I've asked him to show me how and he patiently tried to teach me, but that was years ago and I think I just didn't want to learn back then. I guess I figured I was going to put it on the bed anyway and besides I had plenty of space to store sheets back then. Fast forward three kids later- there's so little room for sheets I've had to store my daughter's sheets in their own room!
In my pursuit for simplicity I've researched the art of tackling the linen closet with the help of many organization gurus like Martha -I -hate- her- Face -Stewart and all those other people who make it look so easy, that is if you have the space and the money to buy nifty organizing paraphernalia. Well I don't really have either right now. Remember, I live in a house that was built in 1860 and they didn't need closets back then. I guess they had wardrobes, I don't know. So you want to see where I keep my sheets?
and you know where I keep that basket? In the hallway, by the Attic door!
I know, I know that floor is so dirty! I'll get to it someday. I also have the Girls sheets in their bedroom closet on a shelf. Please don't look a the lack of moulding around the closet door. We'll get to that someday soon too.
Anyway, the point of this long-winded post is to tell you as I was browsing my favorite Blogs with a cup of tea and a smile on my face, I found this wonderful tutorial on Living with Lindsay demonstrating the proper way to fold a fitted sheet- just like Papa Izzo would! I think that being able to fold a sheet properly would save a lot of space in my linen basket, so I'm going to try it today and see how it goes.