I have to apologise. Regular readers might be familiar with my 5 Ways To Always Be Up To Date With Your Laundry post but they’ll also remember that, although there were some great tips, the posts really was a humorous one. Since that post I have come up with one more #lifehack to save time doing laundry. And this is one that really will save you a bit of time, especially if you have kids.
I hate folding fitted sheets. I hate it with a passion. I’m happy to do that half-arsed effort where the sheets end up looking like a blob.
But then you get those smarmy people like Martha Stewart. Remember when she showed the world how to fold a fitted sheet properly? Actually, I’m fairly sure that Oprah had a guest on decades before teaching everyone how to do this, but I chose Martha because I have a really cool joke after the video.
Nope. No. Not going to happen. See the way that ordinary person off the street struggled with it. That’s the reality. Martha Stewart is basically peddling lies here. Send that woman back to prison I say. (Okay, the joke wasn’t that good. I’ll cop that).
So what’s a person to do if they hate folding fitted sheets, but on the other hand, they don’t want to place a blob of sheets in the linen cupboard? The answer my friends is quite simple, and I did this very thing just the other day.
I simply stripped the beds first thing in the morning, put the sheets, pillow cases and quilt covers in the wash (it took two loads to do the lot) and then hung the lot out to dry.
At the end of the day once they were all dry, I simply put the same fitted sheets back on the beds. Simples. Easy-peasy. No worries about folding them up.
Pillow cases, plain sheets and quilt covers are a completely different story. They are easy to fold up, and it’s also good to change these for a different look. And a change is as good as a holiday, right? But if you feel so inclined, you can just put them straight back on the bed too. There’s no rules here. It’s your laundry, your beds, your rules.
So that’s my tip. It’s not that difficult, and I would place money on the fact that I’m not the first person to come up with this idea. And yet, I still hear people moan and groan about how folding fitted sheets is amongst the worse tasks there is around the house.
If you found this useful, don’t forget to share it with your friends. They’ll love you for doing so.
And so will I…
And with that time you’ve saved, why not check out this extremely humorous collection of laundry related memes.