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How to fold a fitted sheet: 3 useful tips


Its elasticity simplifies our nights, but not its storage? We're obviously talking about the fitted sheet, and we've found 3 ways to fold it easily. No need to iron it beforehand to prevent it from wrinkling (who has the time?). Just fold it as soon as it comes out of the dryer, or let it air dry. But once it's dry, how do I fold a fitted sheet?ow to fold a fitted sheet?

Using the corners to your advantage

This technique is one of the easiest to follow, if not the fastest. But with a little practice, it will take very little time.

  1. Lay your fitted sheet on a flat surface, ideally your bed. The elastic band should face the ceiling.
  2. Grasp the corners of one short edge, and fold your sheet in half. The four corners should now overlap two by two.
  3. Slide one of the top corners into the corner it is on. Do the same on the other side.
  4. Fold the sheet over again, folding the edge without elastic over the edge with elastic.
  5. Slide each corner without elastic into the corner with elastic on which it is placed.
  6. Smooth everything out and fold one of the short edges over the other. Repeat as many times as you like.

Fold it almost without putting it down

If you don't have the space to lay your fitted sheet flat (or if you want to develop your concentration skills), this method is ideal. We strongly recommend that you read the instructions carefully before you start.

  1. Grab the corners of one long edge of your fitted sheet. Hold it suspended, one corner in each hand, with the side of the sheet without the elastic facing you.
  2. Turn both corners over onto your hands, inner seam up.
  3. Bring your hands together and place the two corners against each other.
  4. With one hand still in the sheet, grab both corners.
  5. With the other hand, turn one corner over the other and keep the sheet hanging over your arm.
  6. With your free hand, grab the remaining two corners and turn one of them over onto the other, as in step 5. You should now be holding two corners on each of your arms.
  7. Bring your hands together again and grab the 4 corners from the inside with one hand.
  8. With the other hand, flip two corners over the other two. When you fold your fitted sheet, the visible elastic should form the letter L.
  9. Lay your folded sheet on a flat surface and fold one of the long edges halfway up the rectangle.
  10. Fold the other long edge over.
  11. Now you can fold the sheet over as many times as you like to make it easier to store.

Rolling it up

What if the easiest thing to do was to limit the amount of folding? Instead, roll up your fitted sheet in a few seconds. Note: this technique is more suitable if you plan to store it in a drawer.

  1. Lay your fitted sheet out flat, with the elastic facing up.
  2. Fold one of the long edges halfway up the fitted sheet.
  3. Fold the other long edge over.
  4. Fold the resulting rectangle in half.
  5. Starting with the short edge where the elastic band is, form a roll as tightly as possible.
  6. Store it by placing the edge of the roll on the bottom of the drawer or on the shelf, so that it stays in place.

With La Chambre Paris bedding, all duvet covers are easy to put on and the fitted sheet has labels on each side to show you which side is long and which is short. If you're looking for advice on bedding, check out our guide to choosing a quality pillow.