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Chutz
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   Posted 3/6/2010 10:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi and wow!

I was thrilled with all of the creative and fun topics that others posted for Koffee Klatches. We should do more of this...sharing posting.

Anyway, I'm nearly back on my feet but doing well enough to get back to posting. I do miss out but needed the rest. So, since this is Sunday let's find ways to help our fellow forums friends. What tips or ideas do you have for making the bed and changing the sheets, etc? OK, this isn't earth shaking but it's one task that's not easy to do for a lot of us.

Until about a year ago I've always slept on a waterbed. Easy to make...pull up the sheet and comforter as you get out and it's done. But it's more work for me with a regular bed...sheets, electric blanket, comforter, and piles of pillow with cases on them. I usually use one set of sheets. Taking them off is not easy so I do it early in the day when I'm not too tired. I roll back the blanket and comforter from the top then roll the sheets down as far as I can. Go the the bottom and roll the blanket/comforter to the top and out of the way so I can retrieve the sheets underneath. That leaves me with a roll of sheets, toss the pillowcases on top and I head for the wash machine. Once they're done I wait until hubby wants to head to bed to put them back on. That way I get help. Sneaky? Nope, self preservation...lol

Do I make the bed each day? Yes and no! I have this rule that if the bed is made before you climb into it at night then you made the bed that day. Hubby knows that if he tries to climb into an unmade bed I'll make him get back out so I can pull it together and then he can go to bed. Just one of my silly quirks. tongue

How do you change/make or not make your bed?
Chutz
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Stac/Catz4
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   Posted 3/7/2010 5:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Eeee Gads! I am only using one arm for now so no, I don't make the bed! *embarrassed* But my husband told me that it he wanted the bed made, he'd make it! Such sweet words. When I am able to use both hands, I end up making on side st a time. I works for me and if it's not for me then oh well! Glad to have you back Chutz!!
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edt
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   Posted 3/7/2010 6:46 AM (GMT -7)   

Changing the sheets is the biggest chore for me.  We have a tempurpedic topper (weighs a ton but can't live without it) makes the mattress 20" and very heavy.  I also have a variety of pillows that I alternate depending on the pain level.

I roll the comforter off and let it flop to the floor, then I roll the top sheet off, I have sheets that have nylon sides with the elastic in the corners only which makes for easy removal.  Then come the pillow cases.  I head to the washer and collapse (true story).  The whole time I'm doing this I keep telling myself you can do this, you can do this......remaking the bed....cannot do this without my husband, no way ever!  So no matter where he is, what he is doing, he KNOWS he will have to help with this chore sometime before bedtime.  I never change the sheets if he isn't going to be there to help.

I do make the bed everyday but in steps.....I get personal satisfaction seeing that I accomplished making the bed...crazy huh?

XXOO
Patti


MsBunky
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   Posted 3/7/2010 9:32 AM (GMT -7)   
I feel guilty posting this, but in the 15 1/2 years Ray and I have been together, I haven't done laundry once, or made the bed. He takes care of that for me, always has and always will. He also does most of the rest of the cleaning around here, and almost all the cooking as well.

I am a Princess.

hugs,
Pam
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merrygirl
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   Posted 3/7/2010 9:47 AM (GMT -7)   
my hubby does this. I just ask him to when it needs to be done. This is a very painful task for me.
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White Beard
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   Posted 3/7/2010 12:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Making my bed is a real chore! if you go to Chutzie's Hey Hubby web site and look at my pictures, Oh heck here is the link:

http://gallery.heyhubby.us/main.php?g2_itemId=2857&g2_page=5&g2_navId=xddbfcdea

You can see my bed made and unmade with no sheets on it! My bed is an adjustable bed, since I can not lay flat, and I have this thing I made at the foot of the bed to keep the sheet and blankest from touching my feet as when these thing lay across my toes and feet I get cramps and muscle spasms in my feet. But it does pose a problem with making the bed, I use bed garter things to keep the fitted sheets on the matress, and I usually use a dozen or so saftey pins to pin the sheets in place at the foot of the bed, so when I adjust the bed (raise or lower the head or the foot of the bed) the top sheet and blanket will not come off the riser that keeps them from touching my feet! Anyway it is hard to describe and there are pictures, and you can see how the bed spread is raised up at the foot. I strip the bed every Friday or Saturday morning every week and wash the sheet, and then put it all back together before bed time! and as soon as I get up every morning I press the leverl button on the remote for the bed adjust and then I make the bed up for the day! I do not like having and unmade bed during the day time and I do not like having dirty dishes in ths sink when going to bed, that is my quirk I guess!

White Beard



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IsThereAnEnd?
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   Posted 3/7/2010 3:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Making the bed and/or changing the sheet is something I haven't had to do in years.....my wonderful DH does it. I guess without him doing it, I would be in TROUBLE! ;) Hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday and having a tolerable - pain day! :)
HHHuuuggggsss!

Welcome back Chutz! :)
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Chutz
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   Posted 3/7/2010 8:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the sweet welcomes! Wow, I guess I've been doing this all wrong for years! Guys DO make beds??? I must have been under some rock or something all this time. Hmmm, I guess I need to do some rethinking and negotiating on this deal... idea devil smilewinkgrin

Chutzie
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