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Many Clients Prefer ‘Hospital Corners’ During Bed Making
chambermaid woman team at hotel serviceThere are many different ways to make the same bed. One of the most popular styles is commonly referred to as making a bed with "hospital corners". This means tucking sheets neatly underneath the mattress on both sides, using distinctive overlapping folds so that the sheets almost look like a wrapped holiday gift. Hospital corners on a bed often indicate that the person who made the bed at one time or another worked in a hospital facility, served in the military, or is just a stickler for neatness. House Cleaning Boca Raton - How to Get Hospital Corners To achieve hospital corners, all you have to do is position a flat sheet across the surface of the mattress. Then tuck the bottom of the flat sheet in at the foot of the bed. Lifting the bottom of the mattress, tuck the sheet beneath the mattress, moving from one corner of the mattress to the other. choose a corner at the foot of the bed to start with and make the required folds, tucking in the bottom and sides of the sheets tightly underneath the mattress on all three sides. Then tuck the bottom of the flat sheet in at the foot of the bed. Lifting the bottom of the mattress, tuck the sheet beneath the mattress, moving from one corner of the mattress to the other. choose a corner at the foot of the bed to start with and make the required folds, tucking in the bottom and sides of the sheets tightly underneath the mattress on all three sides. Then repeat on the other corner, or corners if you are using a flat sheet as a fitted sheet. Finally, smooth out any wrinkles on top of the sheet so that the sheet is tight and flat. In the military, hospital corners are tested by bouncing a quarter off of the flattened sheet. House Cleaning Boca Raton -- Would You Like Hospital Corners? At Carvalho's Cleaning, we will be happy to use hospital corners when making the beds in your home upon request. Many people like the sharp, consistent look of hospital corners. But other people don't like the way beds with hospital corners feel when your crawl into them. Because the sheets are tightly tucked in at the bottom, it can inhibit the free flow of the feet -- at least until the sheets and covers are kicked free. That's why we don't generally use hospital corners unless the client specifically requests it.

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