How to Fold a Fitted Sheet

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I make a LOT of fitted crib sheets, and over the past few months have mastered the art of folding them. I've starting using this method to fold ALL our fitteds (crib through Queen size) and I'm delighted with the amount of room I save in my linen closet, and in the office from having them folded nicely.

So, how do you do it?!

First off, make sure your sheet is clean! I like to fold mine as soon as they come out of the dryer.

You'll need a clean surface to work on, the top of my laundry system seems to work well for me. A table, or even a couch or bed would work equally well!

Now, put both hands inside the sheet, and find the two top corners (I like to work with the narrow length - my arms aren't long enough to work on the wider width!) Make sure that those corners are poked out, completely.

Place the top of the sheet on top of your work surface. Now, reach down for the bottom two corners. This time, you'll want to poke them from the outside, in (the reverse of what you did before).

With your hands still inside the corners, actually, I use my index fingers, put the bottom corners into the top corners. They should fit together perfectly. Now, holding the outside of the corners, shake out the sheet. This should cause all fabric to fall nicely, as it should. Adjust any caught pieces, so you minimize wrinkling.

Next, fold the sheet, from the bottom up, into thirds. This actually depends on the size of the sheet. My queen sheets get folded into quarters, just fits the shelf a little better!

Smooth out any wrinkles. Now, I fold each side in to the middle,and fold once more, so you get a perfect rectangle.

Isn't that pretty?

*Pictures are coming, I promise!

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