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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?
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   Posted 3/7/2010 9:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I always wait for DH's help with the bed. I have two or three sets thrown in a chair in our bedroom at all times, can't stand to fold sheets, gee how I have changed since fibro. It is just a lot easier to change sheets and make a bed with two people, no wasted steps around a king size bed for me. For most of my life I made every bed in the house every morning til the kids got old enough to do their own and that was a must at our house. I laugh at the idea now. We make the bed and turn the electric blanket on a half hour or hour before bed time so it will be toasty warm when we crawl in. With the electric blanket we need a lot less blankets on the bed which helps to make it too.
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   Posted 3/7/2010 11:04 AM (GMT -7)   
One of the best things I did in the bedmaking dept was to buy sheets(Sealy brand) that have stretchy material at the top and the bottom.  This really helps to get the corners on without tugging and/or lifting of the mattress.  There may be other brands that have this feature now, I don't know.  Another feature I liked about this brand is that the top sheet is oversized and gives more coverage when I'm tossing around at night or my DH is playing "whirling dervish" all night---back, r. side, stomach, left side--and pretty soon the covers are all on HIS side!  I have a queen size bed but I buy a king size blanket and quilt to help give extra coverage and warmth.
As for help, it depends on how the fibro is treating me!  Sometimes I do the making myself, a little at a time (first the sheets then come back later and do the rest) or my DH helps.  It is definitly easier with help!  But the old guilt thing rears its ugly head once in a while and I just have to "do it myself!" 
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