For years my mother would perfectly fold my fitted sheets and I dismissed her expertise as nothing more than one of those "mom skills." When it came time for me to do adult chores - namely folding fitted sheets - I just sort of crumpled it until I needed it again. I was embarrassed until I realized basically everyone out there shares the same struggle. Well, the pain of folding is finally over. Read on to learn how to properly fold a fitted sheet!
With the elastic side facing you, grab two opposite ends of the sheet in each hand. Tuck your hands into the folded pockets of the sheet.
Bring your right hand to your left and drape the corner over your left hand. Your left hand should now be encased in the original pocket and an additional pocket from the opposite side (this is called tucking the corners). At this point, your sheet should be folded in half.
Transfer the folded corners to your right hand and pick up the other side of the sheet with your left hand. At this point, you'll have flipped your sheet 90 degrees. Tuck your hands into the corners once more and bring your right hand to your left. Enclose your left hand with its respective tucked corner and the corner from your right hand.
At this point, the right side of your sheet should be flat whereas the left side should still show two rounded corners (the left side should resemble the letter "C"). Lay your sheet on the bed so you can neatly fold it and tuck it away.
Starting from the left side, fold the sheet lengthwise two times. The elastic should no longer be showing and you should have a long rectangle. Fold the rectangle into thirds.
It's common to move about when you're sleeping, which can sometimes cause your fitted sheets to pop off the corners of your bed. Prevent your sheets from slipping off the bed with these simple methods:
Those fitted sheets will no longer frustrate you come laundry day. Master the art of folding these pesky linens and your life will get way better! You can also check out the YouTube tutorial below to see things better in person.