I dreaded folding sheets after washing them – a chore that was frustrating!
1) I didn’t know how to fold that fitted sheet
2) I give up – wadding it up throwing it in the basket to be crammed in the linen closet
(these pictures pretty much sums it up for me!)
3) It’s time to do something
So, I turned to the one person who at that time, I thought had all the answers. No mom, it wasn’t you for this task (I’m so sorry, please accept my apology). I’m talking about Martha Stewart. She was my mentor and inspiration.
With that being said, here is the article I found from Martha’s website and put it to good use! I now enjoy folding sheets and love how my linen closet looks!
I don’t put my sheets in the pillow case, I like the way they look stacked neatly on top each other.
Just a quick FYI – I learned flannel sheets don’t fold as flat as cotton sheets and had to allow for additional room in the closet.
Folding a fitted sheet can be frustrating, especially when you need space in your linen closet. Who better to teach you how to fold a fitted sheet than Martha Stewart? Say good-bye to scrunched-up, wrinkled sheets with this foolproof technique for how to fold a fitted sheet.
This technique yields a fitted sheet that will lie flat in the linen closet. These instructions are for a right-handed person; just reverse them if you’re left-handed.
How to Fold a Fitted Sheet
1. Stand holding the sheet by the two adjacent corners of one of the shorter edges. With the sheet inside out, place one hand in each of these two corners.
2. Bring your right hand to your left, and fold the corner in your right hand over the one in your left, enveloping it. Next, reach down and pick up the corner that is hanging in front; bring it up, and fold it over the two corners in your left hand; the corner that’s showing will be inside out.
3. Bring the last corner up, and fold it over the others; with its right side showing, it should envelop the other three corners.
4. Lay the folded sheet on a flat surface and straighten it into the shape shown.
5. Fold the two edges in so all the elastic is hidden.
6. Fold the sheet into a rectangle.
7. Continue folding until the rectangle is the size you want it to be.
(the Martha technique)
I read in one of Martha’s article that she puts lavender sprigs in the folds of the sheets. What a nice touch.