(Closed) Holding on to the sheets

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
2179 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We are both active sleepers and we don’t sleep with a top sheet, just blankets.  We wash the blankets when we wash the fitted sheet and pillowcase.  We’ve been sleeping like that for 6 years with no problems.

Post # 3
45533 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

AllyCRN:  If you use a duvet with a cover, it doesn’t need to be tucked in, and you take the cover off and wash it just like you wash sheets.

You could also get extra long sheets or sew extra fabric on the bottom . This allows you to leave a pleat in the sheet  when you make the bed so he has the extra inches for his feet without the sheet being pulled tight.

Post # 4
693 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

AllyCRN:  I have a deep matress and a featherbed plus a matress pad (it’s like sleeping on a cloud with all that) So I buy big sheets. When I make the bed I fold the top foot of topsheet over the duvet cover  and then when we get in I leave it like that. The extra foot of topsheet over it holds it in place most of the time.

Post # 5
892 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

My solution would be to just buy a cheap duvet cover (from Ikea or something) and put it over the quilt and wash the duvet cover whenever you wash your your pillow cases & fitted sheet. 

Post # 6
4416 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think OldMrsMcDonald:  has the right idea, in that you need to get blankets that can easily be machine-washed every time you wash the rest of the bedsheets. I think a duvet with cover may not be the best choice, since taking the cover on and off is a pain in the ass so you may not want to wash it as often as you’d like! I used to have a thin down-filled blanket that was machine-washable, so there are definitely some good options out there.

Post # 7
5696 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

AllyCRN:  I have NEVER been able to understand how people keep sheets in place.  I avoid this all together by using a duvet + duvet cover.  I actually grew up with my bed this way, so it totally boggles my mind that people do it any other way!  

You could just buy a duvet cover to enclose the quilt he’s currently using and buy a duvet (or register for one) when you’ve got the money.

ETA: You are talking about the sheet between yourself and the quilt, not hte one between yourself and the mattress right?  If the issue is the sheet on bottom, just make sure you have a fitted sheet that’s the right size for your bed and it shouldn’t come off in the night.  If it does it’s probably too small.

Post # 8
376 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

You could try putting two sets of top sheets on, one on his side, one on your side. He would still kick his off, but at least you would get to have a sheet for yourself.

Post # 9
1995 posts
Buzzing bee

We usually end up where DH has the sheet and I have the blanket, with both still tucked in at the bottom of the bed. Still trying to figure out how that happens…

Post # 10
5636 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’m glad you all understand because I don’t get the problem! What is it? Sheets all wrapped around in the a.m.??

Post # 11
1731 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We do the same as OldMrsMcDonald. No top sheet, just a blanket that we wash with the fitted sheet. Works great!

Post # 12
2533 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

AllyCRN:  DH is horrible at pulling the sheets up and off the bed magically while we sleep. I haven’t found any solutions for the flat sheet, but we got these things that look like sheet suspenders/garters at Bed Bath & Beyond that go on each corner. They work awesome and we havne’t had a fitted sheet come off the bed since we’ve had them!

If your talking about the other sheets, i’d just skip the flat sheet and get a duvet cover or two for the quilt so you can easily wash it weekly without having to worry… 

Post # 13
45533 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

iarebridezilla:  Putting on a duvet cover couldn’t be easier. You just turn it inside out, grasp rwo corners of the duvet through the duvet cover, shake it 2 or 3 times so the duvet cover falls over the duvet- DONE!

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