These 5 Clever Fitted Sheet Hacks Will Save Your Sanity

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Never dread bed-making again with these clever hacks!

woman pulling on bottom corner of white fitted sheet

Too old for this sheet too? 💁🏼‍♀️

The struggle is real when it comes to fitted sheets! With these clever fitted sheet hacks, making your bed (and sleeping in it) will be hassle-free. 🙌🏻


1. Buy patterned sheets so you know which way to put them on at first glance.

patterned sheets with pink flowers and purple stuffed bunny

After switching to patterned sheets, you’ll swear by using them when it comes to making your bed! Having a pattern and knowing which directions it runs will help you remember just how to place your fitted sheet without the hassle of trial and error. Stripes work especially well, too.

Hip Tip: Can’t turn your back on solid sheets? Check out our favorite affordable sheets on Amazon.


2. Find the tag on your fitted sheet so you always know where it goes.

hand holding a fitted sheet with top or bottom tag

According to a user on Reddit, the tag that’s sewn to the corner of your fitted sheet is always supposed to go on the bottom right corner of your bed. What a genius tip!

While there may be a rogue company out there that doesn’t abide by these rules, I’ve found my sheets typically have a convenient tag reading”top/bottom” or “side” as another helpful guide.


3. Put the top corners on first so you have an easier time stretching that last corner.

fitted sheet halfway on white bed

The corners that sit against your headboard are the hardest to stretch a fitted sheet over, especially if your sheet fits nice and snug on your mattress. Make your life easier and put the top corners of your fitted sheet on first. Then stretch the bottom corners on. Following these steps will result in a seamless bed-making experience. 🙌🏻


4. Keep your sheet from slipping off of your bed by adding an elastic band to keep it in place.

hand holding white fitted sheet with white elastic on corner

I really love how Deanna shares how to fix your fitted sheet by adding some 2″ pajama elastics to the corners. If you’re handy with a sewing machine, this is a quick and inexpensive fix that’ll keep your fitted sheet from constantly slipping off the bed.

In the market for new sheets altogether? You can BUY this clever fitted sheet hack!

hand holding white elastic on fitted sheet

I recently bought these Walmart sheets which came with the convenience of elastics already on the fitted sheet! Starting at just over $20 for an entire set, these would make an affordable upgrade for any bedroom.


5. Learn how to fold a fitted sheet so your closets stay more organized.

half folded white fitted sheet on bed

Learn how to fold a fitted sheet the right way, and save yourself from a balled-up mess and an even messier linen closet! This YouTube demonstration will help make your life a little easier. Plus, it shares three methods, so there’s a perfect option for everyone.


Bonus hack: Take your fitted sheet to the beach.

pink fitted sheet in sand with cooler beach bags and baby sitting inside

Going to the beach this summer? This clever fitted sheet hack that Deidre shared on her blog is totally genius! Keep your snacks, towels, and babies sand-free by placing heavy items in each corner and creating a space to relax by the ocean.

Hip Tip: Speaking of the beach, check out these other genius beach hacks that will totally transform how you beach it this summer.


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Sara is a self-taught blogger and photographer with 5 years of experience having work featured in various building, travel, and fashion publications, most notably Bassett Furniture and Fossil.


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Comments 7

  1. VB

    I have always found that putting on one top corner of a bottom fitted sheet and then the diagonally bottom corner second makes it so much easier to complete the last two corners.

    • Shelly

      Interesting 🧐 Might have to give it a try

    • beaglemom46

      Me too!

  2. Shelly

    For whatever reason my husband’s side of the sheet always come undone So frustrating 😣

    • Nikki

      My husband too!! His side inevitably always comes undone, it doesn’t seem to matter what I do. LOL

    • Bonnie

      I agree. They work really well. No more wet clothes rolled up in the corners.

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