• How to fold fitted sheets

    I “fold” most of the laundry in my house. My two-step method for fitted sheets is to (1) roll them up into a heap and (2) shove them in a drawer or on a shelf. Works about as well as this, from DogHouseDiaries, but with less collateral damage:


    • I fold (not really. more like heap) them in my laundry basket, and revel in their wrinkledness. At some point, they wind up back on the bed. 🙂

    • The elastic in my fitted sheets has worn out. I find that it’s not only much easier to fold them, but putting them on the bed is a lot easier, too, and they stay put. Way back when, fitted sheets had elastic only on the ends and corners of the sheets. The sides were elastic free. That worked much better than the circular design of today.

    • Finally, we agree on something! Although your method, I have to point out, is a little wasteful. Rather than have a set of sheets which have to be folded, just have one sheet which is either on the bed or in the washing machine/dryer. When it’s done in the dryer, just put it back on the bed. No muss, no fuss. The possible inconvenience of not having a sheet for a couple of hours is swamped in utilitarian terms by the financial savings of not needing a linen closet.

      • Eh? Kids. They do stuff at night. A full change of sheets on hand is important.

        Eh? Guests. They like sheets. Can’t always keep the futon or pull-out couch covered in one.

        Eh? Cleaning crew. They will switch sheets for us, saving a wee bit of our time, provided we have a clean set ready for them.

        Eh? Closet. Already there. Built with the house, over 100 years ago.

    • Oh, well, kids and houseguests and centennial closets and staff. If you’re going to be living all upper-crusty, then never mind. SOME of us bunk down in piles of soiled rags so that our laundry bills don’t bankrupt Mother Gaia, and believe in teaching our children that actions have consequences so if they puke in their ragpile, that’s their issue until dawn. Liberal elitist!