Learn How To Fold A Fitted Sheet In Less Than 2 Minutes

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Every time a fitted sheet comes out of the dryer, an intense internal debate begins: Do you try to piece this ridiculously shaped linen into a tight, flat rectangle? Or do you just go ahead and wad it up into a ball to avoid the frustration?

Most of us usually end up somewhere in the middle with a sort of rumpled rectangle, and then we do our best to tuck and hide any unruly corners that have refused to conform.

Fortunately, Jill Cooper of Living on a Dime has a foolproof method for folding fitted sheets that only takes two minutes to complete.

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And, if you’ve been tucking those wayward corners in at the end, you are on the right track!

A key piece of Cooper’s strategy is making sure that the corners are tucked in. Cooper suggests fitting one corner into the other right at the very beginning, which makes the rest of the folding process go so much more smoothly.

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Once you’ve got those corners tucked in, it makes it much easier to fold the sheet — almost as if you’re folding a regular flat sheet.

Make sure you tackle fitted sheets on a flat surface. You’ll need it for smoothing and straightening as you go.

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Watch the video below for the full tutorial — and you’ll never have to wrestle with rumpled fitted sheets again!

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If you want to take your fitted sheet-folding skills to the next level, Cooper recommends storing the folded fitted sheet, along with the top sheet and any additional pillowcases right inside of one of the pillowcases to keep the entire sheet set in one tidy little bundle. What a clever idea!

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After you’ve mastered the fine art of folding fitted sheets, you will no longer have to hide your disorderly linen closet.

You may even “accidentally” leave the door open to show off your handiwork.

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If your new-and-improved linen closet, with rows of neatly folded sheets tucked inside pillowcases, has you feeling inspired to organize the rest of your house, then you’ll want to check out our list of seven things organized people always have in their homes.

One of the things you’ll always find in an organized house is a shoe rack. Without one (or a few), shoes inevitably end up scattered by the front and back doors in unsightly piles.

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Another secret of organized homes? Drawer organizers. That’s right. If you really want your house to be neat and tidy, you can’t just stuff things in drawers. That leaves the mess out of sight — but not out of mind.

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You Can Make Sorbet In A Ziploc Bag

Ziplocs likely hold a very special place in your pantry purely because they come in handy so often. Not only are they great for keeping your food fresher for longer, but they can also be used as ice packs, funnels, tablet protectors for when you’re reading a recipe and don’t want splatters on your screen or as storage containers for everything from toys to electronics. And now we’ve discovered they can also be used to make sorbet!

That’s right, you can turn your Ziploc bag into a makeshift ice cream maker by using salt or rock salt and ice—just as you did in that elementary school science experiment. Once you fill a large Ziploc with the ice and salt, you’ll fill a smaller plastic baggy with a juice of your choice.

Place the bag containing the juice inside the bag with the ice and rock salt, seal and shake. In just a few minutes, you should have a nice, slushy sorbet.

Watch the video below for complete instructions:

As you can see, the almighty Ziplock has many uses, but creating sorbet has got to be the best one, especially now that the August heat is in full swing!

In the next recipe, you’ll see how you can use puree to create your sorbet instead of juice if you’re looking for a thicker texture—because apparently the possibilities for at-home sorbet are practically endless. Just make sure you’ve got your trusty Ziplocs at the ready.

And if less fruit and more cream is your thing, you can also use this same technique to make your very own ice cream from scratch, no churn necessary.

Perhaps the greatest part of all is that you could eat your sorbet or ice cream right out of the bag if you needed to (fewer dirty dishes is always a good thing!). How fun would it be to make mini-batches of sorbet with your kids at the beach, and then eat it right our of the bags with your toes in the sand!?

Are you realizing a newfound love for Ziplocs right about now? That’s totally understandable!