Mattress Lifters: Are there tools to help me make my bed?
Are there tools to help me make my bed?
Products mentioned in our answer below are provided to inform you about the types of technologies available and have not been evaluated by CanAssist. They may or may not be appropriate for your particular situation. Some technologies and devices may require an in-person assessment. Speak with your health care provider for additional information and support.
Making one’s bed can be exhausting when coupled with mobility and arthritis issues. Arthritis.org has Tips to Make Your Bed With Less Pain that may help you. In addition, there are some assistive tools you might want to explore:
- Bed MadeEZ Bed Maker and Mattress Lifter by Cadence Keen Innovations, Inc. (at Walmart Canada) allows you to lift your mattress effortlessly and helps you to tuck in sheets quickly. This tool slides between the mattress and box springs to lift your mattress four to five inches. The downside is that you still need to bend over to use this tool. This product costs about $92 (CDN).
- The Tucker (Bed Sheet Tucker Tool) by by D-B Tucker, LLC (at Amazon Canada) relieves you from lifting the mattress by helping you tug the corners. The product costs around $55 (CDN), plus shipping fees.
- QuickZip Zip Sheet Starter Pack (Queen Size) (at QuickZip) are “smarter fitted sheets” that are quick to swap out, easy to fold, and will not pop off randomly. It features a zipper along the bed edge of the fitted sheet to make swapping out the sheets easy. The duvet cover zipper extends along the bottom and side, so it opens wide - no flipping, stuffing, rolling, or diving required. It also comes with clips to keep your comforter in place. The Queen-sized starter pack costs around $145 (USD), plus additional shipping fees.
- Mattress Jack Mattress Elevator (at Amazon Canada) is an inflatable mattress lifter placed between your mattress and box spring or slats. It raises your entire mattress by approximately 10 inches. It takes 60 seconds of inflation, and you can comfortably remove your old sheets and tuck new linens without kneeling or bending. Once it deflates after 60 seconds, it becomes invisible, and your sheets remain tucked. The product is available for Queen- and King-sized mattresses and costs around $330 (CDN), plus additional shipping fees.