Organizing
Mom shares the proper way to fold a fitted sheet doubling her closet space immediately
This makes the biggest difference.
Sasha Alonzo
12.03.21

Household chores can be daunting and above all else, it’s extremely easy for the chores to stack up very quickly. For most of us, we never realized how difficult it was to upkeep a house until we moved out of our parent’s house and realized the person that did most of it (cough, cough mom) was no longer around to do it. When you move into your own house you learn very quickly just how much time it takes to stay organized.

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And then, one day you find yourself among lots of dishes to wash, and a pile of clothes to iron. On top of all that, you now need to make choices you’d never thought existed, like for example, what sheets are best for your bed: flat or fitted?

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While both have their pros and cons, fitted sheets are considered to be better than their flat counterpart because they protect the mattress more effectively. They absorb better the oils that leave our bodies during the night, while they are also easier to apply.

Besides all that, they’re easily removed, while they also offer a smooth sleeping surface, making your sleep much more enjoyable.

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When it comes to folding, ironing and storing, though, it seems that flat sheets are preferable. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

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There is actually an easy way to do it and, we’re pretty sure that after you watch this video you’ll consider replacing all your sheets with fitted ones!

In the video below, Jill Cooper is showing how we should properly fold our fitted sheets so that they look neat as they should.

Also, by folding fitted sheets instead of just wadding them, you’ll save storage room and your closet will look much tidier.

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In fact, Cooper calls folding a fitted sheet “one of the biggest challenges” in life.

So, how do you properly fold a fitted sheet?

The main idea is that you tuck the four corners into each other, just like the lady shows in the video.

As Cooper shows, you begin by holding your sheet lengthwise with your right side towards your body. Then you pick up all the corners and tuck them in on one side.

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Then, you straighten the two edges and take your sheet to a table. You flatten all the sides and fold the sheet in thirds. Continue until you have a properly folded sheet. Keep in mind that for a king- or queen-sized bed you might need to fold in fourths.

Cooper admits that the whole process might feel awkward at first and, of course, just like anything you do for the first time, it will take some time and practice to master. But it’s definitely worth it.

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And, while it might seem time-consuming, Cooper highlights that it takes the same amount of time to find the proper sheets in a closet full of wadded sheets.

The video has been viewed by more than 21 million people. Some may have just been curious, but many others have been helped by it.

All of them, however, have been impressed by the woman’s skill and expertise. In the comment section, viewers expressed their feelings about the process and some of them were funnier than you’d think.

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1929: ‘In the future, we’ll all travel in flying cars.’

2019: Watching a video on how to fold a bedsheet.”

Someone else wrote:

“How to fold a fitted sheet male version: ‘Take out of dryer, put on bed’.”

Want to see her technique firsthand? Watch the video below.

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By Sasha Alonzo
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Sasha Alonzo is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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