The Right Way To Fold a Fitted Sheet
This simple trick will change everything
Fitted sheets can be tricky. They’re oddly-shaped and seemingly impossible to fold neatly - if at all. But even the most unruly of fitted sheets will behave if treated in the following fashion, organisation expert Peter Walsh.
- Turn the sheet inside out, says Walsh. Then, hold it lengthwise so that the longest side of the sheet is parallel to the floor.
- Next, grab two corners on one side of the sheet and then fold the first corner inside the second corner. This can be a little tricky so we've supplied some vision to follow - see below.
- Slip that corner over a high-backed chair, says Walsh. Then repeat the process with the other corners. It will feel a little tricky the first few times but soon it will be second nature. Promise.
- Next grab the third and fourth corners and fold the third one inside the fourth one - just like you did in step two.
- You should now have another corner. Place that corner over a second chair. Again - tricky right? But the vision will help.
- Next, pick up the corner from the first chair and fold it over the corner that is on top of the second chair. You still with us?
- Take that nice-looking sheet (you should have a square shape now) and lay it on a flat surface. Think kitchen bench or table.
- Fold that square into thirds and you'll have a snappy-looking rectangle. Now, fold that rectangle into thirds again and you will have a neat and tidy square because you my friend - just folded a fitted sheet.