't like to buy all of the expensive softeners and perfumes to make my linens smell good because they don't smell natural. It's almost always chemical.

 

Tape around corner of mattress.

Use Tape To Keep Bedding In PlaceTo keep your bedding from falling on the floor, and making the bed in the morning a snap, just use sock tape (used by hockey players to keep their socks up) on the two bottom corners of the covers.

 

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Use Flat Sheets Over ComforterWith a king sized bed, washing bedding is a major task - and washing blankets and comforters sometimes necessitates a trip to a laundromat to use the high capacity machines.

 

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Making a BedWhen making your bed, put the fitted sheet on one corner of the foot then go around to the opposite side to the head of the bed and put the sheet on and finish. You will never again make your bed any other way, no more of the sheet slipping off.

 

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Baking Soda And Sunshine For Freshening PillowsBaking Soda And Sunshine For Freshening Pillows. Pillows are hard on our washers. To clean them, either take them to the laundromat and use their machines.

 

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Cure for Slipping BedskirtsA cure for slipping bedskirts. If you have a problem with slipping bedskirts on your box springs, put an old fitted sheet on the box springs and hand stitch the bedskirt to the sheet. . .

 

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Preventing Mattress OdorsTo prevent any musky or unidentifiable odors when I change my linens I dust the mattress with baby powder. You can use the baby powder from the dollar store. Make the bed as usual and know that you will sleep like a baby. By Pat from Peoria, Az.

 

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Freshening Dresser DrawersTo freshen your dresser drawers, put a used fabric softener sheet in them.

 

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Keeping a Lump Free MattressIf you want to avoid lumps in your mattress just turn your mattress once a week. No more lump problems!

 

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