I can’t leave my house without making my bed. (Yes, I’m a bit of a neat freak.) But changing the bedding is a whole other story. That I really dislike, especially the arduous tasks of a) putting the quilt cover on the quilt and b) folding a fitted sheet. That is, until I found two easy hacks to make these household chores so much easier.
The Burrito Method
Putting a fresh duvet/quilt cover on your quilt can be akin to wrestling with a straight jacket. No matter what, you often end up wearing it. Especially if you’re dealing with a king size bed.
But no more diving into the cover, messing up your hair, standing on the bed to try to shake the whole thing out. Here’s a super easy way to get it done:
- Turn your duvet cover inside out and lay it on the bed. The side with the opening should be at the bottom.
- Put your quilt on top of the cover.
- Start rolling your quilt and quilt cover up together, like a burrito.
- When you get to the bottom, flip one corner inside out, so that the quilt is now inside the cover.
- Do the same with the other corner. (Sounds confusing until you try it!)
- Unroll and straighten.
- That’s it!
With sheet-changing comes laundry. And with laundry comes folding the fitted sheet. Argh! After years of rolling the sheet up into a crumbled wrinkled ball and chucking it into the linen closet, I have now mastered the origami trick of folding the fitted sheet. And believe it or not, it’s actually quite easy. Try it once and you’ll see. Here’s how.
I’ve also included instructions below. Honestly, it starts to make sense when you actually do it.
1. Grab two adjacent corners, ensuring they’re inside out. Have your hands inside the sheet.
2. Make sure the bottom two corners (the ones on the floor) are turned RIGHT side out.
3. Bring hands together, like you’re clapping.
4. Fold one side over the other side.
5. Switch hands, so that the other hand is now inside the sheet.
6. Now grab the next adjacent corner and put your hand underneath it.
7. Bring hands together again.
8. Fold one side over the other again.
9. Now lay it all on a flat surface.
10. You should have a square shape, with all the elastic bits laying together. Smooth it out a bit.
11. Fold one elastic side in by ⅓.
12. Now fold the flatter side over it.
13. You should have a long rectangle. Fold it in 3rds or quarters, depending on the size you want.
14. Smooth and voila!
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