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Why You Should Use a Spatula to Make Your Bed

A person makes a bed, tucking in a fitted sheet.

Have you ever struggled to get your sheets perfectly tucked under your mattress? Maybe you’ve tried using your hands, but they just don’t seem to do the trick. While crooked sheets and blankets are fine, if you want a perfectly made bed there is a hack for it.

You should make your bed with a spatula to get perfectly tucked sheets.

That’s right—this kitchen utensil can make all the difference when you want your bed neat and tidy. Using a spatula to tuck in your sheets not only achieves that crisp, hotel-like look but also makes the process easier and less frustrating.

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So, how do you use it?

Begin by placing your fitted sheet around your mattress. Then, grab your spatula and your top sheet. Carefully line the top sheet up with the top of the mattress, making sure everything is smooth at the top and the sides are hanging evenly. Now comes the fun part.

Using your spatula, tuck the sheet under the mattress at the bottom of the bed. When you get to the corner, create a crisp fold and then start tucking in the sides. Just slide the spatula between your mattress and fitted sheet to tuck in the excess fabric.

Repeat this process with whatever blankets you want crisply tucked. See how easy it is to get everything perfect with the spatula? Thanks to its thinness, it slips under your mattress perfectly and slips right out to get the crispest tuck possible.

Remember: all it takes is a little practice and you’ll have a hotel-worthy bed in no time.

Abbey Ryan Abbey Ryan
Abbey Ryan is a storyteller, preferably of stories in written form. Across the 5 years of her professional writing career, her work has been featured in The Chicago Tribune, Amazon, The Medical News Today, and more. When she's not writing (which is rare), she's likely traveling, painting, or on the hunt for a good snack. Read Full Bio »
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