How to Fold Sheets (a "neat" little trick)

by Courtney on June 19, 2010 in Cleaning, Organizing, Tools

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Courtney blogs over at Women Living Well. She has been married to her high school sweet heart for 13 years, home schools her son and daughter and is a graduate of the Moody Bible Institute. Her passion to see women living well landed her on the Rachael Ray Show in November, 2009. Since then, she blogs regularly about marriage, parenting, homemaking and more. She also blogs at where she leads on-line Bible studies and tech accountability groups.

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Diane Egner June 19, 2010

I love the idea. Makes me happy. 🙂

Jennifer S. Jansky June 19, 2010

So great. Thanks! I will definitely do it that way. But sadly none of my sheets match! But that is ok. I don’t really even have extras. I have to brag on my mom, she can fold a fitted sheet to perfection. She showed me how, I can’t for the life of me do it the way she does. She must have magic hands! LOL 😀 Thanks for the cool tip!

Grace June 19, 2010

What a great idea! Thanks for such a practical tip. I also love your joyful personality! It made me smile!

EllaJac June 19, 2010

Excellent! I had a roommate in college who spent summers working at a retreat center on the OR coast… SHE could fold a fitted sheet like nobody’s business, but I’m like you… I think I’ll use the pillowcase! 🙂

Iva June 19, 2010

LOL! This was a great tip! I still fold my sheets “matching the corners” but this way, I can have my younger children even fold the sheets without worrying too much. Thank you!

Renee June 19, 2010

What a great idea! I love that every thing is all together (we sometime loos some of our matching sheets because if them being misplace etc…)

But this tip is great for the problem!!!

I use the Martha Steward way of folding and I agree it never perfect and does not look as nice as I want them to be!

Thanks for sharing this great tips with us!!!!

The Happy Little Homemaker June 19, 2010

I’m definitely going to be implementing this tip our home! Thanks for the great idea! 😉

Anna B June 19, 2010

I can fold a fitted sheet, but not alone! It looks perfect if I have help but I unfortunately don’t at this time.

This idea is great!! I love the cute little packet that you end up with. Also, since most of my sheets are very similar (I like white and have several sets of white or cream sheets) this will help me tell which set goes together!

Thanks for sharing!

Shirley June 19, 2010

I love it. Finally I can have a nice looking linen closet. Thanks!

Stacy McDonald June 19, 2010

I love it!!!! My daughter, Virginia Grace (9), was sitting beside me while I watched this, and she said, “Cool!” I have to agree. 🙂

becca banana June 19, 2010

Ha ha HA! That’s great!

Tara June 19, 2010

LOL!!! I love it!!! I hate sheets! But, now, at least no one will know how lumpy they are, 🙂

Jodi June 19, 2010

I learnd that trick years ago and I love how it keeps the clost organized and easy to find what you’re looking for.

Heather J June 19, 2010

Praise the Lord! FINALLY a way to make them not run my closet!!! Thanks 🙂

Brianah June 19, 2010

I have been doing this for a few years…not sure where I heard it originally, but it works great! Also make sure we don’t lose our pillowcases :).

One thing I do differently, I turn the pillowcase inside out. That way I don’t worry as much about dirt getting on it b/c it won’t be the part that someone puts their head on. Not that it gets that dirty in the closet, but makes me feel a little better 🙂

Carmen at Old House Kitchen June 19, 2010

Love it! I will no longer despise my fitted sheets! 😉

Theresa June 19, 2010

I LOVE this idea. I do the Martha Stewart fitted sheet folding method but I love that this keeps everything together!!

Mary @Raising 4 Godly Men June 19, 2010

I LOVE love love this trick. I better start using it again. [0= I am glad that I discovered you today ! What a blessing you are. ((hugs))

In Him<
-Mary @Raising 4 Godly Men

Jeanie Cullip June 19, 2010

Great tip! I like the idea because my children and I both have red sheets. funny they look like they are the right one for the bed until you cannot get it to reach the other side. (children have a We will definitely be doing this from now on!

Wanda June 19, 2010

I’ve been doing that for some time now. Not exactly sure where I discovered the tip but it works great to have everything together.

