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Tue, 18 Jul, 2017Danielle McCarthy

How to fold a fitted sheet

How to fold a fitted sheet

Folding fitted sheets can be messy and time-consuming if you don’t have a good strategy on how to do it. Watch the video above to find out how you can neatly fold your fitted sheets with this easy method.


1. Drape the sheet over your hands

With the top two corners inside out and elastic edge facing you, drape the sheet over your hands with one hand in each of the top corners.

2. Fold sheet in half and tuck in corners

Fold the sheet in half vertically and flip the right corner over the left to create a pocket. Turn the sheet 180 degrees and fold a second pocket up top. If the sheet has gathered any sides, tuck them into each other.

3. Fold in half

Reposition your hold so there are two corners over your left hand and the other two over your right hand. The folded seam should be at the bottom and the tucked and gathered edge should be facing you. Fold the sheet in half again so all four corners meet and then flip the right set of corners over the left set.

4. Lay the sheet on the bed

While the gathered edges are facing up, fold the longer part of the curved edge in toward the centre to create a straight edge. The sheet should now be a rectangle. Fold in half lengthwise and then fold into thirds.

Do you use this method when you fold fitted sheets? Let us know in the comments below.

Video credit: Real Simple

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