It’s super annoying when your fitted bed sheets or mattress pad starts to come off the bed.
We have put a man on the moon, but yet we can’t figure out how to keep bed sheets on a mattress?
Come on fitted sheet companies – get your stuff together.
Until they get it together, I have come up with a way, or there exists a way to keep your fitted bed sheets onto the mattress. Before we get to it, we need to cover what not to do.
Don’t Do This
You will read many options for keeping sheets on a bed, most (if not all) are just bad ideas.
One of the ideas is using a safety pin. Don’t use safety pins! The problem with safety pins is that it’s a very pen point area trying to keep a huge surface area of a bed sheet on to an even bigger object. So unless you’re going to be using a ton of safety pins to distribute the weight or the pulling of the sheets, it just won’t do you any good.
Unless you’re going to be using a ton of safety pins to distribute the weight of the pulling of the sheets, it just won’t do you any good.
One big downside is that the safety pins put holes in the bed sheet. Which some might not care about, but every time you go to put the sheet back on you got to go to the same hole, or you end up with many holes in the bed sheet or mattress pad.
Many holes in a bed sheet mean the sheet split over time. Also going to the same hole over and over again will make the hole bigger and cuts the sheet.
Safety pins are a bad idea.
Just like the safety pins you also want to avoid the bed sheet screws (Amazon Link Ad). These suffer from the same problem as the safety pins. Just don’t use them unless you want to damage your bedding.
This Is What You Need
What you need are bed sheet suspenders (Amazon Link Ad), and yes they look like what you think they are. There are really two types of these suspenders for fitted bed sheets.
You got the ones that cross each other, which work very well. Click here to see them. (Amazon Link Ad)
Then you have the kind that pulls the sides together (called BedBand) to keep it stretched and from coming over. Click here to see them. (Amazon Link Ad)
The reason why these straps work so well is that they distribute the weight and don’t rip the bedding. This is the key.
Plus the first version that works better does so by cross-linking the opposite to each essentially making it one big pull over bed sheet. Once you have it set up, it’s nothing to unclamp it and put a new clean sheet on.
The second version is easier to put on and does work quite nicely, but the first one is almost full proof. Either one of the bed sheet suspenders you get will be better than fighting the fitted sheets to stay on. Until the sheet company comes out with a better bed sheet these straps will work very nicely.