Mommy of two little blessings June 19, 2010

I saw the “how to fold a fitted sheet” episode by Martha Stewert too. And have been folding them that way as well. It’s not as lumpy as it once was, but I really like your trick here! Thanks for sharing it with all of us. I may re-organize my linnin closet now. *smile* Thanks so much. Sincerely, Mommy of two little blessings & so much more!

rebecca June 19, 2010

I am thinking of taking this a little further and just letting the kids “stuff” the sheets into the pillowcase. My oldest two are 6 and 5 so I don’t really expect them to fold large sheets, they are still on towels and socks! =] But this way I can hand over another area of responsibility to them.

Elizabeth June 19, 2010

I’m super picky about my sheets and generally they are folded super neatly and very compactly. What I love about this is that it never fails that, once I ask the kids to come put them away, young hands and distracted, playful hearts will end up dropping the stack of sheets and I’m back at square one. This way we never have to re-fold sheets again!

Love the video and love your enthusiasm!

Judy June 19, 2010

How funny! I had never heard of this in my ENTIRE life until about a month ago when a friend shared it with me. How COOL. Thanks!

Charli June 19, 2010

Now I actually do it the Martha Stewart way, but I have to say I REALLY like this idea.

Danielle June 19, 2010

That does seem like a nice idea… but our sheets are always on our beds;-)

Brandi June 19, 2010

I echo what everyone else is saying!!!!

Mariah June 19, 2010

haha, how cool. I give you props for that one!


Jasmine June 20, 2010

Great idea. I love it for the kids. Thanks

Sheryle June 20, 2010

Super idea!! I will definitely be using this with my little darlings. Thanks for sharing it..and with such a sweet spirit. 🙂

Traci June 20, 2010


Jessica N. June 21, 2010

I have been doing it the Martha Stewart way for years. But I LOVE this idea. I am feeling the urge to reorganize my linen closet. Thank you for this handy tip!!!!

clare ansah June 21, 2010

so inspired by this clip!.. i ran upstairs.. a day later to reorganise my closet!!!… and it looks great… am afraid i was one of those ..just roll the sheets\ covers etc… and make them look as neat as possible.. but took up a lot of space!… am so glad for this tip!!!

Mama Mirage June 21, 2010

I’m so picky about my sheet folding that I always have to have them folded to exactly the same size and the fitted ones flat and lumpless and squared too… Someone told me that my kids are never going to be able to fold the sheets if I’m so obsessive about it. 😀 Maybe if I start doing it this way I won’t be so picky I drive my family nuts anymore. 😉

Intentionally Katie June 22, 2010

Love, love, LOVE this!!!

Amara June 22, 2010

Bless you for keeping it simple and real. 🙂

When staying at a friend’s cabin at the lake, my sweet mom and I had an “a-ha” moment. The owner kept the clear, zippered “bags” that her dust ruffle, etc., came in. She then used those clear bags to store sets of sheets. It was lovely, organized, and kept the sheets from dust. It was a great re-use for an item that usually gets tossed, and mom and I “stole” her idea with delight. 🙂

Robyn June 25, 2010

We are a missionary family in Zambia. I follow your blog but usually can only read all the posts when I am in the capital which is at most every 8 weeks. I would have loved to have seen the video because I really need to know how to fold fitted sheets but our internet isn’t strong enough even in the capital to watch. Can you write step by step instructions for those of us who cannot watch the videos?

Sela July 2, 2010

My hubby was watching it with me and he said “Hey, that’s cheating!”
Yea, so? was my response. Love it, thanks! Now even my 3-year-old can put away the sheets and I don’t have to worry about them becoming un-folded 🙂

PastorDawn July 15, 2010

I am a mother of 4 and grandmother of 7 and I have for years – before Martha S – used a technique similar to hers, but use my fists instead of the finger. They come out smoothly. But my best sheet tip is to wash & dry them, and while they are warm out of the dryer/off the clothesline, put them right back on the bed. That way, no folding and since they are warm, they “iron” themselves.

Gidgit September 2, 2010

This is wonderful! I’m in the process of moving and I’m going to use this tip for the new house!

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