How to Fold a Fitted Sheet Easily: Step-by-Step Guide for Neat and Tidy Sheets

Are you sick of looking at your linen closet's wrinkled and disorganised fitted sheets? You're not alone if you have trouble folding a fitted sheet and simply put it in the back of the closet.

However, it doesn't have to be difficult or time-consuming to fold a fitted sheet. We'll demonstrate in this article how to quickly fold a fitted sheet. You can organise your sheets and create more space in your linen closet with the help of our step-by-step instructions and video.

What You Need

To fold a fitted sheet, you only need two things:

  • Fitted sheet
  • Flat surface

     Watch our video to get you folding a fitted sheet in less then a minute.


    How to Fold a Fitted Sheet in Less Than a Minute

    Follow these simple steps to fold your fitted sheet easily:

    Step 1: Lay the Sheet on a Flat Surface

    Firstly, lay the fitted sheet out on a flat surface, with the elastic side facing up. It's better to use a large surface such as the kitchen table or bed.

    Step 2: Carry the Short Sides to the Top

    Drape your index finger inside each of the short end sides of the fitted sheet. Then, carry it up to the top end of the fitted sheet and give it a little flick to ensure that it is all in and straight.

    Step 3: Lay the Sheet Down

    Lay the sheet down onto your flat surface, making sure that it represents an upside-down U shape.

    Step 4: Bring Up the Bottom of the Sheet

    Bring up the bottom of the sheet so it is in line with the fitted elastic side. Smooth it out first before folding.

    Step 5: Fold the Top End Vertically

    Fold the top end vertically towards you and smooth it out again.

    Step 6: Fold the Sheet Horizontally

    Finally, fold the fitted sheet horizontally four or five times, depending on the size of your fitted sheet. Then, simply store it away in the linen closet with the matching pillowcases and flat sheet.

    Congratulations! You have successfully folded your fitted sheet in less than a minute.

    Tips and Tricks for Folding a Fitted Sheet

    • Use a flat surface to make it easier to fold the sheet.
    • Smooth out the sheet after each fold to keep it neat and tidy.
    • Practice makes perfect. Don't get discouraged if you don't get it right the first time.

    Benefits of Folding a Fitted Sheet

    Folding a fitted sheet has many benefits, including:

    • Saving space in your linen closet
    • Keeping your sheets organized and tidy
    • Reducing wrinkles and creases in your sheets
    • Making it easier to find the sheet you need


    Fitted sheet folding doesn't have to be challenging or frustrating. Fitted sheets are simple to fold in under a minute with the help of our detailed instructions and video. You can free up space in your linen closet and minimise wrinkles in your sheets by keeping your sheets neat and organised. As they say, practise makes perfect, so keep at it until you master it.