Making Your Bed Is The Fastest Way To Dry A Fitted Sheet

Cleaning your bedding can often be one of the more challenging laundry jobs. Whether it is badly wrinkled sheets or droopy duvets, the process of rinsing, spinning, and drying can sometimes have your bedding coming out of the wash looking worse than when it went in. This great hack, however, may save you from messed up linens and kill two birds with one stone – simply make your bed before the sheet is completely dry. 

Fitted sheets, which always present some of the peskiest problems in terms of folding and storing, can often wind up the most creased and wrinkled, even if you are able to hang them to dry in your laundry room or outdoors. By putting the sheet on the bed when it's still slightly damp, it will slowly dry stretched out, and ready for use. While this hack is great for using on sheets you intend to use immediately, you can also dry and remove sheets this way before folding and storage. 

Drying a sheet on the bed

While bedding can sometimes take the longest to dry on the line or in the machine, try avoiding your dryer altogether, which can lead to wrinkles, fading, and misshapen sheets. High heat can also contribute to a breakdown in the elastic that keeps sheets snug. Instead, run the sheet through an extra spin cycle in the washer, this will remove moisture but still leave the sheet slightly wet and pliable.

Put the sheet on the bed without any other bedding. This will allow the sheet to dry in the open air while being stretched and unwrinkled. With the sheet fully spread out, moisture will not linger in the folds or creases. You can achieve faster results with a fan or open window in the room or by using quick-drying sheets. Wait until the fitted sheet is thoroughly dry and make the bed. While more humid climates may require a little more time to dry, the end result is smooth and wrinkle-free sheets without having to use an iron.