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How do you short-sheet a bed?

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To short sheet a bed, go to the head of the bed, and secure the edge of the flat sheet by folding it underneath the mattress. Fold the sheet in half horizontally, and continue to make the bed. Fold the loose edge of the flat sheet over the blankets.

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  1. Remove the bedding and pillows

    Strip the bed of all blankets and pillows and the flat sheet. Leave the fitted sheet on the bed.

  2. Position the flat sheet

    Drape the flat sheet over the fitted sheet. Go to the head of the bed, and secure the flat sheet by tucking the edge underneath the mattress.

  3. Fold the flat sheet in half

    Go to the foot of the bed, and lift the loose edge of the flat sheet. Fold the flat sheet so that the loose edge meets the tucked edge. Smooth out any creases in the fold or in the sheet.

  4. Replace the blankets and pillows

    Continue to make the bed by draping the blankets on top of the flat sheet. Leave a 12-inch gap between the top of the blankets and the loose edge of the flat sheet. Fold the loose edge over the blankets, and place the pillows at the head of the bed.

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