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I have just learnt how to fold a fitted sheet

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TitchyWitch Tue 03-Nov-09 20:02:44

Thanks to this topic on Mumsnet I am starting to get my house in order (Flylady). I think I might be a bit obsessed though. I have just watched this and am so excited. Have I lost it completely??

BCNSback Tue 03-Nov-09 20:07:48

hey hey... brill.. I am going to try this..

personally I like this handy hint [[ here]

BCNSback Tue 03-Nov-09 20:08:26


LoveBeingAMummy Tue 03-Nov-09 20:11:07

That is cool

Fabster Tue 03-Nov-09 20:11:41

Well that is 2 1/2 minutes of my life I will never have again.

How I do it works just as well.

maxmissie Tue 03-Nov-09 20:11:46

you've definitely not lost it! I'm abit anal when it comes to folding stuff, have always wondered how to fold them properly but could never figure it out! now I'll be able to have a super neat airing cupboard! thanks for posting the video!

oooggs Tue 03-Nov-09 20:12:01

wow!!! I am impressed with both of them shock I must get out more grin which is very unlikely.

bonfirewithaheartofgold Tue 03-Nov-09 20:12:34

it takes him two and a half minutes. where tf in my hectic schedule am i going to find two and a half minutes to do a job that can be done half arsed in 10 seconds?

MagNacarta Tue 03-Nov-09 20:20:30

I was doing something like this for a while, but it's a bit of a faff. Now I roll them, which has the added advantage that you can tell easily which are the doubles and which are the singles.

TitchyWitch Tue 03-Nov-09 20:28:38

Just back from shining my sink. The t-shirt one is cool. We have a talent show for our work christmas party, shall I demonstrate my two new skills? grin

MarkStretch Tue 03-Nov-09 20:33:19

I tend to take my fitted sheet, fold it in half and then sort of whirl it about madly in the air until it forms some kind of ball shape and then I shove it in the linen box under the bed.

But I'm going to try this.

ABetaDad Tue 03-Nov-09 20:42:40

THAT is impressive.

The way I do it is take it off the bed, wash it, dry it and put it straight back on the bed thereby avoiding folding or ironing.


edam Tue 03-Nov-09 20:49:54

I like your style, ABD. grin

I must be quite sad because I actually watched that and found it interesting - attempting to fold fitted sheets has always been a bugger. Not saying my life has been transformed or anything, but you know, I am going to try it out!

serenity Tue 03-Nov-09 20:49:55

I can fold a fitted sheet in about 30 seconds, but that's because I keep having to rebag the ones that irritating customers take out of the packaging at IKEA... *glowers at guilty parties*

I have exceedingly nicely folded towels as well grin

bonfirewithaheartofgold Tue 03-Nov-09 21:38:01

lol i can fold a sheet of A4 paper precisely in thirds thanks to admin job and can tie parcels beautifully thanks to a stint wrapping speciality bread in a boulangerie summer job.

moffat Tue 03-Nov-09 21:43:21

that is wondrous - previously followed MarkStretch's technisqe.

shonaspurtle Tue 03-Nov-09 21:45:53

I loved that tshirt thing and now have a perfectly folded tshirt beside me because I was sad enough to watch it over and over again until I'd mastered it blush

twolittlekings Tue 03-Nov-09 21:49:42

Thanks for this - although it looks like it's a bit fiddly. I'm sure I'd need to practise loads to get it right. All my fitted sheets end up screwed into balls in a drawer. Will try next time smile

pyjamalama Tue 03-Nov-09 21:51:12

Oh, he's very slow! My old cleaner showed me how to do this. She had previously worked in a 5 star hotel and everything to do with beds was a speciality of hers. She does it the same way, but standing up with the sheet hanging down until the final folding, so you just bring your hands together inside the corners then flip them over - way faster!

foxinsocks Tue 03-Nov-09 21:52:48

yes I roll them too (fitted sheets) - didn't know there was a folding method!

bonfire you made me lol because I too can fold a piece of A4 paper in seconds into perfect thirds to fit into an envelope - I had never thought about these skills I was picking up while working in an office wink

Singed Tue 03-Nov-09 21:55:38

Despite being borderline OCD my fitted-sheet-folding tends more to the MarkStretch school than the YouTube version - however I think I may be converted.

(And I am enthralled at the Japanese T-shirt folding!. I thought I was pretty good at knowing how to iron and fold everything A4 (military training!) but that is much more impressive grin

PacificGuywood Tue 03-Nov-09 22:01:00

Impressed at T-shirt folding technique, not so much the fitted sheet, takes too long, surely!

madrush Tue 03-Nov-09 22:01:41

Exactly, that's how to do it (but obviously I'm faster)

Wondering how to get DH to watch it without him thinking it's a criticism of his "style".

The t-shirt one is fab, almost wishing I hadn't folded all the laundry already. Will be practising tomorrow.

themildmanneredjanitor Tue 03-Nov-09 22:05:28

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

lisad123wantsherquoteinDM Tue 03-Nov-09 22:13:52

Im terrible for taking off, washing and rying and puttng back on bed before the end of day just eaiser that way imo

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