Double beds are great space savers in a room and are loved by both toddlers and teenagers. But there’s one thing that can diminish this pleasure: making the top bunk bed isn’t always convenient. Sometimes, bunk bed bedding turns into a real adventure. It’s strange why no one talks about it. However, it’s not all that bad when you have several great and effective secrets to use at home. With these tips, making bunk bed bedding becomes a much simpler task, one you can easily handle.

Why is it so challenging?

Making bunk beds often poses difficulties because the space in the room is limited, and it can be tricky to spread the sheets around the perimeter of the bed (especially around the corners). The lack of auxiliary elements, like a sturdy ladder where you don’t have to struggle to maintain balance, also complicates the bedding process. If you also dislike this process, here are a few tips to fix everything.

Try using a step stool instead of a regular ladder

Most modern bunk beds come with fairly wide steps that you can manage without additional devices. If you’re still looking for a regular stool or ladder to reach the top bunk, a ladder-step stool will be a safer and more convenient solution. Use a sturdy wooden two – or three-step stool. These pieces of furniture can stay in the room to reach other high surfaces or even on the second floor of the bed.

Break down the bed-making process into stages

First, clear away everything unnecessary. Then, lay down the fitted sheet, then the blanket, and only then the pillows. While you’re laying down the fitted sheet, all other items can stay on the lower bunk to avoid getting in the way. Organize your work in a sequence convenient for you, and it will save the situation.

Choose bunk bed bedding with convenient fasteners and closures

For example, a classic fitted sheet without any fasteners may wrinkle during sleep, slipping out from under the mattress. Special elastic bands or buttons will help solve the problem, eliminating the need to straighten the sheet every morning. Pillowcases and duvet covers should also have zippers or buttons for quicker bedding, making the process less challenging than before.

Another tip: avoid bunk bed bedding made of slippery fabrics like silk. Despite the fact that silk fabrics are very pleasant to touch, dealing with making the bed will be more difficult because they have a very smooth surface. Instead, choose practical sets made of cotton or linen. These natural materials provide comfortable, healthy sleep, allow air circulation, ensure quality temperature regulation, and are the least slippery. Such bedding is designed for maximum comfort in everything, including the bed-making process.

Consider the option of “sleeping bag” bedding. Such models are already on the market, and they are interesting because they don’t require a long and complicated bedding process. This could be the secret that changes the rules of the game for you.

Don’t hesitate to ask for help

Anyone in your family can assist you while you’re making the top bunk bed. Together, you’ll cope much easier. Someone can hold the pillow so it doesn’t fall on the floor, and someone else can help spread the blanket and fold it neatly and evenly.

Use lightweight mattresses

For the top bunk of a bunk bed, choose a mattress with a non-slip base and one that’s light enough to be lifted slightly when needed.

Bed-making shouldn’t be the scary and complicated task it’s made out to be. So, use these tips – with the right approach, this task won’t be as exhausting anymore.