Nothing better than crisp, clean, smooth sheets. Yes, folding a fitted sheet may seem like one of life's great mysteries, but this quick method will have you creating a neat and hassle-free fold in no time. Say good-bye to those crinkly, balled-up messes. Soon you will be folding sheets as expertly as a hotel, crisp and clean. Learn how to fold a sheet perfectly with the folks from Martha Stewart's REAL SIMPLE.
What You Need
Fitted sheet, flat surface
Follow These Four Easy Steps
How To: Fold a Fitted Sheet Step 1
Lay out the sheet
Spread the sheet on a flat surface, fitted corners up.
How To: Fold a Fitted Sheet Step 2
Fold in half and tuck in corners
Fold sheet in half horizontally, tucking the fitted top corners into the fitted bottom corners. If your sheet has gathered sides, tuck them into each other, too. Smooth the edges flat.
How To: Fold a Fitted Sheet Step 3
Fold the sheet lengthwise so that all four fitted corners are on top of one another. Again, slide the top set of corners into the bottom set.
How To: Fold a Fitted Sheet Step 4
Fold to desired size
Fold the sheet in half again, and fold over the smooth end to finish. For a smaller bundle, fold again.
Tip: To prevent wrinkles, fold sheets right out of the dryer while they're still warm.