My mom and dad do it together, as sort of laundry dance. If my husband had his way, he'd just roll it into a ball and shove it in the closet. Talkin' about folding that dang fitted sheet. Unlike its flat, non-elastic brother the flat sheet (that is simple and elegant after being creased and folded), the fitted sheet tends to morph into a blob that never really look right in that linen closet. Thank goodness the maven of everything household-y, Martha Stewart, had this how-to on her site. Someone on Pinterest cut and pasted the pics into one cool reference tool.
So it goes like this:
-- Take the sheet inside out and put your hand into opposite corners.
-- Carry your right hand to the left, shift the corner on your right hand onto the left. Now, reach and grab the corner that remaining and hanging in front of you and fold it over the other two. Get that last corner bring it up and fold it over all of them.
-- Next, lay it on the bed (or counter or couch) and fold in the edges so it is kind of a weird-looking rectangle-y square, but the elastic is no where to be seen. Fold a side in to make a more normal rectangle.
-- Fold one end in, and keep folding until it is the square or rectangle size you want.
Bam, slam, boo-yah! You have a lovely folded fitted sheet.
How do you fold a fitted sheet? What are your tricks?