Folding a Fitted Sheet

United States
September 15, 2021 9:34am CST
Happy Wednesday Everyone! the sun was out and now it's gone. Here we go again with a partly cloudy day and rain and thunderstorms for later. I stripped my bed this morning and my sheets are in the wash. Rather than putting on a different set I decided just to put these back on once they're done in the dryer. I don't feel like hassling with trying to fold up the fitted sheet so this is just easier Back in the "good old days" my mom taught me how to correctly fold a fitted sheet. I've done it for many many years but recently I'm tired of trying to fight to get it folded right. I remember my mom being able to get that fitted sheet folded so perfectly that you couldn't tell which sheet was the fitted one or the top sheet when you looked in the linen closet. Everything was folded just so and very well organized. My mom was a stickler when it came to certain things. I'm not as picky as my mom but certain things I guess have been ingrained in me. Taking my clean sheets out of the wash today and putting them right back on my bed saves me the nagging voice in my head when I can hear my mom saying "if you're going to do something do it right". Do you fight with those fitted sheets to fold them or do you just do the best you can and not worry about it?
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@myklj999 (61233)
15 Sep
I have no idea why, but reading your title suddenly my mind flashed back to the 'toga party' in National Lampoon's 'Animal House' and I imagined John Belushi saying "If the sheet fits, wear it."
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@Dena91 (15165)
• United States
15 Sep
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• United States
15 Sep
Omg I totally forgot about that movie
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@Dena91 (15165)
• United States
15 Sep
I usually just wash and put them back on the bed. When I use the flannel sheets in the cooler months I fold them the best I can and don't worry about it.
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• United States
15 Sep
For some reason I find it easier to fold flannel sheets
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@snowy22315 (121400)
• United States
15 Sep
I find them almost impossible to fold honestly. I should look up online how to do it right. OF course, if it takes too long, I might not do it anyway..
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• United States
15 Sep
There definitely is a technique but I find the bigger the sheets the harder it is
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@ThatDisha (3866)
• India
15 Sep
This thing annoys me the most.. but still have to fold the sheets so that it looks good
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• United States
15 Sep
It's a real pain in the neck isn't it especially if you're trying to do large sheets ( like queen size or king size)
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@ThatDisha (3866)
• India
15 Sep
@Marilynda1225 yes, i am even more pissed off when i keep the neatly folded bedsheet and then when i pick it up for keeping in the wordrobe it again unfolds in the middle
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• United States
16 Sep
@ThatDisha I can relate to that
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@JimBo452020 (55508)
• Montrose, Scotland
15 Sep
We use those things that fit the mattress. It's easier. When I was in the Army I was a skilled sheet folder and bed maker We had to be
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• United States
15 Sep
I've heard stories about how you had to have your bed made so that you could bounce a coin on it. Is that true?
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@JimBo452020 (55508)
• Montrose, Scotland
15 Sep
@Marilynda1225 Pretty much.
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@rebelann (89133)
• El Paso, Texas
15 Sep
I've never been able to really fold em so I don't fight with em. I do like your idea though, I wish I had a dryer but I line dry so it wouldn't really work all the time.
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• United States
16 Sep
I'm sure your line dryed sheets smell so good and I do miss those days of hanging stuff out to dry. But I don't miss the extreme winter weather where everything would freeze on the line
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@rebelann (89133)
• El Paso, Texas
16 Sep
If only sheets would freeze for summer nights.
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• United States
17 Sep
@rebelann now that's an idea! You could always put them in the freezer
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@DaddyEvil (53624)
• United States
15 Sep
I fold them like mom taught me... and yes, they can be a pain in the tush! *sigh* At least you got to see the sun today... It started raining last night and, when I stepped out to look at the plants on the porch my daughter laughed and told me they'd gotten enough water, so leave them alone... It's still sprinkling. (I was sweeping the leaves off the porch... My daughter can be a pain, too. )
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• United States
16 Sep
Kids are like that. I have a few myself
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@DaddyEvil (53624)
• United States
16 Sep
@Marilynda1225 I'm not sure whether I should say congratulations on having your own pain-in-the-tushes or tell you how sorry I am... sometimes I feel both ways with kids.
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• United States
16 Sep
@DaddyEvil it's hard not to love our own little pain-in-the -tushes and even though mine all all grown they still are pains then the grandchildren come along and follow suit
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@JudyEv (252989)
• Rockingham, Australia
16 Sep
I fold them my way but the last bit is rolling them up then I always know which one to put on first. I'm afraid I'm pretty slap-happy in some ways.
