Today, I did my laundry. Yes, I know. A college kid actually did laundry. Shocker!
Something great about college laundry rooms is that there is often more than one washer/dryer open i.e. you can do about five loads of laundry in the span of time it takes to do one! It is miraculous! When I’m a billionaire and, for some reason, still doing my own laundry (it’ll keep me humble) I’m going to invest in a few washers and dryers. Well anyway, in my dorm, the beds are lofted. Insert terrible problem here.
I bet you can see where I’m going with this. I ended up having to rush out of my room to work on an architecture problem after I did my laundry so I had not quite yet made my bed. It wasn’t until hours later that I discovered how hard it actually is to make a lofted bed. So here is how I have figured out to make mine.
Step 1: Don’t have a lofted bed.
That honestly solves every problem ever right there. Just keep to that step and you should be fine.
Step 2: If you’re like me and completely disregarded the first step the following steps apply to you. Grab ahold of your fitted sheet.
For those of you who don’t know the difference between and fitted sheet and a regular sheet I’d like to know why you are living alone with a lofted bed, but that’s something to address later. For now, the fitted sheet is the sheet with the elastic corners and puffs up like a strange parachute if you set in on your bed casually.
Step 3: Toss the fitted sheet up into the loft.
Now climb up. Do NOT try to climb up your ladder with the fitted sheet. You will fail. Miserably.
Step 4: Bang your head on the ceiling.
It’s a common problem for those of us with low ceilings to bang our heads. Adding a loft is just an another amazing part of the package.
Step 5: Pull your fitted sheet over to corner that is hardest to access when you are on the ground.
If all of your corners are easy to access on the ground then skip this step and just tuck your fitted sheet under a corner of your mattress.
Step 6: Tuck the fitted sheet under the mattress of that corner.
You may need to lift up that corner of your mattress. I believe in you. If your fitted sheet doesn’t stay, feel free to repeat step 6 while yelling obscenities at your fitted sheet until it knows its place.
Step 7: Get off of your lofted bed.
Climb down carefully. Don’t forget to bang your head on the way down.
Step 8: Make sure the fitted sheet is tucked under the corner well in the hardest to reach corner and pull it across the lengthiest side of the bed and tuck it under the mattress. Repeat with the other two corners as well.
Step 9: Take your regular sheet and spread it across your bed.
You may need to climb up onto your loft to do this. Try to spread it across your bed as well as you can. Don’t tuck it in quite yet. Wait a few more steps.
Step 10: Put on any blankets and comforters.
Put them on your bed just like your regular sheet.
Step 11: Tuck it all in.
Pull all of them down far enough to tuck them in at the bottom of your bed. I’ve found it’s easiest to push against your bed and generate enough tension that it lifts up and you can tuck your sheets in under your mattress.
Step 12: Put your pillow case one.
Revel in your glory as you put your pillow case onto your pillow and toss it onto your bed with a carefree joviality.
Step 13: Enjoy.
You should have successfully made your bed by now so feel free to lay in it.
…it was great!