Woman’s Viral Hack to Folding Fitted Sheets in One Minute Sparks Internet Debate

By Tiffany Meier

A woman shared a life-hack for folding fitted sheets in just one minute on Facebook, and it quickly went viral.

In the clip, Kris, who is a sales assistant at luxury homewares store in Australia,  explains how to fold fitted sheets in six “easy” steps, instead of the common practice of rolling sheets into a ball and throwing it into the closet.

The following is the six-step to folding fitted sheets, the woman, who was only identified as “Kris,” explained in the video.

  • Step one: Place your hands under the inside of the corner on either side and lay it down on a flat surface.
  • Step Two: Place your fingers on the outside corners and push them inside out.
  • Step Three: Place your fingers on the inside of the sheet, corner to corner.
  • Step Four: Gather the ends of your elastic, corner to corner, pick it up through the middle, and give it a good shake.
  • Step Five: Place your right hand into the corner of the sheets and your left hand, just tuck over the corner. Lay on a flat surface in a rectangle shape.
  • Step Six: Take your corners, fold over into the middle, over again, then fold into a nice square and there you have it.

“Now you know how to fold a fitted sheet there are no excuses,” Kris said, adding a bright smile for the camera.

“I’ll have to practice this, thankyou,” one person wrote in the comment section of the Facebook post.

Another wrote, “Ooh this is not how Martha Stewart taught me. This is actually easier, thank you.”

While some people thanked her for the hack, others weren’t convinced it was as “easy” as she claimed in the video.

“Just tried it…. went back to the traditional method!.. Screwed it into a ball and threw it in the linen cupboard,” one person wrote on the social media site.

“That’s a lot of steps. I always get stuck on step 3 which In our house is leave it in the basket step,” another person chimed in.

“I will promptly forget this by the time I get to my fitted sheet,” another wrote.

Others thought it was some sort of magic trick.

“Wizardry & witchery at it’s best,” one person commented.

Several others wrote on the social media site that they’ve been folding sheets this way for years.

“I’m 72 & always folded my fitted sheets like this. Even at my nursing home,” another person wrote on Facebook.

Whether or not the hack made sense, Carolyn Forte, director of the Cleaning Lab at the Good Housekeeping, has some cleaning tips.

“The longest you should wait before changing out your sheets is two weeks,” she said, according to Good Housekeeping. “Weekly is even better,” as germs, sweat, etc., can accumulate each night.