Tuesday, March 25, 2014

How to store sheets neatly

I know there are a bunch of tips and tricks out there for how to fold fitted sheets, but let's be honest-- unless you're some kind of domestic wizard, it's not going to happen. The best sheet-folding tip I got acknowledges this fact and implemented a genius workaround. I wish I could remember where I read this, but I don't. But that's okay, I'm pretty sure multiple people have come up with this method independently, after all, we're talking about folding sheets here. It's not rocket science.

 I know, I know. "Stop taking crappy pictures for blog" is totally on my list of things to do (or not to do as the case may be). But right now I am super pregnant and tired. But really, who isn't tired at any given phase of their life. Mostly I'm just lazy. Which is probably why I'm willing to do this sheet storage method-- it doesn't take any more effort than folding and stacking sheets separately, but they stay a lot more organized this way. Here's the method:

1. Fold the flat sheet. No surprise there. Also, please ignore the wrinklage. Clearly, I was not diligent about folding directly from the dryer.
2. Fold the fitted sheet. It doesn't matter if it doesn't look pretty because no one will see this. Stack it on top of the matching flat sheet. We're grouping bedding by sets here so you don't have to go through three different piles of sheets and pillowcases to get one matching set. 
3. Fold one pillowcase in half and put it on the stack. (If it's a twin set and you only have one pillowcase, skip this step.)
4. Stick the whole pile in the remaining pillow case.
5. Stack the bundled sets on top of each other in the closet.

And a word about step 2. I know I said it doesn't matter how you fold it, and that it is impossible to fold them neatly. But here's a trick to fold them "halfway decently" if you care about that sort of thing.

 There you have it.

Share-- Anyone have any folding words of wisdom for any clothes or linens? Share your tips and tricks with us.

1 comment:

  1. Light...bulb... WHY haven't I never thought of this?! This may be one of my favorite posts ever. :)


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