Pull up the Sheets Properly Part III
Pull up the sheets correctly – knot trick
To ensure a better fit of the sheet on the mattress, you can use the knot trick. To do this, you first lay out the sheet evenly on the mattress and push the overhangs underneath. Then you lift the mattress one after the other at each corner and make a large knot in the sheet.
After you have tied all four knots, you have the option of further adjusting the tension of the sheet by knotting again. You should make sure that you do not stretch the bed sheet too tightly, because the resulting pressure can possibly lead to the mattress being rounded at the corners, which affects the appearance. With the help of the knots, the sheet should no longer slip out of the bed frame and off the mattress.
In the morning after getting up, it is advisable to tighten the long sides of the bed sheet again and push it under the mattress again to ensure a wrinkle-free appearance.
Brief instructions: Pull up the sheets with the knot trick
- Lay the bed sheet evenly on the mattress and slide the protrusions under
- Lift the corners of the mattress one after the other and knot the bed sheet underneath
- If necessary, adjust the knot to optimize the tension of the sheet
Pulling up the sheets correctly – double knot trick
If you want a bed sheet that is particularly tightly stretched, which can practically no longer slip on the mattress, you should open your sheet using the double knot trick. In order for this to work, you need a particularly large sheet – significantly oversized in relation to the mattress (about 1.5 times wider).
The sheet must be much larger than the mattress to be covered with the double knot trick, because here the shorter sides of the opposite corners of the sheet are knotted together under the mattress. The corners of the sheet not only have to be pulled together on the shorter sides, but also have to be knotted.
Brief instructions: Pull up the sheets with the double knot trick
- Lay the very large sheet evenly on the mattress and push the excess length underneath
- Lift the short side of the mattress, join the sheet corners and knot them together
- Finally, if necessary, tighten or smooth the sheets
Pull up the sheets correctly – aids tensioner
By using so-called sheet tensioners or sheet tensioners, you can achieve almost the same level of comfort when using conventional sheets as when using fitted sheets. Visually, the tensioners for the bed sheet look a bit like suspenders.
The sheet tensioners are offered in different designs. With simple tensioners, you simply clip one end to one side of the sheet below the mattress, pull the tensioner straight to the opposite side of the sheet and clip it there too. A certain amount of tension should be created so that the bed sheet sits optimally afterwards and does not wrinkle.
More specific versions of the sheet tensioner have z. B. Star shape with 6 foothills, each of which is divided into two outlets with clips. A single copy of such a tensioner is then sufficient to securely fix the sheet on all sides under the mattress.
Instead of special sheet stretchers, suspenders or suspenders can also be used to stretch and hold the sheets.
How do you change the bed sheet in the care bed?
The care of bedridden people is a special challenge. The various tasks also include the regular replacement of the sheets. Ideally, you should seek help in the form of a second person to change the bed sheet. The helper can then z. B. support the bedridden person while you change the sheet yourself – or vice versa.
In order for the bed sheet to be changed in the care bed, the bedridden person must be rolled onto their side. For optimal success, it is best to first stand on one side of the bed together with the helper. Meanwhile, you should talk calmly to the person in bed, explain what the plan is and, if necessary, ask for the best possible support – if possible.
Together, the person in the bed is now turned to one side of the bed. You have to make sure that the head is supported with a pillow. The helper now holds the bedridden in position while you roll up half of the accessible part of the bed sheet yourself and then open the new sheet halfway. The use of a fitted sheet is recommended because it is easier to apply and less prone to creasing. Now the person to be cared for can be carefully transferred onto the freshly made half of the mattress.
While the helper takes care of supporting the person in bed again, you pull off the old sheet and the new sheet on the other half of the mattress. Finally, you pull the sheets flat again on both sides.