It’s spring and that always gives me the drive to clean and organize my home. The other day it was rainy, so I wasn’t able to clean windows like I’d planned. I decided to use that time to reorganize my linen closet. As I was straightening up, I realized that you might be interested in how to fold bed sheets easily so you can keep an organized linen closet. Folding bed sheets can be daunting until you follow these easy steps.
Have you ever wondered how to fold that impossible fitted bed sheet? It doesn’t have to be a mystery. There are simple steps you can follow to fold your bed sheets neatly so you can organize your linen closet neatly.
How to Fold Bed Sheets
Step One – Slip one corner over your hand, with your hand on the right side of the sheet.
Step Two – Slip the adjacent corner over the first corner with the right side of the sheet facing out (wrong sides together). Use the seams to line the corners up neatly.
Step Three – Slip the other two corners together in the same manner and then slip them on top of the first two corners. You will have all four corners now tucked together
Step Four – Leave your hand in the corners and using your other hand fold the sides over and lay the sheet down. Straighten the folded edges out so that the sheet makes a neat rectangle.
Step Five – Fold the rectangle in thirds and then in half so that it is the same size as the folded flat sheet.
I then used to neatly stack the matching sheets and pillowcases in my linen closet. The sheets were beautifully organized until the next time I opened the linen closet door. Inexplicably the pile of sheets had been tumbled around and some of the sheets had fallen and come unfolded. And this happened much too frequently. I’m going to say it was gremlins and elves that messed up my nicely organized bed sheets, because I don’t want to think that it might be my sweet family.
For years I was frustrated by those gremlins and my not-as-organized-as-I’d-like bed sheets. Then I figured out my secret weapon solution and it has worked perfectly in keeping my sheets neatly folded no matter what.
The simple secret is to slip the folded sheets inside the pillow case. Yep, that’s it and it works like magic.
Step 1 – After you’ve folded the fitted sheet, top sheet and second pillow case, if there is one, stack them neatly on top of each other. Slip the stack of sheets into the pillow case.
Step 2 – Tuck the top of the pillow case down inside.
Step 3 – Straighten the edges of the pillow case out.
Step 4 – Voila! Your sheet set is neatly contained in one packet. Those gremlins will have to work really hard to mess up your nicely folded sheets now.
If you’ve hung around Organized 31 very long, you know that I prefer to file items rather than stack them. The sheet packets are perfect for filing on your linen closet shelf. It’s much easier to keep the bed sheets organized neatly because it’s so simple to simply slide a set of sheets out or slip the clean ones back in. No more wrestling with a stacked pile of sheets.
I’ve taught my children how to fold sheets using these tips so you know that they really are easy to do. What tips do you have for folding bed sheets?