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Can you fold a fitted sheet?
Old 07-23-2019, 05:00 PM
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I did laundry today and when I brought the basket up to fold everything, I wondered if anyone else is as challenged as I am at folding a fitted sheet. I've actually watched a youtube video where Martha Stewart demonstrates how to do it. Mine never looks like Martha's sheet. I manage to fold the elasticized parts inside but it never looks as neat as when I fold a flat sheet.



Can you fold a fitted sheet?


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Old 07-23-2019, 05:03 PM
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No. Nor do I even try.
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Old 07-23-2019, 05:03 PM
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Nope, and I really don't care! Hopefully nobody will open my linen closet and judge the way it looks. But I am interested in watching the video you referred to. I'd like to see this task done properly for once!
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Fitted sheet
Old 07-23-2019, 05:03 PM
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I can but I donít. It is laundered and it goes right back onto the bed.
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Old 07-23-2019, 05:04 PM
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Can a fitted sheet be folded? Yes

Can I fold a fitted sheet? No
Mine always look as if a three year old had folded it. (And many three year oldís finished product would be better than mine.)


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Old 07-23-2019, 05:05 PM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-a2FR1iwqg
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Old 07-23-2019, 05:05 PM
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Iíve seen it done, but I canít. I kind of lump-fold them. Good enough.
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Old 07-23-2019, 05:08 PM
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Check out Marie Kondo's answer to this problem:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MLE-8U4c2A


I like the rolling idea.
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Old 07-23-2019, 05:10 PM
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Yes. Just recently we had too many guests at once. We borrowed a friend’s camper to sleep 5 of them, and the sheets came with the camper. I washed and folded all of them before returning the camper. It was much easier than crawling on those beds to remake them!

I do a variation of the Martha fold. First the corners on each narrow end together, then fold it up so all 4 corners nest.

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Old 07-23-2019, 05:17 PM
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Definitely going to try both methods. I can fold a fitted sheet but it isnít perfect. And it is ďpuffy.Ē


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Old 07-23-2019, 05:19 PM
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Does Rolling it up in a ball count? No? Then nope.
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No. Itís not natural
Old 07-23-2019, 05:32 PM
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Some things might be possible but should never be attempted.
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Old 07-23-2019, 05:33 PM
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This video makes more sense to me than Martha or Mariehttps://youtu.be/sHw1LDZ9oeg

I can make them decent, but not great.
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Old 07-23-2019, 05:34 PM
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My DH can do it but he has very long arms. Unless you have very long arms, you have to do it like the various websites and YouTubers show, laying it on something first. I'm happy with shoving it in a pillowcase with the flat sheet or letting DH do it.
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Why, Yes I Can!
Old 07-23-2019, 05:37 PM
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My first job when I was 16 years was in a factory for a company called Cannon Mills. They made bed linens and towels. I sewed in the brand name and care labels. Directly in front of me where two ladies called ďfoldersĒ and I spent my entire shift watching them fold the sheets I had labeled into neat little rectangles.

My wife used to tell people this at dinner parties like I was some sort of super hero!
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Old 07-23-2019, 05:42 PM
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ICrazyTeach, I'll need to try that method next time!
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Old 07-23-2019, 05:42 PM
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I can but I need a helper to make them look neat. Usually I just fold them in half (long way) and then roll them.
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Old 07-23-2019, 05:44 PM
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No need, because I only have one set of sheets. As soon as it's out of the dryer, it goes back on the bed.

I remember reading a thread here about this awhile back. I didn't realize it was so common for people to have multiple sets of sheets. We never did growing up and it would never occur to me to buy multiple sets.
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Not really
Old 07-23-2019, 05:58 PM
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Yes, itís called rolling it in a ball. Seriously, I do try as I was taught by my mom and grandmother, but I never get it perfect.
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Old 07-23-2019, 06:06 PM
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Yes, I learned on here from a post years ago.
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Old 07-23-2019, 06:15 PM
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Nope! Puffy lump shoved into a pillowcase works fine for me!
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Old 07-23-2019, 06:25 PM
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No. I totally stink at it.
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Old 07-23-2019, 06:27 PM
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I was over at my high school boyfriend's house way back when, and his mom was folding laundry. We ended up late to our party bc I was in laundry class for almost an hour. It was like some sort of sorcery watching that woman folding sheets!

Mine don't get folded as tight as when their factory folded into the package, but they look good. I store all my sheets and spare pillowcases in one pillowcase so I can just grab a set. My sheet sets look nice and flat.
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Old 07-23-2019, 06:38 PM
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Yes, quite easily!
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Old 07-23-2019, 06:53 PM
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I can fold the ones with the elastic on the corners. I canít fold the ones with elastic all the way around.
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Old 07-23-2019, 06:58 PM
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I love folding laundry. Yeah, I know, I'm a freak of nature. I use this method. I also like the Marie Kondo method that anna posted but I like to put the folded sheets into their matching pillow case along with the flat sheet and the other pillow case. When I change the bed linens, I take the old sheets off and replace them with the clean sheets from the cupboard. That way, our bed is never left unmade.
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Old 07-23-2019, 07:10 PM
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I can and it looks ok. Itís not professional, but not a ball. Somewhere in between.
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Old 07-23-2019, 07:16 PM
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Quote:
Can you fold a fitted sheet?
Why would you want to when you can just shove everything into a pillowcase and call it good? Keeps it all together and everything!

eta: I just watched this
Quote:
This video makes more sense to me than Martha or Mariehttps://youtu.be/sHw1LDZ9oeg
That. Is. AWESOME!! A workout AND a pretty sheet all in one!

I could not for the LIFE of me follow the Martha Stewart link. WTH was she doing?? The Marie Kondo one made more sense. But nothing is as good as what I do.

Shoving works, people!
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I can!
Old 07-23-2019, 08:06 PM
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Iím absurdly proud of it too! I love to make them into tidy little packages.

I will agree, itís much harder to fold the ones with elastic the whole way round the fitted sheet.
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Old 07-24-2019, 04:32 AM
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Nope, don't even care to. I do sort of fold/ roll it, then fold the flat sheet and 1 pillowcase and tuck it all into the other pillow case. When I do this it doesn't look anything like the beautifully organized nice flat ones I've seen in pictures haha. But at least I have all the parts of the set together :-)
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Old 07-24-2019, 04:42 AM
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No. I have now resorted to usually washing and putting the same set on the bed, so I don't have to deal with it!
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Old 07-24-2019, 04:43 AM
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Yes, but not to the point where I am obsessive about it.
I also put the top sheet, bottom sheet and 1 pillow case inside the remaining pillow case. Everything I need for the next linen changing is ready to go!
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Folding Fitted Sheets
Old 07-24-2019, 06:47 AM
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Yes. I can fold them so well, I usually canít tell which is the fitted sheet and which is the flat sheet.
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Old 07-24-2019, 06:51 AM
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I can fold them! One of my few talents.
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