Dear Home-Ec 101,
Now that our teen is helping with the laundry, I would like to show him to fold a fitted bedsheet.
I usually just roll it up into a ball. (bad, I know)
Life Skills Teacher to Growing Son
The person who actually showed me how to fold a fitted sheet is my dad. My mom kind of wads them into a shape somewhat resembling a rectangle, but my dad folds the neatest fitted sheets ever. Weird, I know.
The object of making fitted sheets look all nice and neat is to get rid of the waddy end. We accomplish this by hiding it into the center of the sheets. Observe:
Gather all the little fitted ends together. Smooth out the rest of the sheet.
Take the sheet and fold ends over to make a rectangle-like object. It will not be a perfect rectangle on the end with the fitted mess, but it will be close.
Now, fold that not-so-neat end so it is in the middle of the sheet, kind of like folding a letter.
Fold the other half over the top, and you finally have a completely neat and smooth rectangle. Fold it in half again, and you won’t be able to tell your fitted sheets from your flat sheets!