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How to Fold a Fitted Sheet: 8 Easy Step-by-Step Instructions

The simple secret to conquering the trickiest of bed linens starts with the corners

a wrinkled bed sheet with the caption how to fold a fitted sheet

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En español | If you find yourself balling up your fitted sheets and storing them out of sight, you're not alone. Figuring out what to do with those tricky elastic corners has been a source of endless frustration, seemingly without a solution — until now.

Follow these eight easy steps for folding a fitted sheet, and say hello to unwrinkled bedding and an organized closet. But if you still find yourself confused, watch the video to see the technique in action and learn additional linen hacks.

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Aaron Kassraie writes about issues important to military veterans and their families for AARP. He also serves as a general assignment reporter. Kassraie previously covered U.S. foreign policy as a correspondent for the Kuwait News Agency's Washington bureau and worked in news gathering for
USA Today and Al Jazeera English.

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