Bed changing day arrived and as usual, I can do most of it except flipping the mattress over and putting the quilt cover on so here, DB comes to help.
I don't know how many times we have done this job over the years, but this time it just wouldn't go right. We fed the quilt in, gave it a shake - nope a large ruck in the middle. We shook it from side to side, top to bottom, removed the cover, tried again. It just didn't want to play ball and we were perplexed and I for one, was starting to get annoyed at it!
Finally, with DB standing on the bed and giving it another shake, I commented 'What is going on, it just doesn't fit, have we put it in the wrong way around?"
Before DB could answer I realised my mistake and it was mine as I had picked up the cover! We were trying to put a king size quilt into a double quilt cover. That has never happened before and unfortunately, when we bought a new double cover, it came in a very similar colour!
A quick look in the blanket box and there was the proper cover. As it happens, both sides of each cover are the same colour and pattern so when we need to flip the duvet over after one week, to use the clean bit against us for another week, we have marked a 1 and a 2 on one corner so we don't get confused.
We change our sheet and pillow cases every week, not only for a nice clean smell, but if you have greasy hair, using a pillowcase for more than a week can result in it staining. This time of year also heralds the use of a flannelette bottom sheet, it really does make such a difference to getting into bed.
I don't know about you but in our household, a single bed has a double quilt, a double bed a king size etc. Whenever we went to stay with my in-laws, we had two single beds and two single covers. OK for DB but not for me as I toss and turn so much.
The problem with a single cover on a single bed, or a double cover on a double bed (for us anyway), is every time you turn over, it comes with you and lets the cold in. We used to get around this problem on my bed having a sheet tucked in on top of the bed.
Haha .... I can picture the scene well, at least you realisd the mistake. I have two piles in my linen basket with a post-it note on top of each pile KS for king sized bedding and DB for double. If my post-its were ever moved I would be in your quandry.ReplyDelete
When our summer bedding goes up in the attic, it has notes in it.Delete
I have a single bed but use a double quilt. It works a treat!ReplyDelete
It is just much warmer and heavier.Delete
We also use one size large bedding on our beds. I don't like that blast of cold air when I turn over and the cover goes with me.ReplyDelete
I don't sleep well at the best of times and feel I am forcing myself to stay still.Delete
I buy my duvets and covers at IKEA - good quality, good selection, nice design and inexpensive. I have a winter weight and a summer weight. We have just got single ones for our king-size bed as we were fighting over the king-size; a cotton throw over them both in the morning smooths them out nicely.ReplyDelete
I notice mattresses these days are made not to be flipped which is o.k. as it is a bit of a job. I do swivel it round from top to bottom though.. 'fraid I m not as good as you at changing my sheets...
I meant to say swivelled rather than flipped!Delete
I've written 'ks' and 'sk' in permanent marker on the hem of all our sheets and duvet covers. It's difficult enough fighting to get a superking duvet into the cover without trying to get it into a size too small!ReplyDelete
We've just got a double quilt on a double bed and every night we have duvet wars as apparently I hog it all!! We also have flanalette pillow cases, bottom sheet and duvet cover - so cosy to get into especially when the electric blanket's been on. It' s all topped off with a furry throw - oh and the cat!ReplyDelete
King size does make a big difference. Not only does it hang down further at the sides, it is also slightly heavier. Obviously more expensive though to initially set up.Delete
Double bed and king size duvet for me every time!! xxReplyDelete