There is an art to sheet folding and storage. Once you learn how to fold sheets properly, learning how to store them is the next step.
Need to learn how to fold sheets properly? I explain how to fold a crib sheet and FishMama recently posted a vlog on how to fold a crib sheet. Use either of these tutorials to learn the art of folding the fitted sheet.
After your sheets are folded properly, it is important to store them compactly on the shelf. When storing sets of items together, I love to be able to pull them out of the drawer or off of the shelf in one nice, neat package. Such as when I’m storing children’s pajama sets.
Fold all of your items separately – flat sheet, fitted sheet and then pillowcases and pillow protectors (if you use those).
Lay your fitted sheet down as if you’re preparing to complete the last fold. Depending on the flat sheet size, I fold in half or in thirds.
Inside of it, place your fitted sheet on the very end.
And then place your pillowcases on top of the fitted sheet.
Fold the folded flat sheet over to its edges meet.
And now you have one beautiful package of sheets that fits very compactly on the shelf. And if you have multiple sheet sets, they stack really well on top of one another until you’re ready for their next use.
(Just for reference, the blue set is an extra-long twin set and the purple is a queen set.)
No more scrambling around looking for sheets and pillowcases that match! This method definitely works for me.
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Oh, how I wish I had your patience when it comes to folding things. It’s the bane of my existence! When it comes to sheet sets, I tend to just fold them as best as possible and store them in a matching pillow case. I figure at least this way they’re all together.
Well, at least they’re all in the same spot inside a pillowcase! Not a bad method actually 🙂
It’s been 9 years and I still think of this post whenever my mom friends and I talk about storing bedsheets. I still use my ‘everything in a pillowcase’ method too. Lol
LOL that’s funny. I just roll them up and shove them into the hall closet xD
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Ha! Well, that works too I guess… 🙂
Actual FOLDING techniques! I have to show my husband your blogpost! lol I fold all things separately and place them in separate piles on the closet shelf. Each size sheet (we have 3 different size beds in this house) is on a different shelf so the little one is able to just go get her own sheets and not have to dig for flat/fitted, etc.. and knows which are hers. Has made my life easier and closet neater.
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I love this… it’s how my mom taught me how to fold/store sheets and I love how neat my linen closet looks. My husband doesn’t get it and would much rather go with the roll/throw in a closet method!
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Oh, you had a good teacher in your mama! 🙂
Thanks for commenting 🙂
Two nights ago I was folding sheets and thought about you. I wondered if you had a better way of doing it. Folding my queen set about sends me over the edge! Thanks for the tips and love the idea of keeping them all together!
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Hey girlie! Yes, I love having my sheets all together. I’ve had the best of intentions in getting up some vlogs about folding sheets….but it hasn’t happened yet! Hopefully in the next week or two…