Question: “I am extremely organized in terms of folding sheets and towels, but for the life of me I CANNOT fold a fitted sheet. It ends up balled between my flat sheet and my pillow cases. Drives me crazy. How do you fold a fitted sheet?”
Answer: Ahhh, the infamous fitted sheet. I know it seems like it should be so simple but it took me years before I really figured out how to fold fitted sheets! This post has a lot of pictures but it’s step by step directions in how to fold fitted sheets so that it will look just like your flat sheets. While you are learning this technique it’s good if you have a large flat surface to work on, I used the living room floor.
**I should mention that I used a Queen size sheet so if you are using a larger sheet you will have more folds at the end, or if you are using a smaller sheet you will have less folds.**
Step 1: Find the inside corner of the sheet and stick your pointer finger in it. Using the short side of the sheet find the other corner too.
After you find both corners lay the sheet on the ground, a table, or whatever is easiest. This is what it should look like:
Step 2: On the opposite side of the sheet find each corner too, however you are going to do it opposite of the top. This means you are going to do it inside out.
Step 3: Put the inside out corner into the right side out corner on each side. After that make it as “square” as possible.
This is what it should look like after you match each corner.
Step 4: Now you are going to fold it in half long ways to match up all four corners. If you look at my picture what I did was fold it in half so that the two top corners meet.
Step 5: You are almost done! Now you are going to fold it in half again, so bring the bottom up to the top.
Step 6: Fold it in half again this time bringing the left side over to the right.
Step 7: Fold it in half one more time, bringing the top down to the bottom.
This is what your finished product should look like. Side 1, see how you can see the un-squareness of it all.
Side 2, looks just like a flat sheet!
I know it works because I made my husband read the directions and fold a sheet. 🙂 Leave me a comment and let me know your success stories, I’d love to hear about it!!! Happy folding!
Here’s a little cheat sheet if you want to print it out and put it in your Laundry Room!