You pride yourself on having a neat, well-organized linen closet, with all your towels, washcloths, sheets and pillowcases cleanly squared away.
Then it comes time to fold a fitted sheet, and all bets are off.
As housekeeping chores go, this one can feel like a wrestling match, only your opponent is a squid, or a puff of smoke.
- Hold the sheet inside. Put your hands into the corners of one of the shorter sides of the sheet.
- Bring your hands together, wrapping the right hand corner over the left hand corner. The part that’s showing should be right side out.
- Use your hand to follow the elastic downward to prevent it from becoming twisted and grasp the corner that’s hanging in the front at the bottom.
- Bring that bottom corner up
- Fold that corner over the corners in your left hand so that it’s now inside out.
- Repeat the previous two steps with the fourth corner, which should now be facing the correct side out.
- Put the sheet onto a flat surface. It should be square – more or less – with the elastic at the top, making an L-shape.
- Fold the sheet into thirds or fourths depending on sheet size, then thirds or fourths again and it’s ready for your linen closet.
Another method for folding a fitted sheet
If that method doesn’t work out, you can also follow these steps to fold a fitted sheet:
- Lay the sheet flat.
- Grab the ends of the corners closest to you.
- Line up the corner seams with the seams at the opposite end of the sheet.
- Fold the left side corner to your right hand side.
- Punch your hand into the right side corner to make a square.
- When you have a square, lay your sheet flat and fold it into thirds or fourths depending on sheet size.
- Fold it into thirds or fourths once more to get a crisp, clean sheet that won’t take up too much space in your linen closet.
OK, so I tried having someone follow the written instructions above, they got lost, frustrated and that’s when I decided only a video would really help. I found this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHTyH2nuFAw) on YouTube and thought it did a pretty good job of showing you how it is done. NOTE: If an advertisement comes up, there is a Skip Ad button on the lower right side of the video which will take you directly to the how to video.
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