HOW to neatly fold fitted sheets??

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helping someone with the laundry and cleaning up ... she had a house full of guests ... (not paid, family descended for a wedding) and i can't remember how to fold the fitted sheets!
please, i know someone out there can explain. i used to fold them so they almost ended up inside the last stretchy corner. like a bulky triangle. these are not neat at all.
(major brain cramp! - either i've totally forgotten or i have confused myself into thinking i used to do this)
 

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I can do it, but still not as neat as I like. Don't know if I can explain it without showing it. There is probably a YouTube video about it. Anyway, you are on the right track. All corners go in together. Make a square. Then fold from there. (I learned from a Martha Stewart TV show.)
 

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I can do it, but still not as neat as I like. Don't know if I can explain it without showing it. There is probably a YouTube video about it. Anyway, you are on the right track. All corners go in together. Make a square. Then fold from there. (I learned from a Martha Stewart TV show.).
i will look for a video.
 

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I can do it, but still not as neat as I like. Don't know if I can explain it without showing it. There is probably a YouTube video about it. Anyway, you are on the right track. All corners go in together. Make a square. Then fold from there. (I learned from a Martha Stewart TV show.).
i will look for a video.
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Yes. I just looked and there are several.
 

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Hang them. That is what I do, makes it easier.
 

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You've got to get all 4 corners together, then fold lengthwise into thirds, then width wise into a square.
Here's a video
 

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You've got to get all 4 corners together, then fold lengthwise into thirds, then width wise into a square.
Here's a video.
OK, that's how I do it, but heaven help me that guy is slow. Maybe just for the video but yeesh he'd be here all day!
 

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You've got to get all 4 corners together, then fold lengthwise into thirds, then width wise into a square.
Here's a video.
We do it almost like the video, except that if it's Queen sheets, with the long side in front of you, we fold into thirds, folding the elastic in, then the bottom up.
11111
22222
33333
(Fold 1 to 2, then 3 to 2. )
Then either edge is folded in quarters....
11223344
11223344
So 1s over 2s, 4s over 3s and finally 2s over 3s to form a tight packet.
Flat is folded in the same way, but in quarters and is over the fitted, with pillow cases on the fitted to form a tight packet holding all the sheets with no edges showing. :)
(Kings are folded in quarters for fitted and quarters for top sheet.)
I don't know why, but this works for us. :)
 

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You've got to get all 4 corners together, then fold lengthwise into thirds, then width wise into a square.
Here's a video.
We do it almost like the video, except that if it's Queen sheets, with the long side in front of you, we fold into thirds, folding the elastic in, then the bottom up.
11111
22222
33333
(Fold 1 to 2, then 3 to 2. )
Then either edge is folded in quarters....
11223344
11223344
So 1s over 2s, 4s over 3s and finally 2s over 3s to form a tight packet.
Flat is folded in the same way, but in quarters and is over the fitted, with pillow cases on the fitted to form a tight packet holding all the sheets with no edges showing. :)
(Kings are folded in quarters for fitted and quarters for top sheet.)
I don't know why, but this works for us. :)
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We fold the pillow cases into the top sheet but don't make a 'package' out of it. Just put the top sheet on top of the fitted sheet in the closet.
 

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You've got to get all 4 corners together, then fold lengthwise into thirds, then width wise into a square.
Here's a video.
We do it almost like the video, except that if it's Queen sheets, with the long side in front of you, we fold into thirds, folding the elastic in, then the bottom up.
11111
22222
33333
(Fold 1 to 2, then 3 to 2. )
Then either edge is folded in quarters....
11223344
11223344
So 1s over 2s, 4s over 3s and finally 2s over 3s to form a tight packet.
Flat is folded in the same way, but in quarters and is over the fitted, with pillow cases on the fitted to form a tight packet holding all the sheets with no edges showing. :)
(Kings are folded in quarters for fitted and quarters for top sheet.)
I don't know why, but this works for us. :)
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We fold the pillow cases into the top sheet but don't make a 'package' out of it. Just put the top sheet on top of the fitted sheet in the closet.
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Alibi Ike said:
We fold the pillow cases into the top sheet but don't make a 'package' out of it. Just put the top sheet on top of the fitted sheet in the closet.
I guess I'm really pedantic about this. But it works for me. Kings on one side of a basket, queens on the other. Singles in the cupboard and doubles in the drawer next to the double bed. I never find myself missing parts this way.
 

