When looking for a queen size sheet there are a few facts to consider. Not all queen size beds are the same. Knowing the measurements of the bed will be the most helpful when shopping for queen bedding. Nothing is more frustrating than to buy a queen size sheet that is too small or snug or the fitted sheet in the queen bedding does not have a deep enough pocket to reach all the under the corner of the bed.
Here is a measuring guide to help you determine the size of the bed to ensure the correct queen size sheet set is purchased:
- 1) Get a measuring tape and place the end of the tape at the head of the mattress. If you have help ask them to hold the end in place otherwise take a telephone book or other large item and hold the end down with that. Pull the tape to the foot of the mattress and write down the measurement as the length. Most measuring tapes may not have your length in inches so use the feet and inches and convert it to inches. For instance, your measurement is 6 feet 7 inches so take the 6 feet and multiply that by 12 which will give you 72 inches then add the 7 inches which equals 79 inches. That will give you a total length from head to foot. For United States queen sized beds, the average is approximately 80 inches long.
- 2) Perform the same action for the width, measuring from one side of the mattress to the other. Convert to inches if needed. For United States queens sized beds, the average is approximately 60 inches wide.
- 3) Pick one of the four corners of the bed and place the end of your measuring tape at the bottom of the corner. Pull the tape to the top of the corner. This will give you the pocket depth. The sheet pocket will need to be longer than this measurement to be able to slip all the way under the bed. Standard pocket size ranges between 6 to 12 inches. Anything larger than 12 inches should be considered a deep pocket.
Purchasing the correct size in queen bedding will make the sleep experience much richer and less frustrating.