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Easy-to-Use Single Bedding Packages



Usually to save space, a single bed is placed next to a wall and a person only gets into the bed from room side. The single bed packages, described here, will use this fact and we will use the wall side to place many of the Velcro patches, which will keep the sheets and blankets in place. A single bed, which allowed access from both sides, was mentioned briefly under “double beds”.
For the normal wall single beds, I will call the wall side the “closed” side and the room side the “open” side.
Because we now have a “closed side”, this bed can use just one folded double sheet to form both a top and bottom sheet. Velcro patches will attach this sheet, at its fold, to the closed side of the mattress. And similarly, a folded blanket will also be attached to the closed side of the mattress. And this arrangement will give our bed two blankets.

But beds of this type must now come with two different orientations.
A)        A “head-on-right” form where a person, facing the open side, sees the head of the bed on their right.
B)        And a “head-on-left ” form where a person, facing the open side, sees the head of the bed on their left.
            In all this discussion and diagrams, I will only show the head-on-right form. The head-on-left form can always be obtained by some simple changes. But this means that a purchaser must choose their required orientation when buying the package - and then this orientation cannot be changed.

The fact that the bed must now come with two different orientations is a slight disadvantage of this bed. But this disadvantage also gives the user several very important advantages. These are:
1)         In normal circumstances, the bed now never requires access to the wall side of the bed. So the bed now needs much less space in the room. (This is why I personally was forced to invent this new kind of bed in the first place. I broke my back in a climbing accident 11 years ago, and this put me in a wheelchair. And in a wheelchair, there will never be enough room to gain access to the wall side of a bed. So I couldn’t make my bed.)
2)         It is much easier to adjust the number of blankets during the night. They can by easily tossed to the side and brought back into position at will.
3)         It is slightly easier to make the bed in the morning. This is because it is easier to pull the bedding into the correct position from the side - rather than from the bottom.
4)         It is now easier to do the washing. This is because the top sheet is taken off when the bottom sheet is taken off (and also returned at the same time). Also the washing operation is slightly easier because there is now less material that needs to be washed.

This then is the basic system that our single bedding system will use. The details, of where the Velcro will be placed, are now shown in the diagrams.

The following diagram shows all the tapes stretched out with the mattress below them in its correct relative position. (The mattress is assumed to have the standard single bed sizes of: – length: 188 cm, width: 90 cm and depth: 20 cm.)

 

 

The Connected Tapes that surround a Single Mattress (scale 1:20)connected tapes surrounding single mattress

 

            When the long ends are folded underneath the mattress, these tapes will fully surround the mattress. And then, when the 20 cm of Velcro at their ends is pressed together, these tapes will tightly enclose the mattress.
            This diagram does contain all the relevant detail about where the Velcro patches are placed on the tapes.

 

This next diagram shows a folded sheet with the mattress beneath it. The Velcro patches shown are all 6 cm x 5 cm in size, of the “fluffy” kind and are to be sown underneath (just on the bottom sheet). The numbers are all the distances in cm.

 

 

A Folded Sheet with Velcro for a Single Mattress (scale 1:10)folded sheet with velcro for single mattress

 

 

            This diagram shows a folded sheet of width 110 cm and of length 208 cm. A standard double sheet (which we use) is 230 cm wide and 254 cm long. So, before this sheet is used, its length must be reduced to 208 cm by cutting off the end. Then the width of the sheet must be reduced by folding up 10 cm and sewing this up. (But this sewing can be avoided by incorporating the fold when the Velcro patches (that attach the open edge to the mattress) are sown on.)

 

Then this next diagram shows a folded blanket and where the Velcro patches must be sown on this. The Velcro patches shown are all 6 cm x 5 cm in size, of the “fluffy” kind and are to be sown underneath but this time through both blankets. The numbers are all the distances in cm.

 

 

A Folded Blanket with Velcro for a Single Mattress (scale 1:10)

 

folded blanket with velcro for single mattress

 

            This diagram shows a folded blanket of 120 cm width and 108 cm long. A standard double blanket is 240 cm long and 220 cm long. So the blanket must be folded on its length giving 120 cm for our doubled width. And the 220 cm length must then be reduced by 12 cm to give 208 cm.
            The system I have described here allows the sleeper to toss their top-sheet and blankets to the side very easily. But some sleepers might prefer that the top sheet and blanket remain in place at the bottom of the bed - as they do in a double bed. This would make the bedding remain more in place during the night. And in the morning, the bed would be easier to make. This optional facility could be given quite easily - if required. But I won’t describe this facility here.

 

These various diagrams are not very easy to follow. But they do contain all the necessary detail about where everything must be attached.

 

 

 

You might now also like to look back at:

either my "Home Page" (which introduces this whole website and lists all my webpages),

or  “Bryden’s Inventions(which introduces this major set of webpages,

or “A New Easy-to-Use Bedding-Package System (which introduces this minor set of webpages).

 

My next normal webpage is Easy-to-Use, Complete, Temporary, Single Bed.

 

Updated on 11/11/2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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