How to Fold a Fitted Sheet

Yes, folding a fitted sheet may seem like one of life’s great mysteries, but the quick method in this video will have you creating a neat and hassle-free fold in no time. Say good-bye to those crinkly, balled-up messes.

What You Need

  1. Check fitted sheet
  2. Check flat surface

Follow These Steps

  1. Lay out the sheet

    Spread the sheet on a flat surface, fitted corners up.

  2. Fold in half and tuck in corners

    Fold sheet in half horizontally, tucking the fitted top corners into the fitted bottom corners. If your sheet has gathered sides, tuck them into each other, too. Smooth the edges flat.

  3. Fold lengthwise

    Fold the sheet lengthwise so that all four fitted corners are on top of one another. Again, slide the top set of corners into the bottom set.

  4. Fold to desired size

    Fold the sheet in half again, and fold over the smooth end to finish. For a smaller bundle, fold again.

    Tip: To prevent wrinkles, fold sheets right out of the dryer while they’re still warm.