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poisonivy 04-28-2012 03:32 PM

Ok I'm sick of it. Problems with sheets!
 
Is there something new about sheets and mattress pads that make them not stay on like sheets did when I was a kid? Is it about the thread count? My sheets are a wrinkly mess every morning along with the mattress cover and my husbands corner ALWAYS comes off. Need advice! It seems the elastic stretches out very easily and doesn't hold the sheets down or the sheets are just too big. I can't be the only one with this problem. Help.

roseannadana 04-28-2012 03:36 PM

It's like the sizes aren't standard anymore. I have a nice pillowtop mattress with a topper. Regular pocket sheets slip off on the corners and deep pocket sheets are too loose. Drives me crazy too!

Eilonwy 04-28-2012 03:43 PM

Mattresses have gotten bigger and a lot of sheets manufacturers haven't caught up.

LAwoman 04-28-2012 03:52 PM

You are not alone! Ever since I got rid of my pillow top mattress pad, I've been struggling with this. (I threw it out when I thought I might have bedbugs--fortunately I did not!)

So, in my case, it appears the solution may be to buy another mattress pad! Maybe try that if you haven't already?

Who Me? 04-28-2012 04:55 PM

They sell things that you clip to the underside of the fitted sheets to help hold them on. Like a one-inch wide strip if elastic a couple inches long with a clip on each end.

As a kid my sheets always came off--now they stay on great. Maybe I've just been lucky in getting the right sizes!!

Jess the Mess 04-28-2012 06:13 PM

My sheets are always slipping too. It's so frustrating! I've thought of getting those clip things but haven't been able to find them in a store.

The New Black 04-28-2012 08:27 PM

They make elastic bands with clips on the end that you can use to keep sheets in place. Places like Bed Bath and Beyond should have them.

RedCatWaves 04-28-2012 11:56 PM

I think the solution is to buy better sheets. The stuff I've bought in big box linen stores always turns out to be crap, no matter the thread count or price....sizes inconsistent, fitteds not fitting, flats too short, all of them too wide, wrinkled mess by morning, wears out quickly, etc.

I know i sound like a broken record, but Lands End has great sheets...and a great price if you shop their clearance section. My LE sheets actually stay on my bed.

curlylaura 04-29-2012 01:46 AM

I have resorted to using safety pins to fasten the fitted sheet and mattress protector on to the mattress. It's so annoying.

missbanjo 04-29-2012 07:59 AM

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Originally Posted by The New Black (Post 1943335)
They make elastic bands with clips on the end that you can use to keep sheets in place. Places like Bed Bath and Beyond should have them.


This. They work great for us.

poisonivy 04-30-2012 07:36 AM

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Originally Posted by RedCatWaves (Post 1943415)
I think the solution is to buy better sheets. The stuff I've bought in big box linen stores always turns out to be crap, no matter the thread count or price....sizes inconsistent, fitteds not fitting, flats too short, all of them too wide, wrinkled mess by morning, wears out quickly, etc.

I know i sound like a broken record, but Lands End has great sheets...and a great price if you shop their clearance section. My LE sheets actually stay on my bed.

Does it matter which Lands End sheets? Are the 200 thread count as good as the 600? I HATE spending money on sheets but I will if it solves my problem.

SunshineGrrl 04-30-2012 10:01 AM

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Originally Posted by RedCatWaves (Post 1943415)
I think the solution is to buy better sheets. The stuff I've bought in big box linen stores always turns out to be crap, no matter the thread count or price....sizes inconsistent, fitteds not fitting, flats too short, all of them too wide, wrinkled mess by morning, wears out quickly, etc.

I know i sound like a broken record, but Lands End has great sheets...and a great price if you shop their clearance section. My LE sheets actually stay on my bed.

RCW, do you have a tall mattress? My fitted sheets fit fine, but my flat sheets always seem to come untucked at the ends because my like to have my sheets/covers, etc. up around my face when I sleep. Ultimately, that tends to leave the length of the flat sheet too "short" and it comes untucked on the sides and eventually on the ends. I don't really have a price range, though I do like egyptian cotton...soooo soft. I will pay for quality, here.

RedCatWaves 04-30-2012 11:57 PM

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Originally Posted by poisonivy (Post 1944036)
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Originally Posted by RedCatWaves (Post 1943415)
I think the solution is to buy better sheets. The stuff I've bought in big box linen stores always turns out to be crap, no matter the thread count or price....sizes inconsistent, fitteds not fitting, flats too short, all of them too wide, wrinkled mess by morning, wears out quickly, etc.

I know i sound like a broken record, but Lands End has great sheets...and a great price if you shop their clearance section. My LE sheets actually stay on my bed.

Does it matter which Lands End sheets? Are the 200 thread count as good as the 600? I HATE spending money on sheets but I will if it solves my problem.

I bought 2 sets of egyptian cotton sheets, king size, 400 count, on clearance for $80 each They've been so awesome. You just have to watch their online clearance section.

