How To Fold, Store & Organize Bed Linens

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Very often, bed linens such as fitted sheets, comforters/duvets, quilt and blankets are piled on top of one another haphazardly. If this shocking mess is what you see when you open your cupboard, it’s a sign for you to learn how to fold and store bed linens the right way.

To help you navigate the article, click on the individual links below to jump straight into the various folding methods.


Folding Fitted Sheets

1. The Quick & Easy Method

Fitted sheets can be a pain to fold, especially with the springy elastics at the side. Here’s a simple video tutorial on how you can fold your fitted sheets neatly.

Tip: Before you begin folding them, it’s good to work on an elevated surface, like a wide king-sized bed or wide coffee table. It will help you reach corners easier and serve as support.

Can’t remember the steps? Refer to this infographic for a step-by-step guide on how to properly fold your fitted sheets without a single unsightly crease on them. 

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2. The Marie Kondo Way

Here, Marie Kondo teaches 3 versions for different sections of storage.

Besides the standard flat fold, which is suitable for the linen closet, she also has her signature ‘upright rectangle’ for placing in deep drawers. Another one she introduces is the ‘rolling up’, to be put in small drawers. Whichever way you pick, these styles will ensure your linen closet or drawer cabinet look neat.


Folding A Bedsheet Set

1. The Neat Little Package

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Does your bedsheet set come with a quilt cover? Keeping the quilt cover together with the fitted sheets, pillowcases, and bolster cases makes it easier for you to store and retrieve the bedsheet set. 

This is a simple way of packing all your matching linens together – simply stack up the folded fitted sheets, quilt cover, pillowcase (or pillowcases if you have more than in a set) and bolster cases together. Remember to leave out 1 pillowcase to wrap around the stack and you’re done! 

Need a clearer picture of how to execute this folding method? Check out the video below!

2. The Wrap

If you aren’t a fan of wrapping a pillowcase around the stack, this is an easier and neater-looking alternative! All you need to do is to place the stack of fitted sheets, pillowcases and bolster cases on your quilt cover. 

From there, simply fold it into thirds and you have a tidy-looking bedsheet set. Say goodbye to a messy-looking linen closet today!

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3. Bedsheets In Pillowcase

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For those of you who prefer a simple and straightforward method of folding bedsheet sets, this hack is for you. Pile your set of folded linens on top of one another before packing them into a pillowcase. Fold the excess cloth neatly and it’s done!

Not only does this saves space in your wardrobe, but it can also help you know where your matching linens are. When the day for sheet changing comes, simply pull out your pillowcase of linens.

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Folding Quilts & Blankets

1. Origami Style

Besides the normal ‘folding in thirds’ method, you can roll up your blankets, or use this ‘Origami-style’ method. While the former way is convenient, this other technique can lessen unnecessary fold lines from showing up on the quilt or blanket with the standard style.

2. The ‘Quillow’

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To make your quilt more compact, follow the guide above to transform it into a ‘quillow’ – which is the concept of having a quilt folded into the size of a pillow.


Folding Duvet/Comforter

As comforters are thick, a more beneficial way to fold them is by using the Tuck-in. This ensures the comforter remains compact and less likely to explode open. Note that you shouldn’t roll or fold it too tightly, as the padding inside will get crushed.

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Storing Bed Linens

1. Use Underbed Space

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In Singapore homes, there is only so much surrounding space you can get. Free up valuable wardrobe space by utilising the space under your bed for additional storage. Store your bed linens in an under bed storage box to keep them protected from dirt and dust.

Tip: If you have too many bed linens, try sticking to this rule of thumb – keep to only 2 bedsheet sets PER bed.

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2. Have A Linen Closet

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While keeping your bed linens, it’s good to have a designated space such as a linen closet to store them. With it, you can immediately know where to put away your washed bed linen. Having a home for everything is the key to an organization. 

Further organize your closet by placing linens in baskets or storage bags, and label them for easy identification. This is ideal for a family, as there won’t be a hassle figuring out who owns a certain set.

Tip: Keep your linen smelling fresh by adding 2 to 3 tablespoons of baking soda in a bowl and placing them in your linen closet. The baking soda will absorb moisture, eliminating any mildew-like smell. 


Try out the various folding methods and stick to the one you are most comfortable with. Especially with bigger families, it is always good to have a system for storing your bed linens to avoid any confusion.

Which folding or storage tip was your favourite? Let us know in the comments!

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