Smarter Home: How do you fold a fitted sheet?

Posted by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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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? 

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by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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SarahSuzyQ
by Sarah on Feb. 18, 2013 at 8:21 AM
I have never figured it out... Thanks so much for posting this, I have sheets downstairs that need to be folded right now!
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Threes.Company
by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 8:25 AM
I need to refold my linen closet now!!
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kgmmw
by Silver Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 8:31 AM
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I fold mine almost exactly like that.
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deedee3849
by Gold Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 8:45 AM

I fold it however it falls...I'm not a "crisp" lines type lol.

sweetpea1269
by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 8:45 AM
I do mine like that, they nev
er get so flat tho! I
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TheMrs407
by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 8:46 AM

Roll it up and toss it in the closet. :)

Stevensmomma
by Platinum Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 9:23 AM


Quoting SarahSuzyQ:

I have never figured it out... Thanks so much for posting this, I have sheets downstairs that need to be folded right now!

lol me too

momofsixangels
by Colleen on Feb. 18, 2013 at 9:24 AM

With 7 people to do laundry for Im lucky if I even fold it lol

mikesmom65270
by Bronze Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 9:28 AM

That's how I learned to do that in 4-H, many years ago.  I don't always do it however, depends on my mood at the time!

Juniper53098
by June on Feb. 18, 2013 at 9:34 AM

I rarely do it because we don't have that many spare sheet sets.  They usually go right back on the bed after washing.

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