Life skills: How to fold a fitted sheet
Admit it, at the back of your linen closet, behind the freshly ironed quilt cover and pillowcases, is a stash of crumpled fitted sheets.
They are usually stuffed into a small corner (out of sight and out of mind) after many failed attempts to wrangle said sheets into some form of folded order.
It’s an age-old dilemma that only gets more frustrating over time. Surely, you tell yourself, there’s a simple way to get the corners to align so you can fold the linen into a neat square ready for storage? Well, yes there is. And no, you don’t need special powers to be able to master it.￼
In our video, our Bed Stylist Danielle takes you through a simple step-by-step process of folding your fitted sheets to keep your linen cupboard ordered beautifully, and to prevent your sheets from being scrunched whilst stored.
Here is the breakdown of how we fold them.
Step one: Lay your Sheridan fitted sheet flat on a large surface with the elastic facing up.
Step two: Turn the two bottom corners inside out and tuck into your top two corners, aligning the seams together. Neaten the corners and edges to make a nice rectangle.
Step three: Fold your Sheridan fitted sheet in half from left to right, making sure to hide the elastic.
Step four: Fold your Sheridan fitted sheet again this time into thirds forming a long rectangle.
Step five: Finish it off by folding your Sheridan fitted sheet again into thirds from left to right or vice versa, creating a square. Then you’re done! Now celebrate as you have joined an elite club of fitted sheet folders!
Fitted Sheets — The age old dilemma of how to fold a fitted sheet