How to Make Hospital Corners on a Bed: A Visual Guide

The bed that has been used at a hospital for years starts showing signs of wear. The corners are worn from the nurses and patients who have had to move around in it, making various body positions difficult. This guide will show you how to make them new again!

Hospital corners are used in hospitals and military corners are used for tents. There is a difference between them, so this article will teach you how to make hospital corners on a bed.

Spread out bottom, fitted sheet and fit corners of sheet around corners of mattress. Stand at foot of bed and spread top sheet over fitted sheet. The end of the sheet with the large hem goes at head of bed. Leave a small space between top of sheet and head of bed. At foot of bed, tuck end of sheet between mattress and box springs. Ensure sheet lays smoothly between the two. Make a hospital corner on one side of mattress at foot of bed. Grab and lift the draping sheet from the side about 16 inches from foot of bed. Fold the sheet back over the mattress. (image of hands lifting sheet up from that point. the attached image labeled "nurse1" is a good depiction of this step) Frame 5: Tuck in triangle-shaped lower drape between mattress and box springs. Hold the corner in place with your free hand and fold the top drape over. You want the fold on the top drape to form a 45-degree angle. Repeat on opposite corner of mattress. Tuck in sheet on both sides of the bed. Repeat process with blanket. Put pillow in case and back on head of bed. Add comforter. Smooth everything down.

Why do you have to make your bed? Not only does doing it every day help you develop discipline, which develops your willpower, but keeping your space tidy also helps you preserve your daily willpower supply, allowing you to focus on other essential duties. Plus, it simply looks wonderful, and it feels great to get into a freshly made bed each night. Here’s how to construct a bed you can bounce a quarter off if you want to learn a military-style procedure for a tighter outcome.

  1. Spread out the bottom, fitted sheet, and wrap the sheet’s corners around the mattress’s corners.
  2. Spread the top sheet over the fitted sheet while standing at the foot of the bed. The big hemmed end of the sheet goes at the head of the bed. Allow a modest gap between the top of the sheet and the bed’s head.
  3. Tuck the end of the sheet between the mattress and the box springs at the foot of the bed. Ensure that the sheet is evenly distributed between the two.
  4. Make a hospital corner at the foot of the bed on one side of the mattress. Grab the drape sheet on the side of the bed, approximately 16 inches from the foot of the bed, and raise it.
  5. Between the mattress and the box springs, tuck in the triangle-shaped bottom drape.
  6. Fold the top drape over while holding the corner in place with your free hand. The top drape should be folded at a 45-degree angle. Rep on the other side of the mattress.
  7. On all sides of the bed, tuck the sheet in.
  8. Replace the blanket and repeat the procedure. Replace the pillow in the case and the head of the bed. Include a comforter. Everything should be smoothed out. 

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The “military bed corners” are the most common type of corner on a hospital bed. The “How to Make Hospital Corners on a Bed: A Visual Guide” will teach you how to make these corners.

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How do I make the corners of my bed?

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