People are just finding out the right way to fold fitted sheets

Folding fitted sheets doesn't have to be a pain. Here's the trick to do it quickly, and easily.

People are just finding out the right way to fold fitted sheets
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People are just finding out the right way to fold fitted sheets

There seems to be no end to the amount of things related to everyday household objects we had no idea about. There is where social media creators have been shining the light on surprising uses and features of appliances such as washing machine or the hidden compartment in their toaster, as well as genius hacks we can do to to make our lives easier. For example, people went crazy after finding out how to peel garlic in seconds or even the best way to use stock cubes while cooking.

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Now, people on the Internet have been blown away by this easy hack to fold fitted sheets. Here's how to do it quickly and efficiently.

The easy trick to fold fitted sheets

Instagram account @that40yearguy shared a hack they found, to fold fitted sheets, and filmed themselves trying it out. They captioned their reel,

No more wadded up sheets!

The video shows that the easiest way to fold fitted sheets is by laying it down flat first. Take the two bottom corners and turn them inside out. Bring the two inside-out bottom corners up, and tuck them neatly under the two top corners.

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All the elasticated parts of the sheets will now lie fat and snug, all folded neatly. Your sheets can now be comfortably folded into thirds, without any bulky lumps to contend with.

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Reactions to the video

There were commenters who already knew about the hack. One person validated its efficiency saying,

Doing this for a few years now and it's a huge relief and I hang them by the neck (the middle of the folded part) on a coat hanger, when I airdry the sheets

Others commented about how they needed this video. One viewer writes,

I needed this im 31 and juuuust learned this lmao. I was wadding them up too

Another thanked the Instagrammer,

Thank you needed this

However many in the comment section also joked how they might continue to wad their sheets up in a ball and toss them under the bed.

Did you know how to properly fold up fitted sheets? If you didn't, will you be trying out this trick or continue storing your sheets the old way?

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