If you live in a small apartment, then you may have made the switch from an ordinary bed to a Murphy Bed, which folds out and down when it’s time to sleep and folds up into the ceiling when it’s time to be out of the way. A Murphy Bed saves on space, but it also leaves you with very limited storage options.
To keep your bed neat, here are some tips for finding smart solutions to organizing and hiding your sheets, blankets and pillows when the bed is folded up into its case against the ceiling.
How To Keep Sheets Neat On A Murphy Bed
Murphy beds are a clever way of saving space, but they can present a problem when it comes to getting your sheets neatly tucked in. Learn how to tuck them right with these steps!
- Start by making sure that the mattress is as flat as possible.
- Fold the top sheet over and tuck it in under the mattress so that there is an even amount of fabric on both sides of the mattress.
- Fold the bottom sheet over and tuck it in under the mattress so that there is an even amount of fabric on both sides of the mattress
- Lift up one side of the bed, so you can tuck in any excess fabric
- Lower down onto each side 6. Tuck any excess fabric into place
The Murphy Bed Sheet Solution
Murphy beds are all the rage these days. They’re designed with space and convenience in mind, but can be a bit of a pain when you need to change the sheets. The space above the mattress is limited, and it can be hard to tuck the sheet back in if there’s not enough room for your hands. Murphy bed come in all shapes and sizes, so there are plenty of different ways you can attack this problem.
Getting Ready For Bed
If you have a murphy bed and are always having trouble keeping your sheets in place, then this is the post for you. I will walk you through 3 simple steps to keeping your sheets taut and tidy so that they don’t wrinkle or come undone during the night.
To start, measure the length and width of your mattress. The average king-sized mattress is 60×80, but if it’s any larger or smaller, adjust these measurements accordingly.
Cleaning Up In The Morning
This might seem like a small detail, but it’s easy to start your day with a little bit of peace. When you wake up in the morning, or come home from work for the evening, it can be really nice to simply get into bed and not have dirty sheets or clothing waiting for you.
It’s also good for the environment by reducing unnecessary washing and drying. Keeping your sheets tidy is easier when you have a Murphy Bed because they typically fold down against the wall instead of taking up floor space.
If You Have Children, You Need This
If you have children, then you know the struggle of getting them in and out of a Murphy Bed. I found that one of the best ways to get my kids in and out was to use a sheet. There are two ways that I found work.
Lay your sheet down on top of your bed and pull it up over the top of the mattress. Put your child’s pillow or blanket in place and tuck their feet underneath them so they are comfortable. They won’t be able to see anything but their face when they’re laying there so it will make them feel more secure knowing they can’t really see what is going on around them.
Luckily, with a little bit of tweaking and adjusting, you can have your sheets looking nice and tidy. One trick is to use two small bungee cords at the top of the mattress where it folds over. This way, your fitted sheet will be held in place by the tension of the cords and won’t wrinkle or bunch up under you when you’re sleeping. The other option is to purchase a fitted sheet that has elastic around all four corners so it will stay in place without using any additional hardware.