Simple Tip for Tighter SheetsPosted by MeckMom on Mar 5, 2009 in Popular Posts: Organizing | 1 comment
When I was pregnant with my fourth baby last year, I finally decided to fork out a hunk of cash to get a memory-foam topper for my mattress. It saved me from third trimester tossing and turning but it brought with it one incredibly annoying problem – my sheets wouldn’t stay put.
I have a fairly thick mattress to begin with, so adding an additional four inches of foam made it virtually impossible for my even my deep-pocket sheet set to stay in place. It would look nice and taught while I was making the bed, but the moment I laid down I could feel the elastic corners start to creep up the edge of the mattress. By the morning, I was left with a saggy-sheet and a crumpled bed.
My first attempt to solve the problem was a $10 set of sheet-securing straps I found at Bed, Bath & Beyond. They promised a secure fit, but they were incredibly hard to put on and popped off all the time. I gave up on those after only a few days. Then, while walking through the dollar spot at Target, I found the answer I’d been looking for – elastic mitten holders. You know, those little things that attach mittens to your kid’s coat sleeves? I snapped up two pairs for a buck each and figured it was worth a shot.
Amazingly, my little $2 solution worked perfectly. They were a snap to put on (literally) and they kept the sheets taught all night. I’ve used them for several months now and I’m still a big fan. If you’ve got sagging sheets or simply don’t want to invest in the pricy deep-pocket sheets for your thick mattress, you may want to give this simple solution a try. You should be able to find mitten holders in the winter clearance area of any big box store or in your local dollar store. Just thought I’d pass it on.