Houseboat Bed and Mattress - How to get the sheets on, in a cuddy cabin?
Houseboat bed and mattress in a cuddy cabin.
We have a houseboat bed and mattress in a cuddy cabin that are very hard to make. Any ideas how to put the sheets on easily?
We have a Fun Country houseboat with four queen size beds. Two beds are in cuddy cabin and two are in room by itself.
How do you put the sheets on these mattresses when you cannot walk around the bed. The mattresses fit up to the wall on three sides.
Thanks Richard. Reply - Answer
Well Richard, welcome to the houseboat forums, and sorry to hear about the difficulty with the bed sheets. You are not alone, as we also have the same problem.
When a bed is touching all three walls, which is common in RV's or Trailers, and also many Boats, the tempers will flare. It's really hard to "make the bed" since you have to climb on the bed, yet be able to put or pull the sheets into the two back corners.
One of the tips I can offer is to do it with two people. If you're by yourself, first start off by putting one of the sheet in one corner, and when you get to the opposing
corner, we find that by tugging and pulling up the corner of the mattress helps immensely to get things started.
The trick is to start in the two back corners, and not kneel on the bed-sheet at the same time.
If I was to offer some of my "witty male humor" I could say, "just let the wife do it", but I don't think that is the "smart answer" :)
But seriously, and joking aside, my wife is never impressed when it comes to changing the sheets on those cuddy cabin mattresses. If I am nearby, I always give her a helping hand, and we each grab a corner. (male humor, do I get Bonus Points for that?)
I am sure that this post will hit a nerve with many houseboat owners that have a hard time making the bed on those mattresses that are blocked on three sides.Lastly
, hopefully some of our readers will share and post comments about their houseboat mattress, bed-making, techniques or experiences. Feel free to use the "Click here to post comments." link found near the bottom of this page.
Thanks again for sharing, IAN from all-about-houseboats
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