St Augustine, St Johns County Real Estate & Home Staging


Closet Organization: How to fold a fitted sheet.

Want to know how to fold the perfect fitted sheet, so that your closets are tidy and organized? Elena Lai Etcheverry from Charity Wings shows just how easy it is to make it look just like it came out of the package, even if it just came out of the dryer.

The trick, of course, is finding the corners, and giving yourself enough room to move around.

Thank you for reading… Closet Organization: How to fold a fitted sheet.


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Comment balloon 24 commentsMelissa Marro • November 12 2012 06:20PM


Thats funny, I HATE folding fitted sheets. 

Posted by Beverly Herdman, Northern VA Wine Country Experts (Keller Williams Realty) over 6 years ago
Melissa, That was interesting to watch. I fold mine by folding the corners down and they look pretty good too.
Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 6 years ago


They never stay in place. And yet I still use them. There must be a better way.

Posted by Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker ((831) 626-4000) over 6 years ago

This is a perfect demonstration.  I still love ironed sheets and they look even better in the linen closet!

Posted by Sharon Parisi, Dallas Homes (United Real Estate Dallas ) over 6 years ago

That's great Melissa! I never knew there was a proper way to fold a fitted sheet.

Thanks to you and the lady in the video my linen closets will look better!

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) over 6 years ago

Melissa, this is a talent I've never had!  King and queen sheets are really a pain.  Maybe I just need longer arms!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 6 years ago

I couldn't get it to work after several tries....I didn't give up though and eventually got it!  Not sure I will remember for next time though.  I would have to practice a lot for this to become second nature.  

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) over 6 years ago

There is definitely an art to folding a fitted sheet. My mom taught me this method when I was young - it gets easier with practice!

Posted by Rose King, Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area (David Tracy Real Estate) over 6 years ago

Great piece as so many of us struggle with this.  A bit of patience is all that is required.

Posted by Wendy Tomm, CCSP, RESA-PRO, BBB - Wpg Realtors (Beyond the Walls) over 6 years ago

Melissa- a friend taught me this several years ago... it would help if I were about 6 inches taller!!!

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 6 years ago

Very cool indeed!  I'm going to reblog this so I don't lose it.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) over 6 years ago

Hey, Melissa!  I included this post in Last Week's Favorites.  Have a great week!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 6 years ago

When fitted sheets came out, years ago when I was a young teen-ager, this is exactly how my Mom figured out how to do it.  Too bad YouTube wasn't around then.  She might have gone viral . . . ;-)

Posted by Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED (RETIRED / State License is Inactive) over 6 years ago

Fitted sheets are always a struggle and need more time.

Posted by Olga Simoncelli, CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management (Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate) over 6 years ago
I am waiting for this to load to view. I should do a before and after of my linens closet if this works.
Posted by Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566 (RE/MAX Leading Edge over 6 years ago
Well, I am glad I have been doing it correctly. I hate crinkley sheets.
Posted by Nan Jester, Realtor, Exit Real Estate Gallery (Exit Real Estate Gallery Jacksonville Beach, FL ) over 6 years ago

Melissa.. love the video.. and I would prefer someone to do this for me.. but alas.. since it is me.. the video is good training!

Posted by Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson (Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ) over 6 years ago

Melissa, thanks for sharing! Folding fitted sheets is the bane of my existence (ok, one of the banes of my existence). Off to try it now.


Posted by Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL (Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308) over 6 years ago

Learned this long ago, but I still hate it, LOL.

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 6 years ago

Always wondered how to do this right - mine are a mess in the closet because it was so frustrating to figure it out.  My best proceedure is to immediately put it on the bed right fromt he dryer.  Thanks for this helpful post!

Posted by Debbie Cook, Silver Spring and Takoma Park Maryland Real Estate (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc) over 6 years ago

Melissa, neat trick. I always struggled with this - but now I know! You made it simpler with the video.

Posted by Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners) over 6 years ago

Thank you, great idea to share.  Kristine


Posted by Kim & Kristine Halverson, Realtors (, Santa Monica Real Estate :) ) over 6 years ago

Fitted sheets... the bane of my existence (or linen closet!). Even with this I still will probably never get it just right. But thanks for the tips, nonetheless.


Posted by Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs (Kelly Right Real Estate) over 6 years ago

Awesome post! I can't believe I've gone this far in my life and didn't know this great trick. Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Gina Tufano, Ask Gina & Company, Northern Virginia Real Estate (Ask Gina & Company with Pearson Smith Realty) over 6 years ago

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