It’s driving me nuts, and I’ll be the first to admit that I’m proceeding into a precarious world of neat-freakiness. You see, the thing is, I like ninety degree angles. All of my household linens fold up into tidy, orthogonal bundles for stacking and storage. All of them, that is, except for the fitted bed sheets. When I’m finished doing laundry I’m usually left with a pile of perfectly ordered sheets, pillow cases and towels – a straight and symmetrical tower of linen. Dolloped on top, in all its asymmetrical rebellion, is the fitted sheet. Like a pound of whip cream dumped on a perfectly executed crème brûlée, there it sits. I suspect that there is a way to fold a fitted bed sheet so that it does not involve funny curves and wrinkles the size of small mountain ranges. Does the answer exist or is this the anomaly of laundry organization? Should I just roll the fitted sheet up and conceal it out of view?
What Would Alix Do?
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This sheet-folding business is a real challenge, and the more I ask around to determine who actually knows how to do this, the more furrowed brows and puzzled frowns I see. It turns out that you’re not alone in your frustration with the fitted version of the sheet species. You’re in luck, though, because I was fortunate enough to have a mother who taught me the finer points of this household chore (thanks, Mom!) and now I’ll share them with you. Check out the video below for step-by-step instructions: