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Folding Fitted Sheets Made Easy

FOLDING FITTED SHEETS MADE EASY
 September 14, 2018 |  DIY, Just for Fun |  organization, bedroom, laundry

Here’s a familiar sight—your sheets are fresh out of the dryer, and now everything needs to be folded. You take care of the flat sheet, no problem. Pillow cases, easy. Fitted sheet? Hold on a second. If you think the only way to fold fitted sheets is to crumple them into a messy ball and throw them in the closet, you’re not alone. Sure, fitted sheets are unruly, but there’s a better way to fold them that’s a snap to learn.

Before We Get Started
Why are we going through this in the first place? Isn’t it enough that your fitted sheets get sort of folded and stuffed in the linen closet? At least they’re not ending up in a pile on the floor, right? Well, there are a few good reasons to take the extra minute and do the job correctly.

First, your sheets will stay wrinkle-free, which we all know deep down is better than the alternative. Second, folding your fitted sheets actually saves a ton of room in your linen closet, so if you’re one of those people who keeps more sheets, towels and other linen-closet-y things than you probably need, anything you can do to create more space is a must. Lastly, folding fitted sheets helps keep your linen closet organized—imagine not having to pull everything out looking for the one thing you need. Feels good, doesn’t it?

Folding Fitted Sheets in 7 Easy Steps

  1. Hold the sheet by two adjacent corners of the shorter side. Making sure that the sheet is inside out with the elastic edge facing you, place a hand in each corner.
  2. Starting with your right hand, bring one corner to the other and fold it over so the left corner is underneath the right one.
  3. Look down. You should see a corner hanging down in front. Grab that one, bring it up and fold it over the corners in your left hand. You’ll know you did this right if the corner that’s showing now is inside out.
  4. One more corner to go—bring that one up to meet the others and fold it over them. At this point your fitted sheet should be in a more or less square shape, with a “c” of elastic going from one corner to its opposite.
  5. Lay the sheet on a flat surface to smooth out any wrinkles.
  6. Fold the sheet into halves or thirds, depending on how small you want it.
  7. Marvel in your handiwork and accept your exclusive membership in the Fitted Sheet Folders Association.
  8. Just kidding, that’s not a real thing . . . or is it?

 

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