Making your bed is such a basic task that it's easy to be less than precise about how you do it--after all, you're just going to turn it down again when you're ready to sleep, right? But a well-made bed can add an air of neatness to your room, while a sloppily made one can add to a sense of mess and therefore contribute to your housework stress. Learn how to fit flat sheets to your mattress precisely for a tidier sleeping space. All you have to do is check out the gallery below.

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(First published in the May 2009 issue of Real Living, as part of the article "Between the Sheets." Photos by Jun Pinzon. Adapted for use in Female Network.)

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