laundry tips: how to fold a fitted sheet

Today I was folding sheets, when I decided enough is enough.  I’m gonna fold this stinkin’ fitted sheet perfectly.  A peek at a You-Tube video sealed the deal.  Take that you awkward, puffy sheet.

Why didn’t I figure this out years ago?

I am a little ashamed that a man taught me though.

In our family we accumilate lots of clothes, makes numerous spills, and try to save money by having re-usables such as napkins, handkerchiefs, hand towels, and diapers.  Laundry has been my arch nemesis for so long.  Over the last few weeks we as a family have introduced new methods and systems into our home and now I’m taking back my life from the dirty laundry monster.

I seriously feel that less than one month ago our house was visited by this laundry monster weekly.  I can’t wait to share more about how Prince Charming saved me from the evil villain that was lurking in the garage.

Stay tuned for more laundry help this week as I share how you too can have a life outside of washing and folding.

I want to hear from you too!  What are some tips you’d like to share? How do you save money or time in the laundry department?  Post or link in the comments.  Let’s face the beast together!

5 thoughts on “laundry tips: how to fold a fitted sheet

  1. Bethany L. Johnson says:

    When we lived in a house with no washer we went to the laundromat and it took us about 2 1/2 hours for washing and drying and folding 1 weeks worth of clothes for the whole family. When we’d get home we’d put it all away in one shot (about half an hour). At this house with both washer and dryer, I have to do laundry every day and it takes about 2 hours for washing, drying and putting away (every day). So if I got behind even just one day the time to get laundry done would multiply quickly. I vote laundromat, you can get several loads done at the same time in more than half the time (my husband helps with that too and that makes a difference in time as well). While we waited for the washer and dryer we went and did something as a family (took a walk around a store). For now, at this house I make the kids load the washer and dryer and sort their clothes and hang them up or fold them and put them away, but I still have to attend them and it takes time away from their days.

    I am looking forward to hearing your ideas though.


  2. Allison Hargrove says:

    I know you do not use the dryer much but I think this would work for the clothes on the clothes line as well. In order to make sure my clothes get folded, I fold them before I put in the next load or in your case hang up the next load. I then always have my kids put their laundry away. I calculated the time it took me to fold a full load of clothes out of the dryer and it took 8 minutes. I think it is definitely worth the 10 minutes it might take you to fold the clothes and place them in the basket rather than stare at the basket full of unfolded clothes. Hope this helps. Love your reading your ideas. Have a fabulous blessed day!!


    • vintagemamasew says:

      I love this idea. Sometimes I just get busy with the littles and “forget” and pile up the dry clothes like you said. I should be more disciplined.


  3. Nicole Latulippe says:

    I need all the laundry help I can get! Especially with cloth diaper soon to be added! I am loving Soap Nuts though!


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