The picture on the left is what the fitted bed sheet look like after I fold them. The picture on the right is what the whole bed sheet set looks like after my newest idea. Go take a look at your linen closet (or where ever you store your extra bed sheets). Are your piles falling over or standing tall because they are leaning up against the wall? (This post is really calling out the one closet no one allows their guests to look into. Ha!) My problem is that I cannot for the life of me figure out how to fold a fitted bed sheet and then, the pile never sits neat in the closet, which always results in a missing pillow case. For those of you unskilled bed sheet folders, here is your solution...
1. Fold your bed sheets and pillow cases as you always do. Oh! But save one pillow case.
2. Place your not-so-pretty folded bed sheets in the pillow case you have set aside.
3. Fold the end of the "storage" pillow case over and place in your linen closet. Voila!
I tend to think about the history of mundane things. If that sounds boring, I would just skip these next couple of paragraphs and check out the video. However, I must say that this information could benefit you greatly in a moment of awkward silence. Ha!
In 1959, Bertha Berman patented the first-ever fitted sheets. BUT the corners kept popping off - sounds annoying!
In 1990, Gisele Jubinville patented the fitted sheets that we have today, with deep elastic corner pockets. And guess how much
that patent went for....$1 MILLION!!!
Everyday, I cease to be amazed about the many gifts God has blessed His people with. It is unreal that the fitted sheet has only been around for half a century. I must say, I have a new appreciation for the fitted bed sheet. For hundreds of years, it never existed! I can only imagine how annoying it must have been to wake up on the bare mattress - eek! I would much rather have an issue folding a fitted bed sheet, than fussing with it in the middle of the night while I am trying to sleep. Agree?
If you STILL want to learn how to fold a fitted sheet (I do.), check out this video.
Let me know how it goes!