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January 24, 2020

Helpful Hints from joeeze: A tight bottom sheet will enhance your sleeping experience

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I've long since realized that if my bottom sheet is taut and wrinkle-free I'm way more likely to get a good night's sleep than if it's loose and creased and saggy.

I solved this problem last century with what used to be called Sleep-Snug clips (below),


made to affix your sheet to the fat mattress welts at the intersection of the sides and bottom.


The only thing that makes these clips — now called "Bed Sheet Grippers" — not perfect is that they can be very, very difficult to attach firmly, to the point where sometimes I'd get exhausted with repeated attempts to simultaneously pull the sheet taut while enclosing it inside the narrow cleft of the Sleep-Snug along with the mattress welt.


About a month or so ago I was sitting here doing something close to nothing, but different than the day before, when it occurred to me that a binder clip — a regular old office standby — might work for sheet tightening.

I tried various ones I had sitting around the house and found a perfect solution with a 4"-wide LION clip pictured up top. 

Easy to clip on and it stayed on.

I ordered another 8 so I could put 3 on each side of my mattress (I don't bother with the head end 'cause it's difficult to get to what with that end of my bed up against the wall: besides, pulling the other 3 sides tight creates a very taut sheet.

I had my Crack Research Team©® drill down for a good price for these clips after my first pass yielded Amazon's $6 apiece.

Office Depot offers them for $2.49 each, with 20% off bringing the price down to about $2.

They're $1.99 apiece here.

Be sure you're getting genuine LION clips, item #15510 stamped on each clip under the brand name.

If you're not satisfied with the tautness of your sheets after using these clips, let me know and clifyt will refund twice what you paid for them.

January 24, 2020 at 08:01 AM | Permalink


Funny - I've read that sites like Amazon show different prices to different customers, based on some sort of algorithm. looked up that clip; they want to sell it to me for $9.10! Don't know why they think I have so much money. I am definitely a comparison shopper. (I'm kind of a pissed comparison shopper at the moment.)

Posted by: Ms. Radoo | Jan 24, 2020 9:51:26 AM

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