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You've got to get all 4 corners together, then fold lengthwise into thirds, then width wise into a square.
Here's a video.
We do it almost like the video, except that if it's Queen sheets, with the long side in front of you, we fold into thirds, folding the elastic in, then the bottom up.
11111
22222
33333
(Fold 1 to 2, then 3 to 2. )
Then either edge is folded in quarters....
11223344
11223344
So 1s over 2s, 4s over 3s and finally 2s over 3s to form a tight packet.
Flat is folded in the same way, but in quarters and is over the fitted, with pillow cases on the fitted to form a tight packet holding all the sheets with no edges showing. :)
(Kings are folded in quarters for fitted and quarters for top sheet.)
I don't know why, but this works for us. :)
.
We fold the pillow cases into the top sheet but don't make a 'package' out of it. Just put the top sheet on top of the fitted sheet in the closet.
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Alibi Ike said:
We fold the pillow cases into the top sheet but don't make a 'package' out of it. Just put the top sheet on top of the fitted sheet in the closet.
I guess I'm really pedantic about this. But it works for me. Kings on one side of a basket, queens on the other. Singles in the cupboard and doubles in the drawer next to the double bed. I never find myself missing parts this way.
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I have more rooms so we have the sheets sorted into separate cupboards. And I have another cupboard for 'extra' matching pillowcases in case something comes out of the wash still stained. There are also back-up top sheets wherein the original set's bottom sheet was not salvageable.
And all of it, including the towels, cleaning supplies, vacuum cleaners and a washer/dryer fits into a 6x6 bathroom which has had the shower removed.
 

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You've got to get all 4 corners together, then fold lengthwise into thirds, then width wise into a square.
Here's a video.
We do it almost like the video, except that if it's Queen sheets, with the long side in front of you, we fold into thirds, folding the elastic in, then the bottom up.
11111
22222
33333
(Fold 1 to 2, then 3 to 2. )
Then either edge is folded in quarters....
11223344
11223344
So 1s over 2s, 4s over 3s and finally 2s over 3s to form a tight packet.
Flat is folded in the same way, but in quarters and is over the fitted, with pillow cases on the fitted to form a tight packet holding all the sheets with no edges showing. :)
(Kings are folded in quarters for fitted and quarters for top sheet.)
I don't know why, but this works for us. :)
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I got a headache just reading that. I think that I'd just crumple it in a ball and go have a glass of wine!

 

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You've got to get all 4 corners together, then fold lengthwise into thirds, then width wise into a square.
Here's a video.
We do it almost like the video, except that if it's Queen sheets, with the long side in front of you, we fold into thirds, folding the elastic in, then the bottom up.
11111
22222
33333
(Fold 1 to 2, then 3 to 2. )
Then either edge is folded in quarters....
11223344
11223344
So 1s over 2s, 4s over 3s and finally 2s over 3s to form a tight packet.
Flat is folded in the same way, but in quarters and is over the fitted, with pillow cases on the fitted to form a tight packet holding all the sheets with no edges showing. :)
(Kings are folded in quarters for fitted and quarters for top sheet.)
I don't know why, but this works for us. :)
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I got a headache just reading that. I think that I'd just crumple it in a ball and go have a glass of wine!

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Samster said:
I got a headache just reading that. I think that I'd just crumple it in a ball and go have a glass of wine!
haha
i like the s l o w video but i would need to watch it while doing. i think i remember now ... hmmmm.
i like the idea of hanging these if there is a place to hang them. this house has so little closet space it's hard! ... lots of old fashioned chests back in colonial days when it was built i guess.
 

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You've got to get all 4 corners together, then fold lengthwise into thirds, then width wise into a square.
Here's a video.
We do it almost like the video, except that if it's Queen sheets, with the long side in front of you, we fold into thirds, folding the elastic in, then the bottom up.
11111
22222
33333
(Fold 1 to 2, then 3 to 2. )
Then either edge is folded in quarters....
11223344
11223344
So 1s over 2s, 4s over 3s and finally 2s over 3s to form a tight packet.
Flat is folded in the same way, but in quarters and is over the fitted, with pillow cases on the fitted to form a tight packet holding all the sheets with no edges showing. :)
(Kings are folded in quarters for fitted and quarters for top sheet.)
I don't know why, but this works for us. :)
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I got a headache just reading that. I think that I'd just crumple it in a ball and go have a glass of wine!

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Samster said:
I got a headache just reading that. I think that I'd just crumple it in a ball and go have a glass of wine!
NOW yer talkin'!!!!

 
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