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Old 03-04-2008, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Southeast
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Ant tips on putting a bedskirt on a king size bed. The mattress is king size and latex, it is really to heavy to pick up.
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Old 03-04-2008, 06:10 AM
 
Location: NE Florida
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lift one side and put all but the part you want hanging down under the section you lifted
then go around to the other side and lift that half and pull the skirt out
I use this method when putting a skirt on a queen size bed it really makes it easier
It look funny but if you use your head and shoulders to support the mattress it makes it easier to hold it up during the above process
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Old 03-04-2008, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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I have a temper-pedic and my daughter (who is 11) and I turn it once a month, from head to toe, not turn over and its a REAL struggle.

I don't have a bed skirt at the moment and am dreading having to do this, I am sure I will have to get a friend over to help my daughter and I.

I should imagine moving a very LARGE dead body would be similar.
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Old 03-04-2008, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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Okay... you might not go for this because it requires a bit of work, but you only have to do the work once.
Cut the liner (the flat part that goes on the boxspring) about two inches away from the decorative part. Sew velcro onto it. Use the self-stick type, and put the other half onto the boxspring. You can help it stay in place with a few stright pins. Then, you just stick it to the velcro, and whenver you want to wash it you just "tear" it off, wash it, and stick it back on.
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Old 03-04-2008, 11:43 PM
 
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I put a king sized bed skirt on my tempurpedic all by myself. UGH! Let's see. First I leaned over near the bottom middle of the mattress and tried lifting it up with the backs of my arms. Then I stuck my head underneath and tried to use my head to help lift it up. (That didn't work) Then I used all of my might to push it up on its side (where it crashed into the window and knocked some things down) then I quckly searched for the cat in a panic (he wasn't around thank goodness) then I jammed the bedskirt on the box spring where the mattress wasn't, stuffing the bunched up part as high as possible. Then I blacked out for a few minutes. Then I pushed the mattress back onto the box spring. Then I pushed the bed skirt into place by inching it up little by little using almost enough force to rip it, but not quite. Then I heard the front door open and realized I could have had help. Then I took a hot bath and some advil.

But it looks great
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Old 03-05-2008, 04:10 AM
 
Location: in the southwest
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Aren't there elastic bedskirts that you just put on from the outside?
I have a king tempurpedic and thought I saw one of those bedskirts in a catalog.
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Old 03-05-2008, 07:21 AM
 
Location: wrong planet
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I have been looking for one of those elastic bedskirts, but the only ones I found were the wrong color and not nearly long enough - only 14 inches long. If anyone knows where to get an elastic bedskirt in 16 or 18 inches, please let us know...
I bought a regular bedskirt and put it on with my husband, who got so impatient, he ended up ripping the part that goes under the mattress, yikes!
Wish they made elastic bedskirts to use with the tempurpedic mattresses in the right length, they are heavy as lead!
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Old 03-05-2008, 07:24 AM
 
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Here's a tip... you need a bedskirt, tailor pins (corkscrews) and scissors.

Cut the muslin (hidden part) of the bedskirt. Lift the mattress section by section, using the tailor pins to pin the bedskirt to the box spring. If you use a plywood box instead of a box spring, use thumbtacks to keep the bedskirt in place.
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Old 07-02-2008, 02:19 PM
 
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Default Getting a Bedskirt on a King Sized Bed

I googled this topic because I am about to try to get a bedskirt on my king sized bed...which weighs a ton.

Your suggestions are wonderful, and had me rolling on the floor laughing! The pictures of trying to hold the mattress up with your head, or stuffing the skirt up as high as you could conjured up images that were just hilarious.

Thanks for finding the humor in the task...I think I will try the approach of going side to side; I can slide the mattress to one side or the other, but lifting it from the bottom is impossible!

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Old 07-02-2008, 05:32 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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you could get the dog on one end and let them hold on to one and play tug of war til you get your end on.
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