How to Fold a Fitted Sheet Video


Folding fitted sheets can be the most frustrating part of the linen-changing process. You washed them, and now you want to store them. If you don’t know how to fold a fitted sheet, it can often wind up being a jumbled or askew mess. With some basic information, you can avoid that. You can accomplish this task alone, but it helps to have the help of a friend or child.

Things You'll Need

  • Fitted sheet
  • Arrange the fitted sheet so that it is inside out.

  • Place your hand in the two adjacent corners on the short side of the fitted sheet.

  • Bring your left hand to your right and flip the corner over the right corner enveloping it.

  • Reach down and pick up the other side of the fitted sheet and repeat the same process. You want to fold the left corner over the right to make a single corner.

  • Take the last corner and bring that up and fold it under the others. You should end up with the corners underneath one another.

  • Lay your arranged sheet flat, corner side up. It will not make a perfect square because of the curve. Try to make it as much a square as possible by edging it off and pressing the seams. Fold the sides once to make sure all the elastic is hidden. Then continue folding into a rectangle. Fold again if you are aiming for a perfect square.

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