Folding Tips: Fitted Sheet, Dresses & Skirts, Hang Fold, Towel Swan! (Clean My Space)

Folding Tips: Fitted Sheet, Dresses & Skirts, Hang Fold, Towel Swan! (Clean My Space)

Every time we put a folding video out,
we ask for comment. Well, I mean we do that in all of our videos but in the
folding videos, we ask you what else you want to know how to fold. So this is the
fourth installment of our folding series and we are covering how to fold a fitted
sheet, a skirt, a maxi dress, how to hang fold a sweater, and how to create animals
out of towels, and it is being highly debated what this animal actually is. The
point is, I’m going to show you the technique, the animal, and the creativity,
that’s all up to you. Stick around. We get asked all the time about how to fold
fitted sheets and I know everybody wants their fitted sheet to look like this. It
looks hard but trust me, it’s not that hard once you figure out how to get it
done. A quick pointer, my sheets are silk so they look super wrinkled. Most people’s
sheets aren’t going to look like this. Either way, this is a straightforward
technique and it will take your sheets from looking freaky to looking fabulous.
The first thing you’re going to do is find one corner on each side of your fitted
sheet and you’re going to stick one hand through one point and one hand through the
other point. Then, this is the easy part, you’re going to clap your hands together
and you’re going to marry the two corners together. So basically, you’re going to
use one hand as your pole I suppose and you’re going to wrap the other corner
around the top of that pole. Now you should have one end of your rectangle
perfectly square. You’re going to get to the other side where you’ll see the two
opposite corners and you’re going to do the same thing. Find one corner and then
you’re going to wrap the other corner on top of that. Now if you look at the sheet
lying down you’re going to see it looks like a rectangle and that means you’ve
done everything properly and from here it is smooth sailing. All you’re going to do
is a tri-fold, so you’re going to fold your sheet in thirds, you’re going to fold
it in thirds again, and you’ll see your fitted sheet is now perfectly folded. Next
up, how to fold a maxi dress. The thing is with maxi dresses they tend to be A-line
and in fact, this tip will work not only for maxi dresses but shorter dresses or
even A-line skirts and here is what it looks like at the end, and here is how
we’re going to do it. I would recommend hanging your maxi dresses when possible
but if you don’t have closet space or if you’re traveling, this is the way that you
want to do it. So lay your maxi dress out flat on a surface and the whole concept
behind folding is we want to have straight lines. And I’ve said this many times in
our folding videos before, once you got the straight lines down folding it is a
breeze. So we’re going to create a straight edge on one half of the dress so
you can see it’s sort of goes on a bias once I folded it and we’re going to repeat
that on the other side. Now everything looks straight, kind of like a long,
skinny rectangle. I’m going to flip the top of the dress down and this part is
really easy. We’re just going to fold a bunch of times until it looks nice. And
viola, done. And on the topic of fancy, frilly female outfits we have the skirt.
Skirts are pretty simple because they’re mostly square already so there’s not much
to do. My recommendation is to just do a couple of tri-folds and you have yourself
a nice, little skirt package. A lot of us hang our sweater like this but every now
and then you’ll pull your sweater off the hanger only to see those permanent hanger
impressions in the shoulder area. There is a way to avoid it. It is called the hang
fold not to be confused with a hang nail, and it’s quite simple to do. Start off by
laying your sweater flat and then folding it in half. Once that’s done, take the
hook of your hanger, place it into the armpit area of your sweater, pull the body
portion of your sweater across the hanger and then take the arm portion of your
sweater and fold it across the other part of the hanger. This is what the hang fold
looks like when it’s all complete. I think it’s a great technique to use for your
more delicate sweaters. The reason I was saying not to do it for all of your
sweaters is because it can get a little bit bulky. For your finer materials it’s
okay but for anything that’s a little bit thicker, you’re just going to want to hang
it as you normally would. All right, on to the towel animals. So full disclosure
here, this is my first time trying it. I was on a cruise ship. The guy who took
care of our room created this elaborate zoo of towel animals so I thought it would
be kind of fun to give it a try. But, like I said, this is my first time, read some
instructions, we’re going to try together. What you’re going to do is take the tip of
one end of the towel and fold it into a triangle and then you’re going to repeat
on the other side leaving a few inches down there at the bottom. Now we’re going
to roll each corner in to create the body of the animal. The real secret here is
that I rolled inward, not straight. Now you’re going to fold the towel up a little
bit to create a body. You can see what’s going on here. And then you’re going to
form with your hands the swan head and beak. So this will require a little bit of
patience and manipulation. Again, this is my first time so I’d appreciate no
judgments unless you want to tell me I’m doing a great job, in which case I’m open
to it. I got to be honest with you, not looking like a swan, more looking like
someone leaning over a toilet and puking. Either way, I never said I was a pro at
this, this was my first time. I would love to see if you give one of these towel
animal, person, sculpture things a try and what your success rate is like. So tag me
on Instagram, I’m @melissamaker, the camera guy who’s great idea this was by
the way, he’s @thechadreynolds, we are @cleanmyspace. And I would encourage you
to let us know in the comments down below if you have any other folding questions
that we can help you out with in perhaps a future folding video. There’s a button
down there that lets me know you care, so click it if you liked this video and click
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Thanks so much for watching and we’ll see you next time. Now it’s that special time
of the week where we get to direct your attention to a few other videos I think
you’re going to love. The first one is folding tips number one, not surprisingly.
The second one is folding tips number two and I know this one is not going to blow
your mind. Folding tips number three, right over there on the very end. Check
those out they are super helpful, full of great folding tips. You can also visit our
website which is We have all kinds of great cleaning information on
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100 Replies to “Folding Tips: Fitted Sheet, Dresses & Skirts, Hang Fold, Towel Swan! (Clean My Space)”

