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How to fold sheets into a nice little package

Posted by on Dec. 4, 2014 at 11:19 AM
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 4 Ways to Fold Bedsheets



There are two things you need to know in order to fold your freshly laundered bedsheets into happy little packages waiting to be opened next time you change the sheets.  

1. You need adequate space.  A big clean bed is great, the floor or kitchen table will work too if they are clean. 
2. It doesn't have to be perfect. Flawless is for people who have all day to spend folding sheets. Pretty is good enough for the rest of us.

I'm going to show you 4 different methods, but the difference is in how you fold the pillow case. So either way, you'll need to start at step one.

Step One: Fold the fitted sheet in half, wrong sides together.  Tuck the elastic corners inside each other.


Step two: Fold it in half again, tucking the elastic corners inside each other once more. Lay out on bed or table and smooth into a nice square or rectangle (depending on the size of your sheet).


Step 3: Fold fitted sheet into thirds lengthwise.

For large sheet sets you may want to fold it into fourths instead. If so, fold the top quarter down and the bottom quarter up and then in half so that there are no exposed edges.




Step 4:  Now fold in thirds the other way.



Step 6: Fold your flat sheet to be the same size as your fitted sheet.  Stack together.


Step 7: Fold your pillowcase.


Method 1: Place the sheets inside the pillowcase and fold the excess pillow case under.
Method 2:  Fold the pillowcase in thirds lengthwise and then wrap across the stacked sheets. 
Method 3: Simply fold the pillowcase and place on top of the sheets
Method 4: Fold the pillowcase lengthwise to make it the same width as your folded sheets.  Wrap around both sheets creating a nice smooth front to display in your linen closet.
http://www.imperfecthomemaking.com/2011/09/4-ways-to-fold-bedsheets.html
Here's a video of another simple way of folding the fitted sheet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DslWpsTc7SY
by on Dec. 4, 2014 at 11:19 AM
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othermom
by on Dec. 4, 2014 at 11:59 AM

neat idea

Janet
by Bronze Member on Dec. 4, 2014 at 3:37 PM

 TFS!

TLC4theworld
by on Dec. 4, 2014 at 3:42 PM

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Once I fold my sheets and the second pillow case I actually tuck it inside the first pillow case. I do it this way because we move a lot and I got tired of movers putting the same parts of the sheet set in 3 different boxes then never being able to find a set until we move to the next place. Also, it makes it so much easier to move the sets around in the closet, even if I drop it, I don't have to refold it.
melindabelcher
by on Dec. 4, 2014 at 5:46 PM
Cool!
Juniper53098
by on Dec. 4, 2014 at 6:26 PM

Thanks!

kmqw229
by on Dec. 4, 2014 at 6:46 PM
Awesome!
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momofnatalie
by on Dec. 4, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Thank you, those darn fitted sheets always give me a problem.

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