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Marie Kondo Shares Her Simple Trick for Folding Fitted Sheets


If you want your house to be a neat, organized, uncluttered place where there is room everywhere, you really have to watch the Netflix show ‘Tidying Up with Marie Kondo’. In each episode, Kondo helps another family to tackle their junk problems once and for all. At the end of every episode, every house is super organized and the families really seem to think they can keep it that way.

Kondo really seems to have a solution for every conceivable storage problem. She knows the best way to store wallets. She knows the best way to store sentimental items. She knows the best way to store clothes.

One of the things that Kondo is known for is her unique folding technique that results in clothes that are neatly folded into small squares. Instead of stacking clothes in drawers as we have done forever, Kondo also recommends placing these clothing squares at their ends, which in fact results in drawers where your clothes are stored rather than stacked. It not only looks cool, it is much easier to see what you have and to find the specific item of clothing that you want to wear.

An item that many people find difficult to learn to fold correctly is the fitted sheet. First, it is huge, and with the elastic around the edges, it seems impossible to smooth and fold it.

Yes, Kondo also knows how to fold a fitted sheet. She’s not a very tall person, so if she can do it, almost anyone can do it.


The Kondo technique consists of sitting on the floor with the fitted sheet in front of her. We assume that you could also do this while sitting on the bed, but you need a large flat area where you can work with the sheet.

She plucks out the skin in front of her with the elastic ends facing up. She doesn’t seem too worried if the sheet is perfectly smooth or not. She simply folds the sheet in three as smoothly as possible.

Depending on where you want to store your sheets, Kondo has several recommendations for completing the folding process. The way she folded a sheet to keep it in a drawer is different from the way she folds it for storage in a linen cupboard.

Watch the video below to see how easy it is to fold a fitted sheet the KonMari way. There are three options, so you will definitely find the right one for your home.

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