Nobody likes making the bed, but making a bunk bed is twice as much work and feels ten times harder. Between the cramped quarters of the bottom bunk and the hard-to-reach corners of the top bunk, the entire process can be exhausting. But it doesn’t have to be.
Below, we’ve rounded up some quick tips on how to make it easier to make a bunk bed.
Get a Step Stool
This may sound obvious, but a step stool can be an absolute lifesaver when you’re trying to tidy up a bunk bed.
A simple two or three-step stool can make it easier to reach every inch of the top bunk when it’s time to change the sheets or make the bed in the morning. After all, it’s virtually impossible to do this while sitting on the top bunk.
Prioritize Essential Linens
The simplest way to make it easier to make a bunk bed is to reduce the amount of work you have to do. This means cutting back on the number of layers on the bed and prioritizing only essential linens. A fitted sheet, comforter, and two to three pillows are enough for most people.
If you or your child like to use several blankets and a mountain of pillows, consider cutting back to save time and energy while making the bed.
You’ve probably heard the saying, “Many hands make light work.” This saying is especially true when it comes to making a bunk bed.
It can be hard to get all four corners of your sheets on correctly without a little bit of assistance. Call in your kid, spouse, or roommate to help you out, and you’ll find the entire process goes much smoother.
Use ESS Universal Mattresses
Traditional mattresses are bulky and hard to lift and maneuver by yourself. This problem is compounded when the mattress is five or six feet off the ground. On the other hand, ESS Universal mattresses are very lightweight and flexible, so they are easy to move around as you need.
They’re light enough that you could easily lift the mattress off the top bunk, change the sheets, and then pop it back in place. Of course, you’ll still have to arrange the blankets and pillows, but this takes care of the hardest part.
Other Benefits of ESS Universal Mattresses
In addition to being lightweight, every ESS Universal mattress is bed bug resistant and waterproof. This makes bunk bed maintenance even easier in the event your child has an accident.
The mattress cover on ESS Universal mattresses is easy to remove and keeps the mess contained. It can also be wiped clean using warm water, a gentle cleanser, and a washcloth.
Consider Buying Tools to Help
If you’re still looking for how to make it easier to make a bunk bed, consider buying some tools to help. There are several products on the market today that are designed to make it easier to make your bed. Let’s look at three of these products below.
There are a few brands of specialty sheets available that act almost like a sleeping bag for your bed. Instead of having two or three different sheets and blankets, you slip on a specialty sheet, and the entire bed is made in a matter of seconds.
These sheets look good, but they can’t be manipulated, bunched up, and snuggled like regular blankets. For some people, this is an added bonus. But for others, it is a dealbreaker since it keeps your body somewhat limited.
Once you go through all of the hard work of making the bed, the worst feeling is seeing the sheets start to slip off the corners. The solution? Sheet clips.
Sheet clips are nothing new. They’ve been helping people keep sheets in place for decades. But they can be especially useful on bunk beds, where slipping sheets are a major headache. All you have to do is attach them to all four corners of your sheets and let them do their thing.
In theory, they’re simple, practical, and easy to use. But in reality, depending on the manufacturer you go with, they may be more trouble than they’re worth.
The Wonder Tray
The Wonder Tray from ESS Universal is a game-changer for making the top bunk. It is an optional add-on for many heavy-duty bunk bed models, allowing the top bunk to slide out. This modification brings the bed to you, so no more pulling muscles while climbing, stretching, and reaching.
If you’re on the shorter side, you may still find a step stool useful, but other than that, the Wonder Tray gives users everything they need to make the top bunk a breeze while still using all of your regular bedding and linens.
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