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How to fold a fitted sheet

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This is my husband’s version of a properly folded fitted sheet.

We tend to do our laundry on the weekends, when there is more time to spread out, and somehow it feels more OK to leave a huge pile of unfolded laundry on the extra bed for 24 hours. (Don’t ask me why, it just does. Maybe it’s because we spend most weekends in a house where there is an extra bed…) This weekend, my husband (who, it should be noted, began folding his clothes before bed at age two) took on the job of folding everything and putting it neatly in the laundry bag for transportation back to Brooklyn. He’s very organized and has recently really gotten into storing complete sets of sheets inside one of the pillowcases, so you just pull out one neat bundle and you’re all good for making the bed. A great idea if I do say so myself.

This morning I pulled out one of the aforementioned pillowcase bundles and discovered that, evidently, Josh’s folding skills do not extend to fitted sheets. (see photo above) This is ironic, as not only is he a folding fanatic, but he also oversaw the production of the incredibly useful One Kings Lane video called, appropriately: How To Fold A Fitted Sheet.

At the risk of being accused of trying to be the next Martha Stewart, I am posting this video here. Because most of us, no matter what we think, don’t really know how to fold a fitted sheet properly. And all of our lives would be vastly improved once we mastered this skill. Which takes about 5 seconds, by the way.

You can thank me later.

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  1. jayme emond

    He makes it look so easy. That’s not what it looks like when I try folding a fitted sheet. (!!!)

    Nicely done. And thank you!

    jayme |

  2. Brooke Williams Admin

    It took me a few times, over several months, to begin to get the hang of it. But now, my sheets fold up pretty nicely if I do say so myself. Tragically, I’ll never have someone steaming the sheets off camera before I start folding, but I suppose that just gives me something to aspire to in my future life ;-)