This tip will likely NOT apply to most people here, but there is something I’ve started doing that might also help you both and hopefully a few others.
When we do a change-over I’ve started a system that really seems to work to keep the wrinkles out and stress about getting the sheets on the bed instantly to avoid wrinkles. Here are the steps:
- I wash one or two sets of sheets - then put only ONE of the bottom sheets in the dryer on it’s own for about 15 minutes. (And start the second load of washing.)
- After 15 minutes, take it out 3/4 dry - most wrinkles are gone and dries quickly when it’s the only thing in the dryer. Put it on the bed while the second bottom sheet goes into the dryer for 15 minutes.
- Take it out and put it on the bed while the top sheet from bed #1 goes in the dryer for 15 minutes. Fifteen minutes later, out comes the top sheet 3/4 dry and I put it on top of the now-dry bottom sheet. Do the same for the last top sheet.
The nice thing is, when it goes on slightly damp any wrinkles are smoothed away by your hands as you make the bed - EVEN those nasty wrinkles at the top edge of the Top sheet… and I use 500 TC 100% cotton sheets.
Everything is dry within 20 minutes and then the rest of the bedding goes on.
We do have 2 sets of sheets for each of many beds that we use for quick changeovers. But since the laundry has to be done either way, when I’m able to wash and put it right on the bed I don’t have to fold everything so it saves time in the long run.