I decided that this blog has been woefully lacking when it comes to providing helpful household hints, so here is something that I found pretty useful.
Fitted sheets are nice in that they stay in place on the bed. But anyone who has tried folding them prior to storage knows that you end up with just a bulky mess that takes up a lot of space in the closet. So I was pleased to come across (via Mark Frauenfelder) these two videos that show how to fold fitted sheets (with and without elastic along the edges) so that they end up flat, something that really appeals to someone like me who likes to keep things neat.
Here she does it for a fitted sheet without elastic.
Here is how to do it with elastic.
I tried it out myself. I had to do it several times while watching the video before I finally got it right and it is a lot neater. However, I would not go quite as far as the person in the video who said that folding a fitted sheet is one of the biggest challenges that you are likely to face in your life. She must lead a rather sheltered life.
This is the great thing about the internet. In the bad old days, such helpful bits of knowledge would have stayed within just a small group. Now closets all over the world can become neater.