It’s the same old story every time I fold my laundry. Folding the t-shirts, towels, and pants into concise little piles is no big deal.

Then it comes time to fold the fitted sheet.

I do my best to fold this monster, but I always end up rolling one forearm over the other as I ball up the sheet and shove it on to the top shelf of the linen closet. It’s such a wrinkled mess and there has to be a better way.

Thank goodness for YouTube. I came across a lovely woman named Jill Cooper. With over 150,000 subscribers and over 20 million views on her “How to Fold a Fitted Sheet” video, I had a feeling this woman knows her stuff.

Thanks to Jill, here is how to properly fold a fitted sheet:

  1. Hold the sheet lengthwise by both corners with the right side towards your body
  2. Place corner No. 1 over corner No. 2
  3. Slide down the edge, pick up corner No. 3 and tuck it into No. 2
  4. Slide down the other edge, pick up corner No. 4, and tuck it into the other three corners
  5. Straighten the two edges on the bottom and lay out the sheet on a flat surface. The sheet should resemble a rectangle
  6. Fold the sheet into thirds the long way, then in thirds the opposite way. Finished!

As Jill says, “It might feel awkward at first. Don’t worry, with a little bit of practice, you’ll do just fine.”

My linen closet just got a whole lot tidier!

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