How to Fold a Fitted Sheet

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Pardon me for the cheesy video, unfortunately Martha does not have a video tutorial, but read below visual instructions to tackle the daunting task of neatly folding a fitted sheet.

I don't know about you, but if you are like me, when it comes to folding a fitted sheet mine ends up looking something like this....
How in the world with the elastic bands can you make a perfect, clean square? I somehow just never thought there was an actual way to fold a fitted sheet. I suppose I thought everyone's linen closets had a wadded up mess along side all the neatly folded crisp items. Well, I was watching TV and once again, Martha Stewart came to solve one of my home making dilemmas... how to fold a fitted sheet. Heres how you do it....
1. Stand holding the sheet by the two adjacent corners of one of the shorter edges. With the sheet inside out, place one hand in each of these two corners.
2. Bring your right hand to your left, and fold the corner in your right hand over the one in your left, enveloping it. Next, reach down and pick up the corner that is hanging in front; bring it up, and fold it over the two corners in your left hand; the corner that's showing will be inside out.
3. Bring the last corner up, and fold it over the others; with its right side showing, it should envelop the other three corners.
4. Lay the folded sheet on a flat surface and straighten it into the shape shown.
5. Fold the two edges in so all the elastic is hidden.
6. Fold the sheet into a rectangle.
7. Continue folding until the rectangle is the size you want it to be.
Now doesn't that look better? I hope this will solve your dilemma (for those of you who never knew how).

1 comment:

  1. Kathleen! Oh my gosh love your blog! And I was JUST thinking the other day how I needed to look up on the internet about how to fold fitted sheets! Thanks for the tips! :)


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