Tuesday, July 27, 2010

How To Fold A Fitted Sheet

My friend and fellow blogger, Melissa, mentioned that she did not know how to fold a fitted sheet... So, I thought I would find the instructions to how I do it and share since this is one of those word wide phenomenon that no one can really figure out; most fitted sheets end up in a ball rolled up and stuffed in the linen closet. lol

I got these instructions a while back on Martha Stewart's website. Can't go wrong there (with anything for the home, anyways)

These instructions are for a right-handed person; just reverse them if you're left-handed.

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.

**P.S. It helps tremendously if the sheet is ironed!!


Anonymous said...

Or, just wad it up,,,,,

Melissa D. said...

I'm both amused and unsettled by the fact that you know it works better if the sheet is ironed.

Barbara G said...

I figured this out years ago without Martha....and forget about the ironing part! LOL

Emily Anne said...

Wow, I never knew that I wanted to know that, but now I want to go refold all my fitted sheets, lol.


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