If you know how to fold bed sheets neatly then you have conquered the first step in your quest for a neatly organized linen closet. This step by step tutorial and video will show you the best way to fold a fitted sheet and a flat sheet into a bundle to save space and create a lovely linen closet.
For years I folded my sheets separately and stacked them but one day I learned how to fold bed sheets neatly in a bundle and it changed the organization of my linen closet completely.
After doing a post on organizing your linen closet I realized it would be most helpful if I shared how to fold the fitted sheet and how to fold the flat sheet together so when it is time to make your bed all you have to do is grab one set of folded sheets.
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How to Fold Bed Sheets Neatly
Let's start by grabbing your flat sheet, fitted sheet and any pillowcases that match the set.
How to Fold a Fitted Sheet
Begin by putting your fingers in the corners on one side of the fitted sheet. In other words, grab one long side of a fitted sheet and place your fingers on the outside corners.
Put your pointer finger in the corners then bring those fingers together.
Notice how you are seeing the inside of the sheet. This is important because when we are finished the fitted sheet will be folded with the outside showing.
Next, pull one corner over the other corner like in the photo.
Now reach over and put your finger in the other corner on the outside and tuck it on the inside of the other corner.
Next lay the corners down and gently pull the sides down and make a square.
Then take the opposite end and fold it over the top of the end with the corners.
Next, fold it over one more time.
And place the fitted sheet off to the side because now we are going to work on the flat sheet.
How to Fold a Flat Sheet
For the next part of the folded sheet bundle is to fold the flat sheet. Begin by grabbing the long end and pull the corners together.
Next, fold it again one more time.
Then fold it from the other end and place it on a bed or table.
Now grab the fitted sheet that you have set aside and sit it on the flat sheet.
Now fold the flat sheet over several times to make a square.
Now place the folded fitted sheet on the corner with the open edges, not the folded edge.
How to Fold a Pillowcase
Next, let's fold the pillowcases to sit in the sheet bundle.
First, fold the pillowcase in half.
Then fold it again.
Then fold it in thirds.
And place the pillowcase on top of the fitted sheet that is sitting in the corner.
How to Fold a Sheet Set to Save Space
Now fold the flat sheet over the fitted sheet and pillowcase.
Now place your hand along the edge and fold the fitted and flat sheet and pillowcase over one time.
Now fold it one more time.
And you are finished. Your sheet set is neatly folded into a bundle where you can sit it beautifully in your linen closet.
Now that your sheets are nicely folded in a bundle it is time to place them in your linen closet. If your sheets are stacked on the shelves turn them where you see the side like in the picture below. This will make the stack in your closet even prettier.
Another tip for keeping your linen closet tidy looking is to purchase some baskets. I have one basket per size of sheets.
It really makes life easier when sheets are categorized by sizes.
If your linen closet is not ready and organized for your sheet set bundle I have an organizing 101 post and I include tips on linen closets. And if you want to create a beautifully decorated linen closet check out my using Pinterest to organize post. It is a fun way to plan your closet and then add your lovely sheet bundle.
Another great resource if you decide on a pretty decorated linen closet is this amazon linen closet shopping guide. There are so many wonderful organizing items you can use to decorate your linen closet that is functional and pretty like baskets.
I hope this tutorial on how to fold sheet sets is helpful and encourages you to organize your linen closet if it needs organizing.
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