This fitted sheet hack is life changing

Even if you have mastered the folding of your fitted sheets, you still have to know how to put them on your mattress. This process usually involves a lot of tricky maneuvers when trying (and failing and retrying) to figure out which pocket covers which corner. The chore will always be strenuous, but there is a way to make it go faster. As Good Housekeeping reports, the secret to properly putting on a fitted sheet is sewn into the fabric.

Your fitted sheet comes with a label sewn inside one of the corners. In addition to listing information such as material and washing instructions, this feature also shows you the orientation of the sheet. The pocket with the tag inside should go to the lower right corner of your mattress.

If you follow this rule, the short side of the sheet will line up with the short side of the bed and the long side of the sheet will match the long side of the bed. Of course, you can also achieve the perfect fit by flipping your sheet 180 ° and sticking the label in the upper right corner, although committing to remember only one spot will likely make things less confusing.

Changing your sheets can be boring, but it’s definitely better to sleep in your own gunk for an extended period of time. Whether adjusted or not, your sheets should be washed at least once a week. Waiting longer allows an ecosystem of bacteria to thrive under your quilt. Here’s a handy guide to how often you should wash common household items.

[h/t Good Housekeeping]

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