Yes, this is a serious question…

So! How d’you fold those sheets that come with ready-made elasticated corners? I bought some recently, and I thought ironing them was the apogee of sheet-related hell until I tried to fold the blasted things. They’ve been sitting in what can only be described as a ball on the kitchen table for two days now, while I try to work out how to unscramble them.

Any ideas, peeps?

14 Responses to Yes, this is a serious question…

  1. Gayle says:

    Ironing sheets? What a curious notion!

    Given that mine don’t get ironed (I work on the bases that (a) stretching them over the bed gets most of the creases out; and (b) after a night sleeping on them they’re creased anyway), there’s not much point in me being picky about how they’re bundled into the drawer.

    (so, not a helpful response at all really)

  2. peewiglet says:

    Hmmm… maybe that’s the way forward, then! I like that idea 🙂 Ta! ♥

  3. Mark Alvarez says:

    I only use no-iron sheets. Of course, I consider ALL sheets to be no-iron, sort of honorary underwear.

    As to folding fitted sheets, I always start by folding them in half lengthwise and tucking each resulting top elastic corner into its mate, which results in two flap-like sections, which I fold toward each other. Then I fold it again lengthwise, then two or three times widthwise. Actually, once you get the corners folded into each other, you’ll figure it out…it’s a lot like folding a tent, but with no rain.


  4. Louise says:

    I’ve been trying to train the hubby for years not to iron sheets, what’s the point?! As to the folding, I’ve just finished training our four children to do that, works for me. They’re pretty good at folding the tent now too. Maybe it would work with a piglet and a cat? Maybe not.

    • peewiglet says:

      I’m feeling much better now that a bunch of people have told me there’s no point! TBH I’ve never seen the point of ironing sheets, but I thought everybody else did *g*

  5. Phil W says:

    The answer – with great difficulty. You just have to accept that the corners will get crumpled.

  6. JJ says:

    You have time to iron bed-sheets?


  7. alan.sloman says:

    Of course all sheets should be steam-ironed, all knickers should have leg creases, and all socks ‘magicked’.

    Standards, Wiggly. Standards!

    I did like Mark’s “it’s a lot like folding a tent, but with no rain.”

    Whenever I fold a tent it’s always sopping wet, whether it’s raining or not.

  8. alan.sloman says:

    “What are magicked socks?”

    They are the socks that appear in your sock drawer all in a little bundle all tucked up with the exact matching sister sock (I wonder why that is not ‘brother’ sock?) so that when you turn up for work you are not wearing one blue sock and one black sock. Also, if you have a zillion black socks, say, each sock ends up with a sock of a similar vintage so that one foot is not cosseted more than the other. (For that would be terrible ‘ard on the less fortunate foot)

    I am surprised you asked this, Wiggly. I felt sure that you would understand immediately. I am sure Lord Elpus would, though he would not admit to it, obviously…

    • peewiglet says:

      Ahaa… it hadn’t occurred to me not to match them up *g*

      The odd ones live in a different drawer, waiting for another odd one of identical appearance to turn up.

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