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How to Fold a Fitted Sheet - Professional Tips from IEHA


According to Debra Archbald, CEH, of the International Executive Housekeepers Association (IEHA), here are a few simple steps to folding a fitted sheet:


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  • With the sheet entirely inside-out place your left hand into any corner and your right hand into the next closest corner.
  • Bring your hands together, flip the corner on your right hand over the corner on your left hand. Your right hand will be free and your left hand will be holding two corners.
  • Transfer both corners to your right hand. Run your left hand down the length of the sheet and next gather the two remaining corners together with the left hand.
  • With two corners on each hand bring your hands together and flip the corners from your right hand onto your left hand.
  • Grasp the right edge and shake out the sheets allowing elasticized edges to fall towards you. Lay on a flat surface.
  • Fold in thirds lengthwise and then in half. Smooth sheets to your satisfaction.

Watch the IEHA Video (Coming Soon).


For another method of folding fitted sheets, watch the YouTube Video.

About Debra Archbald

Debra is Assistant Executive Housekeeper at The Peabody Orlando, Orlando FL, and Director at Large for IEHA.

How to Fold a Fitted Sheet - Professional Tips from IEHA:  Created on December 22nd, 2009.  Last Modified on January 21st, 2014


About IEHA


The International Executive Housekeepers Association (IEHA) is a 3,200-plus member organization for housekeeping management. Executive housekeepers are managers that direct housekeeping programs in commercial, industrial or institutional facilities, including upscale hotels, hospitals, schools, and other public places. The non-profit was founded in 1930 in New York City, and is now located in Westerville, Ohio, a suburb of the state’s capitol.