Making the bed nearly killed me!

@garymarsh6 (14429)
United Kingdom
December 12, 2015 3:00pm CST
I don't know if you find it easy to make a bed it is not one of the chores I enjoy doing the most. Last week I had a flu type bug and I am still suffering in silence. This morning I changed the beds when I got up and put the quilt cover, sheets and pillow cases into be washed. This evening I remade the beds. Oh boy it was nearly the life of me. I am still achy from lifting the quilt which is the heavy duty one now it is winter and felt like it weighs a ton. My wife has been out to a baby shower with my daughter so I did this while she was out so she does not have to do it when she comes home. But boy did I regret it. I had to go and have a sit down for five minutes to catch my breath back. That will teach me to be so clever. Do you like making beds or do you like me end up wrestling with putting the quilt cover back on?
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@DeborahDiane (23824)
• Laguna Woods, California
13 Dec 15
The first thing my husband and I do every morning is make the bed together. It is so much easier when two people do it! Changing the sheets, though, can be time consuming and hard work!
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@garymarsh6 (14429)
• United Kingdom
13 Dec 15
Yes especially when you are feeling a bit under the weather!
@marlina (78146)
• Canada
13 Dec 15
It is certainly easier to make a bed with 2 people.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
12 Dec 15
I used to have issues with the quilt cover, but not any more. I turn the quilt inside out and put my arms in and take hold of the 2 corners of the quilt and the cover, then simply shake it briskly to turn the cover back over. When I first encountered this trick I was amazed at how effective it is.
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@garymarsh6 (14429)
• United Kingdom
12 Dec 15
That is the same method I use but the quilt feels extra heavy at the moment.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
12 Dec 15
@garymarsh6 Have you tried reducing the gravity in the bedroom until after the quilt cover has been fitted?
@JudyEv (134905)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Dec 15
This works for me too.
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@amadeo (73426)
• United States
12 Dec 15
I gave up making the bed for many years.I used to love it and then with my medical issue that it was too much for me. Not making it but the energy that it took. I understand Gary believe me.Fredo
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@garymarsh6 (14429)
• United Kingdom
12 Dec 15
Good man. I was just trying to be smart and kind much to my detriment. Somethings just need two people to make it easier.
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@LoriAMoore (4674)
• United States
12 Dec 15
My hubby was changing the sheets last week and when he fluffed the covers up to spread the comforter, they hit the ceiling fan and caused a mess. Hahaha.
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@garymarsh6 (14429)
• United Kingdom
12 Dec 15
Oops I hope it didn't cause any damage!
@Elizaby (3987)
• Pensacola, Florida
13 Dec 15
I guess lesson leaarned. Ceiling fan off while making bed
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@shellyjaneo (1091)
• United Kingdom
13 Dec 15
We have a super king size bed (no we are no rich it was gifted to us) so trying to change the duvet cover on that thing is a nightmare I get so frustrated doing it. Luckily the fitted sheets are made so they go right down the base so at least they are easy enough as they don't pop off x
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@garymarsh6 (14429)
• United Kingdom
13 Dec 15
Yes King size is quite a feat to put together although some chamber maids in hotels seem to manage it perfectly but then I guess if they are changing about 40 beds a day they will have perfected the art.
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• United Kingdom
13 Dec 15
@garymarsh6 Yes I guess if you do it all day it must get easier although I do wonder how they manage x
@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
13 Dec 15
I don't really care for making the bed either. I have RA and sometimes it can be difficult to put the fitted sheet on the bed as my fingers can be sore.
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@garymarsh6 (14429)
• United Kingdom
13 Dec 15
Yes it can be an awful pain!
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
17 Dec 15
@garymarsh6 I hope you are feeling better now.
@JudyEv (134905)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Dec 15
I have to be really careful with my back when making beds. I have trouble if one side of the bed is against a wall. The bed in the motor-home was dreadful to make. I mostly tucked it in a bit and left it at that.
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@garymarsh6 (14429)
• United Kingdom
13 Dec 15
Better than nothing eh!
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@JudyEv (134905)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Dec 15
@garymarsh6 No-one ever saw it bar us.
@Elizaby (3987)
• Pensacola, Florida
13 Dec 15
I have a time making my bed since one side is against the wall due to space restrainsts and the corner at the head of the bed against the wall can be a pain in the neck to get the fitted sheet over the mattress.
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@garymarsh6 (14429)
• United Kingdom
13 Dec 15
We gave up with fitted sheets and reverted back to flat sheets which are much easier to put on,
@boiboing (12881)
• Northampton, England
12 Dec 15
Maybe you should have just crawled into the cover along with the quilt and gone back to sleep.
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@garymarsh6 (14429)
• United Kingdom
12 Dec 15
Sounds like a good idea. I am about to head off there now!
@Tampa_girl7 (26237)
• United States
16 Dec 15
My husband and I usually make our bed together.
@BelleStarr (39695)
• United States
14 Dec 15
My husband and I usually team make the bed, it is a two person job. lol
@marijuana (576)
• Tel Aviv, Israel
13 Dec 15
I don't know, but ever since I was a kid, I remember my mama always yelling at me because I don't make my bed. I just don't like doing it . Changing quilt cover is a heavy task for me because I am very short and quilts are always huge :D
• United States
13 Dec 15
I don't have anyone to help make the bed so it's quite an ordeal for me when it comes times to changing the sheets. I also have a heavy comforter and a blanket which need to be removed and then put back on once the sheets are done. I can sympathize with you on how difficult it is to change the bed by yourself.