How to Fold a Sheet Set

By Kelsi Hicken | Aug 18, 2022

How to Fold a Sheet Set

By Kelsi Hicken | Aug 18, 2022

Folding a fitted sheet can seem like a daunting task. Oftentimes, people get frustrated and just shove the sheet into a drawer or cabinet, wrinkling it and taking up unnecessary space. This step-by-step guide will not only teach you how to become a pro at folding sheets, but it will also help to maximize your storage space!

Step 1: Lay out the fitted sheet with the elastic side up. 

Step 2: Pull the two bottom corners inside out. 

Step 3: Tuck bottom corners into top corners so that the sheet is folded in half. 

How to Fold a Fitted Sheet Part 1

Step 4: Stick arms into the pockets of each corner.

Step 5: Extend arms out to the sides.

Step 6: Join the two corners by placing your hands together.

How to Fold a Fitted Sheet Part 2

Step 7: Flip one corner over the other so that both corners are draped on one arm. All of the elastic is now aligned at one corner. 

Step 8: Lay the folded sheet down on a flat surface. The elastic should make an ‘L’ shape toward the top left corner. Fold into thirds (fold in top first to conceal messy edge). 

Step 9: Fold into thirds again and you have a perfectly folded fitted sheet!

How to Fold a Fitted Sheet Part 3

Keeping Your Set Together

There are many methods for keeping sheet sets together that are all very simple and contribute to space-saving:

  • Option 1: Place your folded sheets inside the pillowcase and tuck the excess pillowcase under. (It’s now wrapped up as a soft convenient package!)
  • Option 2: Fold pillowcase into thirds lengthwise and wrap around folded sheets (like a present!)
  • Option 3: Simply fold the pillowcase and stack it on top of the other sheets

Woman making her bed

By following these steps for perfectly folding sheets, you can not only keep them from wrinkling, but you can also minimize the space that they take up in a closet or drawer. Feeling tidy and organized can take as little as a nicely folded sheet set!

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