Simple Fitted Sheet Hack / How To Mark Which Direction It Goes

fitted sheet hack

When it comes to making your bed, it can be so frustrating, especially when making a king-size bed, to know which direction a fitted sheet needs to go. In this post, I’m going to give you a simple fitted sheet hack and a secret that works like a charm.

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What’s the fitted sheet hack secret?

Fitted sheets that you purchase from the store have a sewn-in tag in one of the corners. The corner with the tag always goes on the BOTTOM RIGHT side of your mattress or the TOP LEFT CORNER. Who would have known?

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How to Mark Your Fitted Sheet Another Way 

Once you’ve located which direction it goes, I recommend applying a big safety pin on the bottom or top side of the sheet. Then you can quickly see which side is which without spending time searching for the tag. The safety pin can be left on while laundering.

How Often Should You Change Your Sheets?

Here is a post that I found interesting. It has several good tips that I’m passing on. They stated that according to a recent survey by Mattress Advisor, the average person changes their sheets about every 24 days. That seems really discussing to me. But they go on to recommend changing your sheets weekly. That is what I do. How about you?

Check out the post here.


Jan Howell

Jan Howell

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How to Put On a Duvet Cover the Easy Way

Putting on a duvet cover can be so frustrating and exhausting, but it doesn’t’ have to be! I am going to show you how to put on a duvet cover THE EASY WAY!

It’s getting a little chilly where I live and so last week I switched from my lightweight duvet to my big fluffy down one. This task used to require my husband’s assistance, BUT NOT ANYMORE! I have learned a few ways to make this process a lot easier, and I thought while I was doing it I would film it to show you how it’s done.


I’m sure some of you have heard of the “burrito” method- where you roll up the duvet with the cover and then unroll it and voilà, the cover is magically on. I find this method works like a charm if you have a lighter weight duvet, however, if you have a big fluffy one, it’s a little awkward. The “grab and pull through method” works best for bulkier duvets.

I am going to show you both methods and hopefully one of them you’ll find helpful.

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Grab and Pull Through Method

This is the method I like to use on bulkier duvets. If yours come with ties on the inner corners, this will help with the process, but if not, no big deal. (Mine doesn’t have them).

Turn the cover inside out and spread it over the top of the duvet, with the open end of the cover at the foot of the bed. This doesn’t have to be perfectly neat, just have it so you can see the corners of the cover.

(If you have ties, tie them around the corners of the duvet at this point. If not, proceed as follows). Reach your hand into the duvet cover through the bottom opening and grab the top right corner of the cover with your hand. No with that same hand, grab the top right corner of the duvet. Pull it out the bottom opening. Set that aside while you do the same thing to the top left corner.

Grab the bottom left corner of the duvet and place it in the bottom left corner of the cover. Hold both the cover and the duvet with your left hand while you pull the cover over the duvet. Do the same thing for the bottom right corner.

Now that the duvet is RIGHT SIDE OUT, and the cover is on, shake it out and smooth out the duvet. Zip or snap the bottom opening closed and you are good to go.

Now wasn’t that easy!


Place the duvet on top of your bed.

Turn the duvet cover inside out with the opening at the bottom and lay over the top of the duvet.

Starting at the head of the bed, roll both the duvet cover and comforter together toward the foot of the bed. (If you have a large bed, you may have to walk back and forth from side to side to get it to roll evenly-or you can crawl on the bed and roll it).

When you get the end, invert the duvet cover opening around the ends of both sides of the bundle (like you would do with a sandwich baggie).

Unroll the bundle in the opposite direction (back toward the head of the bed) and fluff in place.

Snap or zip the bottom of the duvet cover closed.



Isn’t this the coolest thing ever! No more struggle! I hope this was helpful. 




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Jan Howell

Jan Howell

Whether it’s a new recipe, a fun craft, or some handy tips for your garden and home, I hope to empower and inspire you with skills that you can use to create joy, improved health, and to do it in a simple way.

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