Oh what a joy to behold,
By one who knows how to fold.
I’m sure I can’t be the first person to wax poetic on the subject of folding sheets… or maybe I am. But really, there is something so incredibly satisfying about a really nicely folded fitted sheet.
That is why I am sadened to find that there are many people in this world who have no idea how to fold a fitted sheet. There are far to many crumpled bottom sheets sitting in the linen closets of the world simply for lack of instruction.
I can’t remember if it was my mother or grandmother who taught me this, but either one would be thrilled to have a little more order spread to the rest of the world, so here, step by step, is…
FOLDING FITTED SHEETS
Turn sheet so that fitted portion is facing you and put your hands into each top corner, grasping the corners with your fingers.
Fold sheet in half and tuck one corner into the other so that one is completely consumed by the other, repeat with bottom half.
Smooth sheet and fold in half horizontally, with fitted portions on the inside.
Fold in half one more time, with the squared off corner on top. If you desire a slightly smaller fold, fold rounded corner into the center first, then finish with squared corner.
Voila! A Sheet worthy of something Shakespearean.