I used to fold each piece and stack them separately. Sometimes a piece would fall or slide off into another pile, and it just didn't look nice, either. That darn fitted sheet always looked so funky! Believe it or not, a MAN showed me this method. Granted, he learned it from his mother-in-law and he had three young daughters, but still, a man who cared about folding laundry? Alas, he was only a friend! On with the folding.
Fold the fitted sheet like you normally would. It doesn't matter if it doesn't look that great, but you want it to be in a square shape when you're finished. Fold each pillowcase to be about the same size as the fitted sheet is folded, and place them on top of the fitted sheet. Fold the flat sheet lengthwise. You want to be a little more exact with the flat sheet. When folded lengthwise, your flat sheet will be in sort of a column. Lay it out on a smooth surface (the bed is preferable to the floor for obvious reasons). Take the fitted sheet and pillowcases and stack them at one end of the flat sheet like so:
Now fold the fitted sheet with the rest of the set inside it until you get to the end of the sheet. (You're rolling the fitted sheet and pillow cases INSIDE the flat sheet.) It will make your linens appear neater, and now you won't misplace any pieces of the set. The set in the picture above is the set in the bottom of this stack. (Not the best picture, but you get the idea. My daughter did the top set here.)
It's not rocket science, but it works for me! Check out Works for Me Wednesday (sponsored by Rocksinmydryer.net) for other tips and tricks on a variety of topics!
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