Apparently all mattresses these days are much thicker than the nine-inch one I bought about 20 years ago. And apparently all sheets these days (or at least all the ones I’ve seen in my price range online and in stores) are made for mattresses several inches thicker than mine.
As a result, so-called fitted sheets don’t fit. Roll over once or twice, and they bunch all up like…ummm…a really wrinkly thing.
Since I don’t feel like spending several hundred to a thousand bucks on a new mattress for the sake of some $60 sheets, I’m left trying to make these loose sheets fit my “thin” mattress.
I’ve done some Googling and found this thing which looks promising, if somewhat complicated and a tad pricey for something that I suspect may not work as advertised.
Then there’s this, about which I’m extremely skeptical, since it doesn’t provide any tension across the width of the mattress, which is where the wrinkles form. (But it inspired me to take a couple of my old clip-on pants suspenders and try them across the the width of the mattress. The results were unsatisfactory.)
Bed Bath and Beyond has these things, although one user review I saw of them (somewhere) said they didn’t work very well and recommended ordinary binder clips like you’d use for clipping a stack of papers together. I may try that.
Do you have any suggestions, short of buying a new mattress?