These TikTok Hacks For Folding Sheets Are Total Time-Savers

Ah, the linen closet. For some people, it's opening the door to a crisply organized bedsheets that are stacked perfectly with sharp folded edges, neatly folded towels, and stacked duvets. But for others, it's a whirlwind of chaos with leaning towers of pillow covers and mismatched sheets that need to be replaced. If your closet resembles the latter, then this article is for you. Let's get real: Fitted sheets are really the worst when it comes to folding and storing them. We feel your pain, so we have gathered up some of the best TikTok hacks for folding sheets that will be total time-savers.

One of the main reasons why linen closets are left in a constant state of disarray is because people don't have the time to meticulously fold their bedding after they wash their bedspreads. Instead, they haphazardly toss them into the closet and go onto their next task. But if you have a few sheet folding hacks under your belt, then you will be able to fold your bedding both quickly and expertly. Being organized and having that crisp, impressive linen closet is all really just having a good system and method. Read ahead, and you will finally learn how to fold a fitted sheet so it has sharp edges, fold a comforter so it's compact, and fold entire bedding sets together so they're oh-so organized.

Fold your fitted sheets by manipulating the corners

Folding fitted sheets is hard but not impossible, so tamp down on that urge to ball your bedding into a heap. In an effort to help those who are struggling with messy linen closets, TikTok folding pro Lennia McCarter demonstrates to followers how to properly fold a fitted sheet. 

In this TikTok, McCarter lays a fitted sheet out on the floor and begins to fold it by inverting the two bottom corners of the sheet. The TikToker then takes those two inverted corners and tucks them inside the adjacent top corners of the sheet. This helps create a more square shape. In order to make the square shape crisper, McCarter then folds the bottom of the sheet up to the halfway point and repeats the same motion on the sides. Once McCarter has a rectangular shape, the rectangle is then folded into three halves. The result is a perfectly folded fitted sheet. 

If you love to be organized and tidy, this is pretty exciting information. Not to mention, when these items are put away in a super organized fashion, you will have much more room for storing other things!

Fold your fitted sheets without the corners

While TikToker Lennia McCarter's fitted sheet hack is genius, some people still struggle with following it because the inverted corners confuse them. To remedy this, McCarter posted another video that teaches followers how to fold a fitted sheet without having to manipulate the corners. Instead, McCarter folds the rounded sides inwards, creating a square. She continues to fold the sides inward until she manipulates the shape into a rectangle, which leads her to the finishing touch. McCarter then folds the sheet into four quarters, creating a perfect square. 

If you fold all of your fitted sheets this way, you can neatly stack them on a shelf and bring order back into your closet. By posting a second sheet folding video, McCarter shows that there is no "right" way to fold a sheet, and that you can experiment until you find the way you're most comfortable with. Not every method is right for every individual. The perfect method is the one that works for you easily and efficiently.

Store your sheets in a packaged bundle

If you hate rooting around inside your linen closet in an effort to find a matching bedding set, then make the process easier by storing those sets inside compact bundles. TikTok user Michelle has a great tutorial on how to do that, and begins this video with a bed set already neatly folded and ready to be put away. But rather than placing it on a shelf, Michelle recommends putting the set inside a pillowcase. "Now that your sheets are all nice and folded with your pillowcase, you take the other pillowcase and you put it inside," the TikToker explains in the clip. 

Michelle recommends pushing the folded bed set to the bottom of the pillowcase, and then rolling the case into three quarters to completely cover the set. This creates a packaged bundle, which will look tidier on a shelf than individual sheets stacked on top of each other.

Use the "hot dog" method on fitted sheets

If you still feel like folding a fitted sheet is like solving a Rubik's cube, then follow this clever tutorial posted by TikTok user Make Life Simpler. In an effort to simplify the folding process, the user demonstrates to followers how to fold a sheet horizontally, much like a hot dog.

In the video, the fitted bed sheet is folded in half, with the rounded corners tucked into each other. Once the sheet is in a rectangular shape, the TikToker then folds it into three quarters until she has a tidy square. The end result is just as neat as the other processes, but it requires less steps and less effort. If you have a big pile of laundry to get through — or just really dislike folding bed sheets — then this is a great method to use to get through the task quickly and efficiently.

Fold a bed sheet into neat quarters

Flat bed sheets are probably the easiest sheets to fold, so much so that you don't even need to lay them down on the ground. In another one of her viral TikTok videos, McCarter demonstrates just how easy it is to fold one. She begins by folding the sheet twice in half and then laying it down on the bed. She then folds it horizontally in order to make the sheet more compact, and once she has her desired width, she folds both ends so they meet in the middle. To finish off the technique, McCarter folds the sheet once more in half, creating a neat (and flat) rectangle. Folding the sheet multiple times like this ensures that it is folded as compactly as possible, which will create more storage space in your closet.

Follow these TikTok-approved sheet folding tips and you will have an organized linen closet in no time. Marie Kondo will have nothing on you!