Bedding Corner Tether
Category: Household, bedding, housekeeping, bedroom
Problem: I have a queen-sized bed that is pushed up into the corner on one side, which of course provides lots of extra room in my small bedroom, but makes it difficult to make the bed. I thought that if I tethered the various sheets, blankets, comforters, bedspreads, etc. up in that corner or close to it, they would remain there in spite of my tossing and turning. And it would be easy for the other parts of the bed that were accessible to put the bedding back into place.
Action: I tried two approaches. My bed doesn’t have a headboard but I have a platform to which I attached a screw eye. If I had a headboard, a screw eye could be attached as well. I ran a line through the screw eye to the foot of the bed. At the end of the line by the head of the bed I attached a number of tarp clamps that squeezed onto the sheets and comforter, and then when I pulled the line they would be moved up into the corner. However, the bedding slipped out of these particular clamps, so I decided to use the other reusable grommets that I had used on my (bed sheet extension) that very securely held the bedding in place. I attached these grommets down about a foot from the corner of the bedding so that when the bedding was pulled up, there was extra to go over pillows or to snuggle under when one is sleeping. The line that feeds to the foot of the bed can be secured in any way that is easy for it to be loosened to pull the bedding back to change it, and so forth. In my case, I put another screw eye in the platform that my mattresses are on.
Result: It worked great!
Additional Thoughts: By doing this, excess bedding hangs over the side, because it is not hanging over the side of the bed next to the wall, which for me is very desirable because my bed is elevated.
When idea was conceived: October, 2014
How much time it took to develop: 1 hour
How much money it took to develop: $5.00
Current status: No longer in use – Bought a new bed and it is in a different position in the room.
Since it was originally done: The reusable grommets that I was using are for tarps and they really hold the material very securely, but there might be a way to find something that holds the material but is not as difficult to engage.