How to Fold a King Size Fitted Sheet

Doing the laundry is chore enough without having to fold and put everything away.

Don't let your fitted sheets get folded into a puffy mess.Don't let your fitted sheets get folded into a puffy mess.
Folding a fitted sheet, in particular, is a task that many homemakers have yet to master. This typically means the linen closet contains wrinkled blobs of fitted sheets. Folding the sheets neatly is not as hard as it may seem and can be accomplished single-handedly if you take a few minutes to do it properly.

Lay the sheet in front of you inside out.

Place a hand in each of the two corners on the shorter side of the fitted sheet and bring them together, one hand covering the other so one corner wraps around the other.

Pick up the far corner of the sheet hanging in front of you and tuck the new corner into the hood of the two folded corners.

Pick up the fourth corner and tuck it into the other three corners.

Lay the sheet on a flat surface in front of you and smooth out the wrinkles. It should look like a folded sheet with the fitted corners all tucked together like a hood.

Fold the sheet from the outsides inward to hide the elastic fittings.

Continue to fold into a rectangle of the desired size.

Things You Will Need

  • King-sized fitted sheet Flat surface

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Based in Southern California, Daniel Holzer has been a freelance writer specializing in labor issues, personal finance and green living since 2004. His recent work has appeared online at Green Your Apartment and other websites. Holzer studied English literature at California State University, Fullerton.