Bed sheets are meant to fit around the mattress or mattress topper and protect it from potential risks of spills and stains but if they keep moving around and bunching up, they aren’t at the tiptop state to do their duty. Fortunately, you are not the only one who is frustrated with the sheets constantly popping off the mattress. Here are several hacks to fix the issue. Read on to figure out what suits you best!
Pick the right sheets
The size of the sheets is overlooked more usually than you think. Many people don’t even know the dimensions of their mattress, hence the sheets they choose are very likely to be of the wrong size. If you pay more attention in the first place, you will be free from a lot of trouble later.
Let’s face another fact. Not all mattresses are meant to be used with sheets, and not all sheets are suitable for every mattress either. An overly thick mattress isn’t the most ideal base for bed sheets. Additionally, when you choose materials like satin or silk for their luxurious feels, you should prepare for this kind of situation because smooth fabrics offer little to no friction against the mattress surface.
Suspenders to fixate the sheets
Suspenders might be either metal clips or plastic with locking mechanism. Put them across the sides forming each corner of the fitted sheet and secure their position before spreading the sheet and tucking the suspenders under the mattress.
This is a flexible method that you can tweak to your liking! For example, you might as well create your own suspenders from elastic bands through these simple steps:
- Cut a suitable length of elastic, 1-inch wide and 6-inch long should suffice.
- Measure 6 inches down from the surface, stretch the elastic across the corner (straight and not ruffled) and mark two ends using safety pins.
- Pin the ends to the marked spots or sew them in place if you prefer.
- Repeat the process for all 4 corners then you are good to go.
Suspenders keep the sheets smooth and free from wrinkles with the unrelenting pressure they create on the edges of the mattress. It depends on the type of suspenders and mattresses, there are professional ones which come with a strap to hold the mattress down or provide support on all sides.
Try stretchy bands
They are rubber bands in an enormous size! Simply fasten them across the mattress and make sure the locking mechanisms face the outside. When they are nicely fixed, you can attach the fitted sheet and lock them in place and the sheet is now tight around the mattress because it is now on top of the bands, more friction generated. This method works even for the poorly fitting sheets that you cannot replace yet.
Those are the most general solutions to a sliding bedsheet and there are also some more interesting tricks you might love to try.
Use non-slip rug corners: As its name indicates, these little pieces are sticky and resistant against slipping. It’s designed to prevent rugs from sliding off but you can use them for your bedsheet. Tuck one patch under each corner of the mattress and spread the sheet over.
Insert a rough sheet beneath the smoother one: Once again, we are trying to solve the problem by dealing with the friction. A flannel sheet, for example, might help to keep the silk sheet from popping off.
Try zipping sheets: If you have kids and they are the little culprits who constantly pull at the sheet, this is a smart solution for you. The convenience is you only need to put it on once. The top can be changed out whenever you wish while the main fastening part goes under the bed and away from curious hands.
Safety pins: Perhaps you are already tired of fighting with the sheet or simply too busy to waste some time on a trivial problem? The old, classic safety pins should work. Make sure to hide the sharp points for safety purposes.
Sleeping shouldn’t be another exhausting battle after you have gone through a long day. A bit of attention to your bedding and some more effort to handle the situation will pay off in the long run. There are countless tricks you might find from many sites and forums, hence we have compiled the tips we deem helpful so as to save you from the hassle.