10 Bed Sheet Hacks You Didn't Know You Needed

10 Bed Sheet Hacks You Didn't Know You Needed

We spend a third of our lives in bed, yet our humble bed sheets often get taken for granted. They can be the key to a good night's sleep, a source of frustration (who hasn't wrestled with a fitted sheet?), and even a way to express your style. But did you know there are clever tricks to make your bed sheets in India even more comfortable, convenient, and stylish? From folding hacks to DIY solutions, get ready to unlock the full potential of your bed sheets with these 10 unexpected tips!

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10 Best Bed Sheet Hacks 

Fitted Sheet Corner Taming Trick (we can vouch that this is a problem that you will never face with Belong Fitted Sheets) 

  • Issue: Fitted sheets can often pop off the corners during the night, leaving your mattress exposed.
  • Hack: Use suspenders! After putting on the fitted sheet, attach suspenders to each corner. Pull them underneath the mattress and clip them together on top. This will keep your fitted sheet securely in place, no more midnight wrestling matches with your bed sheets!

Belong India Fitted Sheets are designed for Indian mattress sizes. Our Fitted Sheets have an all round tight elastic for a snug fit. Our deep pocket design fits well across all widely used Indian mattress sizes. We made sure to give you more depth than your other Fitted Sheet because we understand the struggle when a Fitted Sheet doesn't fit. 

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Pillowcase Perfume Pouch:

  • Issue: Ever wished your pillow smelled as fresh as your laundry?
  • Hack: Grab a small sachet or even make your own by putting some dried lavender or your favourite potpourri in a small cloth bag. Tuck it inside the pillowcase before putting it on your pillow. Your head will thank you for the subtle, natural aroma as you sleep in. 

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Easy Bed Making with “Hotel Corners”:

  • Issue: Making your bed is a hassle, and the sheets keep coming undone.
  • Hack: Learn the art of “hotel corners.” When tucking in the sheets, at the foot of the bed, lift the edge of the mattress and fold the sheet at a 45-degree angle. Then, tuck in the sides neatly. This not only looks crisp but also helps to keep the sheets in place longer. No more messy beds! If this sounds like too much work, we feel you - just buy our Fitted Sheet instead. 

Quick Wrinkle Release with Ice:

  • Issue: Your bed sheets look like they've been slept in, even right after you've put them on.
  • Hack: Hang your wrinkled sheets on a clothesline or hanger. Take ice cubes and toss them in the dryer with your sheets for about 10-15 minutes. The steam released will help smooth out those wrinkles. Voila! Smooth, fresh sheets without the need for an iron.

Bed Sheet Storage Organiser:

  • Issue: Finding matching sheets and pillowcases in your linen closet is like a treasure hunt.

  • Hack: After folding your sheets, store each set inside one of its pillowcases. This way, when you need a set, you can grab the whole bundle without hunting for matching pieces. It not only keeps your linen closet organized but also ensures you always have a complete set ready to go. Belong's bedding set is delivered in a reusable bag, which our customers say helps them organise and store their bed sheet sets. 

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Stain-Fighting Lemon Power:

  • Issue: Stubborn stains on your sheets.
  • Hack: Mix equal parts lemon juice and salt to create a paste. Apply the paste to the stain, let it sit for about 15 minutes, and then rinse with cold water. The natural acidity of lemon helps break down stains, and the salt adds a gentle abrasive element. Wash as usual, and say goodbye to those pesky stains!

Ice Cube Wax Removal:

  • Issue: Candle wax dripped onto your sheets.
  • Hack: Let the wax cool and harden. Then, gently scrape off as much as you can with a butter knife. Place a few ice cubes in a plastic bag and lay it on top of the remaining wax to make it brittle. Once brittle, break off the wax pieces and launder your sheets. Goodbye, wax mishap!

Pilling Prevention:

  • Issue: Pilling on sheets can make them feel rough and uncomfortable.
  • Hack: Turn your sheets inside out before washing, and avoid washing them with items that have zippers or Velcro, as these can cause friction. Additionally, wash sheets separately from towels, as the lint from towels can contribute to pilling. 

Percale Cotton Bedsheets from Belong are made in singly ply yarn with long staple cotton and woven into a tight weave making them durable and crisp.

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Natural Fabric Softener:

  • Issue: Commercial fabric softeners can be expensive and may contain chemicals. They can leave a layer over your bed sheet fabric making it less breathable. 
  • Hack: Make your fabric softener by mixing equal parts water and white vinegar. Add a few drops of your favourite essential oil for a pleasant scent. Use this mixture in the rinse cycle or add it to a fabric softener dispenser. It's a cost-effective and natural alternative that leaves your sheets soft and static-free.

Sateen cotton bed sheets from Belong India are made with a sateen weave which makes the bed sheet surface soft to touch and smooth to feel. No more need for any softener. 

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Bonus tips for maintaining bed sheets

Sunlight for Brightening:

   - Sunlight is a natural brightener and has antibacterial properties. Hang your sheets outside to dry in the sunlight occasionally. This can help remove odours and give your sheets a fresh, outdoor scent.

Invest in Quality:

   - While high-quality sheets may come with a higher price tag, they are often more durable and comfortable. Invest in good-quality sheets, and you'll likely save money in the long run by not having to replace them as frequently.

Regular Cleaning of Pillows and Mattress:

   - Wash your pillows and mattress pads regularly along with your sheets. This prevents the buildup of dust mites, allergens, and odours. Always check the care instructions for your specific pillows and mattress pad.

Trim Your Toenails:

   - To avoid snagging and tearing, keep your toenails trimmed. Long toenails can be abrasive and cause damage to the fabric, especially with cotton sheets.

So there you have it! These simple bed sheet hacks are sure to make your sleep experience more comfortable, convenient, and maybe even a little fun. Sweet dreams!


  1. I hate wrestling with fitted bed sheets! Any tips?

To get a good fit, fitted sheets must have an all around elastic. Make sure the fitted sheets have deep pockets that cover your mattress height to get a tight hugging fit. 

  1. My bed sheets always seem to come loose at night. How can I prevent this?

There are a few solutions! First, ensure you're using the correct size sheet for your mattress. Secondly, invest in fitted sheets with deep pockets and all round elastic. You can also try using sheet grippers or clips, which attach to the sheet and mattress to keep everything in place.

  1. How often should I wash my bed sheets?

During the summer, aim to wash your sheets at least once a week, or even twice a week if you tend to sweat a lot at night. This removes sweat, body oils, and dust mites that can accumulate and make sheets feel hot and uncomfortable.

  1. My bed sheets feel stiff and scratchy. What can I do?

New sheets often have a starchy feel that can be unpleasant. To soften them up, wash them before using them for the first time. You can also add a cup of white vinegar to the rinse cycle to help soften the fibres. Over time, washing and drying will naturally soften the sheets further.

  1. Is there a way to keep my sheets cool in the summer?

Yes! Try these tips:

  • Choose breathable fabrics: Cotton and linen are excellent choices for summer sheets due to their breathability.
  • Line-dry your sheets outside whenever possible. The fresh air and sunshine will naturally cool and freshen them.
  • Store your sheets in a breathable fabric bag. Avoid plastic storage containers that can trap heat and moisture.
  1. What if I get cold feet at night, but my partner prefers cooler sheets?

This is a common challenge! Consider using a separate comforter with a different weight for each person. You could also explore a cooling mattress pad for your side of the bed.

So there you have it! With these bed sheet hacks and FAQs, you're well on your way to a summer of comfortable and restful sleep.

Written by: Shivangi Singh


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