What is a Fitted Sheet and How It Can Make Your Life Easier?

If you are familiar with the problem of a slipping sheet that hinders your comfortable sleep and requires constant re-tucking, you will be interested to learn about fitted sheet. Fitted sheet is a modern invention aimed at solving the main comfort issue - keeping the bedsheet in place and simplifying the bed-making process. 

Who Invented Fitted Sheet?

The invention of fitted sheets is attributed to Bertha Berman in 1959. Bertha was a housewife from Ohio who was frustrated with the constantly messy and wrinkled sheets on her bed. She sewed elastic bands onto the corners of a flat sheet and created the first fitted sheet. The idea was so popular that she started her own company, Bedding G.I., which eventually became the largest manufacturer of fitted sheets in the United States. Today, fitted sheets are a common household item and are used around the world.

At ElfStore we have further improved this invention. In our stretch sheets, the edges of the sheets are longer than usual, which makes it easy to put them on mattresses of any thickness. In addition, the load on the sheet is distributed more evenly increasing its service life.

Millions of people around the world have been able to permanently forget about wrinkled sheets that cause discomfort, creases, and the frustrating daily task of repeatedly making the bed. Now, for everyone who tosses and turns in their sleep, there is only one concern left: choosing the right fitted sheet.

How To Choose The Right Size?

You should choose fitted sheets strictly based on the dimensions of your mattress. Before heading out to make a purchase, arm yourself with a measuring tape. Carefully measure the dimensions of your own mattress. You need to find three numbers:

  1. Length of the mattress.
  2. Width of the mattress.
  3. Height of the mattress.

These are the measurements that manufacturers specify on the packaging.

Standard sizes can help simplify the task. However, please note that if the seller provides measurements for the fitted sheet rather than the mattress itself, there is a high chance of making a mistake.

If you buy a fitted sheet of the same dimensions (150x200x40 cm) as a mattress, you won't be able to fit it properly as it will be too small. However, a fitted sheet with dimensions of 155x205x45 cm will fit perfectly. Keep this in mind and always choose a fitted sheet with an extra 5-10 centimeters in height. 

Taking Care of your Fitted Sheets

Taking care of a fitted sheet requires the same approach as regular bed linen. Washing should adhere to the recommendations on the label. Generally, it is recommended to machine wash in warm water with mild detergent.

Many people struggle with ironing fitted sheets. However, it is not as difficult as it seems. The sheet is folded in half so that one side has the elastic band while the other doesn't. With one hand, you need to constantly stretch the sheet to avoid wrinkles. 

How To Fold Fitted Sheet?

First, spread the sheet on a flat surface with the pocket facing up. Then tuck the corners from one side into the inner part of the sheet, right into the corners of the other side. It is easier to do than it may seem. After that, smooth out the corners neatly, and the sheet is folded like a regular one. It is worth noting that there are many ways to fold a fitted sheet, and some can be as engaging as solving a Rubik's Cube.

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