OK, so maybe learning how to fold a fitted sheet isn’t changing the world, but it can help you impress your mom when she comes to visit your new grown-up digs for the first time. If you really want to show Mom you made it, show her your linen closet — well, not your linen closet as it looks now with mounds of wadded up blankets and sheets that look like they’ve been extruded from an overgrown toothpaste tube. Come on, you’re a grown up now. Let’s do it right.
Folding up your flat sheets, blankets, and comforters is relatively easy. You just need to get down to it. Make sure you fold them in half vertically first, so you have a nice center crease to help you place it evenly on the bed. Do it, and you’ll thank yourself when it’s done.
But those evil fitted sheets – what’s to be done with them? You can and should fold them, and shockingly, folding them neatly into tidy, flat squares or rectangles is just as easy as balling them up and hoping none of your guests ever goes looking for an extra pillow or blanket. You just have to know what you’re doing.
Believe it or not, fitted sheets were not designed to keep otherwise accomplished people humble. They actually can be folded flat as you can see when you buy a new set of sheets and find both the flat and fitted sheets folded with origami precision. The secret to folding fitted sheets is to tuck all of the elasticized sides together.
Take a look at our step-by-step video tutorial here, or read our detailed instructions below. Before you start, take a deep breath and repeat after me, “I can fold this fitted sheet. Yes. I. Can.” Good luck!
Storage tip: Spritz some linen spray on your sheets after you fold them to freshen your closet and to release a fresh scent when changing your sheets.
Go the extra mile. Now that you’ve dominated the linen closet, try your hand at DIY linen spray. Refresh your sheets before you get into bed and let the soothing fragrance carry you to the land of dreams. After wrangling all those sheets, you deserve a little indulgence and a good night’s sleep.
Still have questions about folding your fitted sheets? Let us know; we’ll be happy to help. We’d also love to hear about your mom’s new-found respect for you because of your grown up linen closet. Drop us a line!