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14 years 2 weeks ago #23252 by Ghilly
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Whoever invented the fitted sheet, never considered the poor fools who have to fold the bloody things!

A Poor Fool.

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14 years 2 weeks ago #331860 by Hasbeen
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Don't fold roll, they even look good that way.
Ditto towels.

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14 years 2 weeks ago #331861 by sod
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:rolleyes::D :D So very true:D :D :rolleyes::D :D

Having time is a measure of enthusiasm:rolleyes:

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14 years 2 weeks ago #331864 by grannie Mary
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here you are---- have fun practicing

There's a foolproof technique for folding a fitted sheet (these instructions are for
a right-handed person; just reverse them if you’re left-handed).
1. Hold the sheet by the two adjacent corners of one of the shorter edges. With
the sheet inside out, place one hand in each of these two corners.
2. Bring your right hand to your left, and fold the corner in your right hand over
the one in your left, enveloping it. Next, reach down and pick up the corner that
is hanging in front; bring it up, and fold it over the two corners in your left
hand; the corner that’s showing will be inside out.
3. Bring the last corner up, and fold it over the others; with its right side
showing, it should envelop the other three corners.
4. Lay the folded sheet on a flat surface, and straighten it into the shape shown.
5. Fold the two edges in so all the elastic is hidden.
6. Fold the sheet into a rectangle.
7. Continue folding until the rectangle is the size you want it to be.

Mary

"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its trouble,
It empties today of its strength."

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14 years 2 weeks ago #331865 by Ghilly
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Hasbeen;318792 wrote: Don't fold roll, they even look good that way.
Ditto towels.

Oh I do I do,... I get two corner seams together, then sort of try and get the other two seams together, then give in and fold up the bits that are sticking out as well, then sort of roll it up and squash it flat..... what bothers me is that they were folded when they came out of the packet new...... It's the rubics cube of sheets!

Yakut

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14 years 2 weeks ago #331866 by Ronney
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Yakut;318791 wrote: Whoever invented the fitted sheet, never considered the poor fools who have to fold the bloody things!

A Poor Fool.


Isla and I talk about many things, mostly farming, but sometimes we have conversations about the mundane and one I remember was on the folding of fitted sheets - or rather, the inability to be able to do so. I like my linen to sit flat and neat in the not-so-large linen cupboard and fitted sheets just refuse to do so. So I fold them the best I can and they are a hickeldy-pickeldy mess. Rolling them isn't an option, I'd run out of space very quickly.

I sympathise with you[;)]

Cheers,
Ronnie

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14 years 2 weeks ago #331868 by Simkin
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We've only got one so when it's time to wash it, it is only washed on a day when it is likely to dry. It goes straight onto the bed in the evening - no need to ever fold it :D Same with all the beds in the house.

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14 years 2 weeks ago #331871 by Ronney
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Gosh Simkin, if you lived up here you could go months without ever changing the sheets[}:)]:D

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14 years 2 weeks ago #331873 by Isla
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Simkin;318800 wrote: We've only got one so when it's time to wash it, it is only washed on a day when it is likely to dry. It goes straight onto the bed in the evening - no need to ever fold it :D Same with all the beds in the house.

That post gives me the most terrible deja vu! We've had this discussion before, haven't we? Even with Ronnie's reply!

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14 years 2 weeks ago #331882 by Simkin
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Oh well, conditions are different down here. We can go months without a day where we can't dry sheets :D In winter we usually have the fire going in the evening so can get the last bit of dampness out by draping them over a couple of chairs.

The recent spell of wet weather we had - 7 days of rain in a row - is the most I remember. The previous maximum was 5 days.

Envious? Move to Canterbury - I love the climate here :) :)

When we lived in Auckland we had a carport with a washing line under it for wet days. I only ever used cotton nappies and always was able to dry them outside :D

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14 years 2 weeks ago #331893 by Stikkibeek
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Simkin;318814 wrote: In winter we usually have the fire going in the evening so can get the last bit of dampness out by draping them over a couple of chairs.

Do they look any better draped over the furniture than they do rolled and stuffed in a too small cupboard?[}:)]

When we lived in Auckland we had a carport with a washing line under it for wet days. I only ever used cotton nappies and always was able to dry them outside :D

Wouldn't they be too small for the average bed?[}:)]

Did you know, that what you thought I said, was not what I meant :S

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14 years 2 weeks ago #331903 by FencerMan
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I find with a bit of enthusiasm you can stuff them into a small cupboard, saving yourself the time of folding...You just need a door which has a latch so it stays closed...And occasionally a second person to help you push the door shut...works for me anyway :P

Do something.

Either lead, follow, or get out of the way.

'Ted Turner'

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14 years 2 weeks ago #331936 by The Kats Place
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wash em and put em straight back on the bed (you have to 'air' the bed right?) then when that one wears out start on a new one. Never have to fold one again, actually I fold and Iron them - it was just a suggestion

kats
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14 years 2 weeks ago #331939 by max2
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gather the top two adjacent seams (those sown for the corners at the top end of the seam) in each hand, therefore you have a bed end at each hand.

Whilst doing so the excess floppy bits should/could have been wobbled into the ''inside'' of the foldings or at least alongside the outsider side of fabric.

If not, lay down what you have in each hand (ie 2 corners per hand) and insert back into the main now square layout you should have on your floor/flat surface before you.

You should then have a flatish square of fabric in front of you.

Fold how you wish.... in time you will develop the fitted sheet wobble to do this between your two hands in how you pick up the seams. I find it easier to do this with the sheet inside out so you pick up at the sewn corner for all four corners.

Those with male hormones will take longer as you try to fob off the job to those passing by....

but it can be successfully done.... :D :D :D

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14 years 2 weeks ago #331942 by spoook
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I know your dilema. I used to work in offices of a linen company, our windows overlooked the workshop floor. It always took two ladies to fold the fitted sheets, on a table too. There is an art to it.
They did show me, I did have a go....... but..... I still fold then roll the sheets into the linen cupboard. With the door shut, who knows how you have folded them [}:)]

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