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The secret to a perfectly made bed? A spatula (yes, really!)

Perfectly crisp corners and tucked in edges every time

There is nothing quite like getting into a bed that has been perfectly made with freshly washed sheets and blankets. Making your bed is a daily routine that starts your day off in an orderly, thoughtful way and can even increase the likelihood that you get a good night’s sleep.

So while making your bed may take a few extra minutes, it can actually improve your productivity. If you want to know how to make your bed like the pros, the secret lies in your kitchen. Keep reading to find out more about this genius hack.

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10 minutes

What You Need

  • Wood or plastic spatula

  • Bed with clean sheets, blankets, and comforter

How to make your bed with a spatula

Step 1: Making your bed begins with clean sheets.

Place the fitted bottom sheet on the mattress first. Be sure to tuck the edges of the sheet around each corner tightly.

Step 2: Now it's time to break out your favorite plastic or wooden spatula (the flat bamboo ones work very well) and get to work.

Lay the top sheet over the fitted sheet, taking care to line up the top edge with the top of the mattress. Also, take a minute to be sure that the sides of the sheet hang evenly over each side of the bed.

Step 3: Tuck the bottom of the sheet under the mattress and use the spatula to tuck the sheet under the bed tightly.

Continue tucking the sheet in at the bottom until you reach the corners.

Step 4: When you get to the corners, create a fold and continue up each side with the spatula, leaving about a foot untucked.

Step 5: Repeat steps 2 to 4 with your favorite blanket or comforter.

Step 6: Once you tuck in the layers tightly, fold the top foot of the blanket and sheet down to create a crisp edge.

Step 7: Place all your pillows on top and get ready for a good night’s sleep.

If you already make your bed every morning, you surely know the benefits of getting into a crisply made bed each night. Not only can a made bed increase your chances of getting a good night’s sleep, but it is also a productive way to start the day. If you don’t regularly make your bed, you may want to start. With this nifty trick, perfectly making your bed takes half the time. And as an added benefit, you may even find a little extra pep in your step in the morning.

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