There’s no challenge quite like trying to fold a fitted sheet. Between wrangling the elastic lining and matching the curved corners to the right ends of the larger sizes, sometimes it’s easier to throw it in the linen cupboard and close the door. Don’t give up yet. Get on top of that messy linen cupboard and fold a fitted sheet like a professional with our easy to follow guide.
A fitted sheet is a type of bed sheet with elastic around the edges, designed to fit snugly around and under the mattress. This sheet protects your mattress and provides an added layer of comfort as you sleep. You can buy fitted sheets separately or paired with a flat sheet of the same fabric, count and colour (also known as a top sheet), separating your quilt or coverlet from your body. Ideally, you should be enfolded in a sheet sandwich every night.
There’s no ‘right’ way to fold a fitted sheet. Instead, it’s all about what works for you. Here are some of the easiest methods to getting a nice, neat folded sheet.
This method is rumoured to be the easiest, especially when learning how to fold a fitted sheet for the first time. The Tuck makes a neat and tight edges, creating a nicely folded sheet that will sit flat on your shelf:
The L-Shape Method refers to the shape you want the fitted sheet’s elastic to follow. Once you have the L shape, you know you’re on track!
This method is nice and simple, similar to the Tuck Method, and has only 5 simple steps:
You can fold your single fitted sheet the same way as a double, queen or king. If anything, it will be a little easier with fewer steps! The only difference is the number of folds you have to do to get it into the square shape. You may find you only need to fold twice, instead of three times for some methods.
Now that you’ve wrangled them into the perfect shape, it’s time to store your fitted sheets. Storing them properly not only keeps your linen closet neat and tidy, but it also helps to keep your sheets in good condition and wrinkle-free.
It might be a learning curve, but with a little practice, you'll be folding fitted sheets like a professional in no time! Taking a few extra minutes to fold and store your sheets correctly is an important step in making sure they last. Remember that your bed linen is an essential factor in how well you sleep, so make sure you invest in high-quality bedding that suits your individual sleep needs. Snooze has a range of sheets to suit every kind of sleeper.