It’s not something I’d readily confess but ever since learning to properly fold a fitted sheet I have become rather obsessed with the task. After spending my entire adult life trying to fold them (but mostly giving up and scrunching them into a ball and stuffing them into the back of the cupboard) it was something of a lightbulb moment when someone taught me how to fashion one into a beautiful square. So it was no surprise that, when the lovely people at Hunting For George approached me with this easy tutorial, I got just a little bit excited. Not only do neatly folded fitted sheets free up a lot of cupboard space, but they will appeal to anyone with a touch of interiors-related OCD, which is ALL of you if we’re honest, right?
Step One: Turn the fitted sheet inside out. Hold the fitted sheet lengthwise by placing your fingers in both corners (with the correct side of the fitted sheet facing towards your body).
Step Two: Once you have your fingers holding both corners, fold corner 1 over corner 2 by ‘pinching and folding’.
Step Three: Continue to pinch and hold corner 1 and 2 together. Then slide your other hand down the seam and find corner 3. Take hold of corner 3 and tuck it in with corner 1 and corner 2.
Step Four: Continue to pinch and hold corner 1, 2 and 3 together. Slide your hand down the remaining seam and find corner 4. Take hold of corner 4 and tuck it in, so all 4 corners are together.
Step Five: Whilst holding onto all 4 corners, with your spare hand straighten the two loose, hooped edges and stretch out.
Step Six: Find a flat surface to lay the fitted sheet on. Once the fitted sheet is sitting flat, fold into thirds (from the bottom first, then the top down)
Step Seven: Fold in thirds again (from the left and then right) and TA-DAH! You have just folded a fitted sheet into a perfect square!
For further enlightenment, check out the video tutorial:
How to Fold A Fitted Sheet by Hunting for George from Hunting for George on Vimeo.