How to Fold a Fitted Sheet

By / Food / August 4th, 2014 / 1

We’ve picked out our linens and now that we’ve laundered them a few times, the creases from bunching up that fitted sheet are starting to be permanent. Well, never fear. Your guide to folding a fitted sheet properly so they stay crisp and smooth is here.

Step 1

While standing, hold the sheet inside-out by the corners of the short edge. Tuck your hands into each of the corners so that your fingertips are on the seam.

Step 2

Bring your hands together so your fingertips are touching through the sheet. Flip the corner that is on your left hand over the right, so that the sheet corners fold over each other… kind of like they’re “spooning”. Hold the combined corners in your left and put the folded edge taught. Shake the sheet so the whole length of it is folded appropriately.

Step 3

Tuck your right hand into the combined corners and pick up the other end in your left hand. Tuck your hand into one of the corners and flip it over the combined corners. Shake out the sheet so that there are no wrinkles.

Step 4

Repeat step 3 for the final corner. The result will be a corner that is inside out.

Step 5

You can either remain standing and continue folding or lay the sheet out on a flat surface. Laying it out is easier. Straighten the sheet and fold down the elastic edge so it makes a nearly-perfect rectangle.

Step 6

Fold the sheet in thirds, lengthwise, then fold again in thirds widthwise for the perfect, folded, fitted sheet.

Or, you can just watch this youtube video from Living on a Dime.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

A freelance writer and editor, Lisa Hoekstra loves learning and trying new things. She can be found with her nose in a book or multiple tabs open on her browser as she researches the latest and greatest in the world of food, style and everything in between.

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