It's the most dreaded task of laundry day: the attempted wrangling of the unruly fitted sheet. You might think it's impossible to get this oversized, elasticized piece of fabric into a shape that's nice and neat, but it can be done! These three steps take the mystery—and frustration—out of folding fitted sheets.
1. Take the sheet out of the dryer as soon as the buzzer sounds; this will prevent wrinkles and make the task of folding a little easier. Then, lay the sheet on a flat surface, like a table or your bed, and fold it in half width-wise. (To make the corners line up, flip the bottom corners inside out and tuck them inside their corresponding top corner.)
2. Now that you have somewhat of a square shape, fold the sheet in thirds by flipping the bottom (closest to you) up toward the middle of the square. Flip to top down on top of the first fold. Be sure to "crisp" the corners as you proceed.
3. At this point, you should have a rectangle shape. Fold the sheet in thirds again: Bring the left edge of the rectangle to the center, then bring the right edge of top of that. Voila! You should have a perfect square.
Do you have another method for folding fitted sheets? Let us know!
Living Well: 6 Secrets To Folding a Fitted Sheet [Design Mom]
How to Fold a Fitted Sheet [Martha Stewart]
How to Fold a Fitted Sheet into a Nice Flat Rectangle [Lifehacker]