how to do you fold/put away those sheets that cover the bed before the sheet?
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    Default how to do you fold/put away those sheets that cover the bed before the sheet?

    Do you all know what I am talking about??? The ones with the elastic around it?? I have the hardest time folding them and making them look nice to put them away and I have like 20 of them. What do I do with them?!

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    They don't have to be perfect to look nice, just ensure the final product folded up looks nice. Keep all the corners (elasticy) parts folded to the inside, so by the time your done it just looks like a normal sheet.

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    Ha-ha. I know what you mean. I once watched Martha Stewart fold them perfectly but I can never get them to look that neat. lol

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    I want to see how she does it!!

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    There is several on Youtube. Personally I wouldn't put that much energy into it. lol Not Martha but.....

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHTyH2nuFAw"]YouTube- How to Fold a Fitted Sheet Like a Pro[/ame]

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    I always end up with a "puffy wad", but this video may help you! lol

    Link removed b/c Palooka beat me to it!

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    Unless I have a second person to help me, mine are not neat at all. To solve that part of my problem I get DH, DD or DS to help. They take one side, I take the other. We match up the elastic edges and fold. We then take my elastic edge and match it to theirs', keeping the straight (non-elastic edges) together, neat and straight. We continue to fold until all elastic edges are on the inside.

    To make them all have a uniform look, once everything is folded, I place the fitted, flat and extra pillow cases inside a pillow case.

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    Neeley, that is a great tip to place it all in a pillow case.

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    OMG I love this!!! This will help my OCD feelings about messy fitted sheets!!! THANKS!!!

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    Yep, just like it says.

    If you don't have someone to help....tuck all the elastic corners inside one another and lay it all on a bed......start folding from there. That is what I have to do. It is 'passable' when I am done and fits in the cupboard..........that is all I care about.

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    lol... wish he demonstrated with a king or queen size fitted sheet. I don't spend that much time on folding them either.

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    I Roll them up in a ball and hand them to my wife.

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    I started putting my sheets inside the pillow case for storage last year. No more missing pillow cases and everything looks neat. As for how I fold the fitted sheet, I just match the corners and do the best I can , it really doesn't matter now that they are out of sight.

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    Why the heck does anyone have *like 20* fitted sheets???

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    You should try to fold a Cal King, It's much harder than a full, but I get them to look OK.

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