Folding a fitted sheetFresh laundry, sometimes there is nothing better are you with me?  Well I especially love fresh and clean sheets hot out of the dryer.  What I don’t like is folding the dreaded FITTED SHEET.  The flat sheet is no problem; you just match the corners and fold until you have a need little square.  Then there is the FITTED SHEET….UGH.  Are you like me, you take it out of the dryer attempt to match the corners and then just wind up rolling it into a ball?  Apparently many of us do that so as you are laughing at this statement I know that you are among this majority.  So I attempted to tackle this, I asked my sister and she told me that she learned from whom else but Martha Stewart.  So as my encyclopedia of domesticity of late, I turned to her website for my tutorial.  Here is how she does it.

There is a foolproof technique for folding a fitted sheet. 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.


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