How To Fold Fitted Sheets Without Losing Your Mind

02/10/2015 03:21 pm ET | Updated Feb 10, 2015

Folding fitted sheets is not that complicated, yet it's an often-Googled problem. The issue seems to be with the elastic, which gives an unfolded, unused sheet a weird blob-like shape that can be difficult to handle.

The key, according to lifestyle expert Clinton Kelly, is to find the corners (each is defined by a seam). From there, it's a matter of tucking the corners into each other to create a compact rectangle. Once you have the action down, it's an easy process to master. Check it out in the video above, or follow the GIFs below:

Step 1: Flatten the sheet into a rectangle. Tuck the corners of one short side into the other, creating a smaller rectangle.
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Here's a closer look at the corner-to-corner action.
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Step 2: Repeat.
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Step 3: Flatten the sheet and fold in the elastic edges to create a neat rectangle.
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Then, fold into a manageable size that'll fit on your closet shelf.
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If this tutorial didn't work out for you, check out this other video that details the ins and outs of folding fitted sheets.

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