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• United States
16 Sep
Do you ever wonder who decided the best way to fold sheets and it should be done that way? My top sheet is always folded neatly and now my fitted one is a bunched up mess
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@JudyEv (252989)
• Rockingham, Australia
17 Sep
@Marilynda1225 It used to be so important in the old days. My top one is neatly folded but, as I said, I roll the last bit of the fitted one. I don't want to spend five minutes folding a sheet. lol
@CarolDM (152882)
• United States
15 Sep
I have had so many fights with the fitted sheets, it has become a joke here!
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• United States
16 Sep
Especially if they're king size. I have a queen bed and those sheets are almost too big to fold
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@CarolDM (152882)
• United States
16 Sep
@Marilynda1225 Same here. It is so frustrating.
@sjvg1976 (28809)
• Delhi, India
16 Sep
My wife does it perfectly. I believe that whatever you do you must give your best.
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• United States
16 Sep
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@wolfgirl569 (47330)
• Marion, Ohio
16 Sep
I just fold them into a semi organized look and toss them in.
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• United States
16 Sep
Sounds good to me
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@jstory07 (109828)
• Roseburg, Oregon
15 Sep
I have no trouble folding sheets.
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• United States
16 Sep
You're lucky Judy. I don't have trouble folding the top sheet but the fitted one is always a battle
@HazySue (39105)
• Inverness, Florida
15 Sep
I do the same thing - take off the sheets, wash them, put them back on. It is so much easier that way. Unless I am short of time.
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• United States
15 Sep
This has become my new way to change my sheets. I love sheets and have two sets I haven't even opened yet. Guess I'll have to bite the bullet and put them on my bed one of these days.
@NJChicaa (102506)
• United States
15 Sep
I don’t fold fitted sheets. Rolling them into a ball is fine with me
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• United States
15 Sep
That would be fine with me too
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@Juliaacv (57895)
• Canada
15 Sep
I remember watching Martha Stewart one day, and she showed how to correctly fold a fitted sheet. I am sure that you can watch a video on it but it helped me because until I watched that I preferred never to fold them just use the same one and after it was laundered it went right back on the bed. I've lived and learned since then.
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• United States
15 Sep
I've always been a stickler for folded sheets so that when I put them on my bed they aren't all wrinkled, etc. but lately I've been so lazy that I just put the same ones back on. I'm sure there's a video that shows how to correctly fold a fitted sheet. My mom was my video
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@DocAndersen (48641)
• United States
16 Sep
did you guys get the nasty storms last night? they were all over the news heading your way!
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• United States
16 Sep
We got the thunderstorms and although it was loud it didn't cause us any problems. Thank goodness. We've had a thunderstorm every night this week so far
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@DocAndersen (48641)
• United States
16 Sep
@Marilynda1225 they have missed us every single day!
@RebeccasFarm (42240)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
16 Sep
Yeah I dont care anymore I just roll it up lol
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• United States
16 Sep
I don't blame you. Those days of being fastidious about things are over for me too
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
16 Sep
• Midland, Michigan
16 Sep
I did them together but I'm sure it's not perfectly done and I never worry about it either. I'm sure mom taught us but I no longer remember. With six kids she may not have been a sticker either.
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• United States
16 Sep
With six kids I can't imagine your mom worrying if her sheets were folded perfectly. I had 4 kids and my biggest concern was that the sheets were clean and not necessarily folded correctly.
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• Midland, Michigan
17 Sep
@Marilynda1225 lol. She was picky about certain things but mainly taught us how to clean and dust well. We became her housecleaners as we got older.
@m_audrey6788 (51778)
• Germany
16 Sep
I just fold it but not too much proper
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• United States
16 Sep
I've come to the conclusion that it's more important that the sheets are clean than how they're folded
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• Germany
16 Sep
@Marilynda1225 Oh yes. I definitely like the sheets clean and smells good
@Hate2Iron (15654)
• Canada
16 Sep
I have always tried to fold our sheets perfectly... I'm still trying lol. As far as that movie... I read everybody elses comments too lol... I honestly don't think that I have ever seen that movie. It's going on my list!!! Who cares about perfectly folded sheets lol.
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• United States
16 Sep
When all is said and done I dont think we'll be judged about how our sheets are folded