Zip-up bedding

OK, it’s time your kid took some responsibility for making his own bed.

Get him started on the Operation Tidy Kid with a ZippySack ($29.99 for twin, $39.99 for full). This seen-on-TV zippered fleece blanket, available in a variety of styles, fits snuggly over a mattress (just like a fitted sheet). It includes a storage pocket for must-have nighttime items.

When it’s time to make the bed, it’s just a matter of flipping up the sheet and zipping it up. Bonus: Your kid’s covers won’t fall off or untuck during bedtime, so maybe he’ll stay warm and sleep longer. 

Retailers include Walgreens, Walmart, Toys ‘R’ Us and Bed Bath & Beyond.