  1. Nice video as always but why repeat things that you already did.ย  Such as the folding a fitted sheet.ย  By the way, I never would have thought to make animals out of towels.ย  I wouldn't want to but a cute idea.

  2. When I fold my fitted sheets I match up all four corners before folding. I might try your method next time and see which is easier.

  3. I'd love to see a video on how to properly clean silk sheets including the best way to keep white silk sheets looking white and bright please.

  4. I find it easier to get help from someone to fold the sheets to your bed. I get where you're coming from. To do that if no one is around to help. That's just me.

  5. "Not to be confused with a hang nail " lol ๐Ÿ˜‚. Seriously though the sweater tip is genius. I always have hanger nipples on my sweater shoulders.

  6. Hi Melissa, I have a question for you. How to clean bottles or vases with very narrow openings? Some have deposits at the bottom and a cleaning toothbrush or even more elaborate tools don't get the job done correctly (it's really difficult to scrub).

  7. It is true that I watch one of your cleaning videos before I start cleaning. You encourage me always. Thanks for all the videos you share โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

  8. Love your videos! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I was thinking of your channel just this morning. I would like to see how to fold aย pijama in order to make them fill inside a small 'makeup' bagย to take with me into those weird saturday night where you end up sleepng at your friends house

  9. Thanks for so many amazing videos!!! We can tell you put tons of time and prep into these. Keep creating, Melissa and Chad!!!

  10. I used to make Swans at a restaurant that I worked at. We put the left over food in the swan and presented it to our guests. Of course they were made of tin foil and lot easier to manage. I fold a lot of my items the same way that you do but I have never seen the one with sweater on the hanger. That is one that I need to try. Thanks for your videos. I really enjoy them.

  11. +Clean My Space how about how to fold your hoodies? It is getting cold here and I find that hoodies look very messy in my closet
    Thank you for another great video ๐Ÿ˜€

  12. stockings or pantyhose, coats or drench coats, clothes made of leather or some other dense material that doesn't take well to multiple folds. Circle skirts, leotards, playsuits, body suits, flared armed tops flared legged pants. Layered clothes.

  13. Nice video, especially the sweater bit. You seem a little off, like you're tired, and my official diagnosis is it is because there is no kitty anywhere in this video.

  14. My hubby thought I was nuts for watching your vids……. Not so much now our new house is immaculate and organised. Thanks Melissa!!!

  15. Good job Melissa ๐Ÿ™‚ it does kinda look like a guy over the toilet but that's ok good first try ๐Ÿ™‚ loved the video ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Way back in the early 70's I was at the laundrymat (new bride) and this lovely lady showed me how to fold fitted sheets. So nice of her. Same way as you do it. Now I have these crazy sheets for a thicker king size mattress and the fitted sheet has elastic all the way around the whole thing and it is a pain to fold. Doesn't look so nice when I'm done but no one but me is looking in my linen closet. LOL As always Melissa I enjoyed your tips. Hugs to you xoxox

  17. What is the best way to hang different items including what kind of hangers? I have used the old metal skirt hangers with the big bulgy clips that rip my skirts to shreds.

