How to Keep a Fitted Sheet on the Bed

Written by kathryn hatter
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How to Keep a Fitted Sheet on the Bed
Keep the sheets tucked securely under your mattress. (Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

A cosy bed with comfortable sheets can be so relaxing. However, a peaceful sleep can be disrupted if the fitted sheet pops off the corners of your bed to expose the mattress. Solve the pesky problem by using a sheet that fits properly, or by attaching clips to hold the sheet in place. With a few adjustments, you'll be on your way to sweet dreams.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Tape measure
  • Mattress pad
  • Deep pocket fitted sheet
  • Corner attachments (clipping elastic)

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  1. 1

    Measure the depth of your mattress with the tape measure. Often a fitted sheet pops off a mattress when it does not fit the mattress properly. Know your mattress depth before you purchase a mattress pad or fitted sheet.

  2. 2

    Purchase a mattress pad that will fit your mattress size and depth. Put the mattress pad onto the mattress, stretching it securely over the mattress and tucking it under the corners. Often using a mattress pad under a fitted sheet is enough to stop a fitted sheet from coming loose. The mattress pad creates friction beneath the fitted sheet, which may stop it from sliding off the mattress.

  3. 3

    Select a fitted sheet that will fit your mattress size and depth. Choose a fitted sheet with deep pockets and elastic that surrounds the entire perimeter of the sheet -- not just the corners. This will ensure that the sheet stays secure after you put in on the mattress.

  4. 4

    Use corner attachments to hold your sheet in place. With the fitted sheet on the mattress, attach one end of the strap to the fitted sheet 6 to 8 inches away from the corner. Stretch the strap under the mattress across the corner to the other side of the fitted sheet and attach the strap to the edge of the fitted sheet. Repeat this process at each corner of the mattress to finish securing the fitted sheet.

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