RedCatWaves 05-01-2012 12:04 AM

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Originally Posted by SunshineGrrl (Post 1944148)
Quote:

Originally Posted by RedCatWaves (Post 1943415)
I think the solution is to buy better sheets. The stuff I've bought in big box linen stores always turns out to be crap, no matter the thread count or price....sizes inconsistent, fitteds not fitting, flats too short, all of them too wide, wrinkled mess by morning, wears out quickly, etc.

I know i sound like a broken record, but Lands End has great sheets...and a great price if you shop their clearance section. My LE sheets actually stay on my bed.

RCW, do you have a tall mattress? My fitted sheets fit fine, but my flat sheets always seem to come untucked at the ends because my like to have my sheets/covers, etc. up around my face when I sleep. Ultimately, that tends to leave the length of the flat sheet too "short" and it comes untucked on the sides and eventually on the ends. I don't really have a price range, though I do like egyptian cotton...soooo soft. I will pay for quality, here.

My mattress is just regular, not tall.

If your flat sheet comes untucked, it's probably too short. I have had that problem with every set I've bought in linens n things or bed bath & beyond...they're all too frigging short...and they get shorter with every washing til they're practically at my waist. LE flat sheets are plenty long...enough to tuck well and still have a large bit to overlap the blanket.

SunshineGrrl 05-01-2012 03:54 PM

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Originally Posted by RedCatWaves (Post 1944611)
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Originally Posted by SunshineGrrl (Post 1944148)
Quote:

Originally Posted by RedCatWaves (Post 1943415)
I think the solution is to buy better sheets. The stuff I've bought in big box linen stores always turns out to be crap, no matter the thread count or price....sizes inconsistent, fitteds not fitting, flats too short, all of them too wide, wrinkled mess by morning, wears out quickly, etc.

I know i sound like a broken record, but Lands End has great sheets...and a great price if you shop their clearance section. My LE sheets actually stay on my bed.

RCW, do you have a tall mattress? My fitted sheets fit fine, but my flat sheets always seem to come untucked at the ends because my like to have my sheets/covers, etc. up around my face when I sleep. Ultimately, that tends to leave the length of the flat sheet too "short" and it comes untucked on the sides and eventually on the ends. I don't really have a price range, though I do like egyptian cotton...soooo soft. I will pay for quality, here.

My mattress is just regular, not tall.

If your flat sheet comes untucked, it's probably too short. I have had that problem with every set I've bought in linens n things or bed bath & beyond...they're all too frigging short...and they get shorter with every washing til they're practically at my waist. LE flat sheets are plenty long...enough to tuck well and still have a large bit to overlap the blanket.

Looks like I'm going to invest in some LE sheets. You would be my forever hero if you told me they came out of the dryer and weren't wrinkly to the point I don't have to iron them! I want 100% cotton or 100% Egyptian cotton without them being all wrinkled. Ironing is not my friend...just to get the sides to lie flat. No bueno.

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RedCatWaves 05-01-2012 04:35 PM

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Originally Posted by SunshineGrrl (Post 1945079)
You would be my forever hero if you told me they came out of the dryer and weren't wrinkly to the point I don't have to iron them! I want 100% cotton or 100% Egyptian cotton without them being all wrinkled. Ironing is not my friend...just to get the sides to lie flat. No bueno.


I have never ironed a sheet in my life...do people actually do that?!? :scratch:

Mine come out of the dryer great...no wrinkles. Very fluffy.

SunshineGrrl 05-02-2012 11:46 AM

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Originally Posted by RedCatWaves (Post 1945111)
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Originally Posted by SunshineGrrl (Post 1945079)
You would be my forever hero if you told me they came out of the dryer and weren't wrinkly to the point I don't have to iron them! I want 100% cotton or 100% Egyptian cotton without them being all wrinkled. Ironing is not my friend...just to get the sides to lie flat. No bueno.


I have never ironed a sheet in my life...do people actually do that?!? :scratch:

Mine come out of the dryer great...no wrinkles. Very fluffy.

Yes, on my regular 400 thread count 100% cotton ones I do. The flat ones come out so wrinkled on the sides that they would be a good 2-3 inches shorter just because they wrinkle in on themselves (accordion style) where the side seams are. And where the top (head part) is, it's so wrinkled and misshapen, I have to iron it so it lays flat. It's awful!

I feel like I'm living back in my Grandma's days where you had to iron everything because that's what you did back then. My flat sheets of the ones that are not Egyptian Cotton are the only ones I do that with, but it's still a fat PITA because they're so wide that the ends get wrinkled (just from laying on the ground, not accordioning like before) by the time I'm completely finished. If I'm going to iron something, I would prefer it to be completely smooth from the ironing, dangit!

I'm totally investing in like 6 Egyptian Cotton LE sheets so I can "donate" the others to people who don't care or who will iron them. Like my mom. She'll iron them. She still iron's everything (okay, not everything, but my dad's work pants...Dockers...and the lapels of his polo shirts so they don't roll up, Church shirts...and her...well everything else I just toss in the dryer for 10 minutes to get the wrinkles out). I'm sure you can get the gist of how often my mom irons. My ironing board is used as a desk unless I'm ironing my current sheet's. Or maybe, MAYBE a pair of khaki pants for work. Basically, once in a very blue moon. I hates the iron.


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