  18. l love to watch again n again all your videos. how often do you clean your house please tell me .I have cleaned all my house by watching your video

  19. When I fold my fitted sheets I do mine a little different, I do the corners the same but I tuck the second corners into the first. So that that are tucked into each other and then do everything else the same, trifold. The end result is very neat.

  20. Thank you for the folding fitted sheet demonstration. Love your videos! Great, great tips! Thank you for sharing.

  21. Watching this a second time; when I fold the fitted sheet, I fold it INSIDE OUT. Then when I'm making the bed, when it's opened it's RIGHT SIDE OUT (print side visible) .. Likewise, when I fold the top sheet, I fold it RIGHT SIDE OUT. When the bed is made, the print side will be next to you. Referring to your bed making video.

  22. I'm a guy but your YouTube channel is great. Actually once you have the whole sheet set folded poke it all into one of the pillow cases then it all stays together.

  23. I am cracking up! I am listening to this using headphones and laughing really loud, my family is giving me awesome looks, nice first try ๐Ÿ˜€

  24. I tuck all the corners of my fitted sheets together which makes it square; then fold in half then triple fold. It makes the sheet even smaller. I do the same for the top sheet then I can tuck them into one of the matching pillow cases. It keeps everything together and looks nicer in the linen closet. Also stops the sheets from being unraveled when your pulling others out.

  25. What can I do with all of my husbands ties! It needs to be quick and easy or he won't do it. I am tired of finding them all over the floor and all over the house!

  26. most items seem pretty straight forward to me but I have no idea how to store my tutu skirts, petticoats and dresses with petticoats build in ๐Ÿ™ (no hanging space, only drawers)

  27. I'm in Oklahoma so I have no hose or long stockings but I have an entire drawer of swimsuits (one and two pieces) and cover shorts.

  28. Hi Melissa. Thank you for this video. I mainly have a problem with folding fitted sheets in I get high before I start to fold. Yes, I live in a state where recreational herb is legal.

  29. Hey Melissa, hello from Dallas, Texas! Wishing peace and blessings upon you and Chad, and hope your channel continues to be blessed with prosperity and success as it helps numerous people all over! Amen! I love your videos and slowly but surely helping get our lives together as a new married couple living with inlaws and being constantly cramped for space and my mother in law who does charity work and uses our house as a constant drop off center for the community and also being a major hoarder, collector, and all out slob…and i say that with all the love in the whole world (she says it too). Your videos are defintely constantly shared to drop hints lol ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I am a young muslim Hijabi, which means I happily wear the religious headcovering and have TONNNNSSSS of scarves made of various materials, colors, patterns etc. and their accessories like special safety lins, straight pins, broches, bonnet caps that i wear underneath, fancy laces to layer and dress up, etc.

    I have more drawer options and space than hanging space and initially was planning on do the shirt stacking tip you mentioned but with pieces of rectangle cardboard and rubberband to "file" my hijabs or large headscarves, utilize space, and minimize wrinkling.

    Basically I'm asking for realistic tips on storing numerous scarves in drawers (I'm talkin like 60+) rather than using those scarve hanger things and wanted to know your opinion about the cardboard idea and if its realistic for putting away again.
    or if you had any better ideas or suggestions.

    Looking forward to hearing from you and eagerly awaiting your expert opinion,
    Much Love, Nikita โ™ก

  30. Hi Melissa. I love your folding videos, though my husband hates the shopping trip that ensues after I realize I have so much empty space to fill. Some of my fitted sheets have elastic all the way around and I can't fold them to save my life. Any suggestions?

  31. I have never seen q person fold SO MANY different articles of clothing… I hang EVERY THING pretty much cause I am so worried about wrinkles???

  32. You have Definetly Inspired me. Housework had started to get over whelming but I watch which job I'm going to do and Walar. Thanks Melisa

  33. I have that dress in the thumbnail but itโ€™s a different color but I had no idea how to fold it. Lol

  34. Also and folding it in a package type thing will keep them together.folding the flat sheet and putting your fitted sheet and pillow cases in the matching flat sheet

  35. I'm a great folder however I did learn a better fitted sheet folding technique, thanks!!! New subscriber here btw, love your channel!

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