Monday, February 6, 2012

My Sheet Obsession

Okay, I admit it.  I have this problem with sheets.

I know exactly how I like them to feel--crisp and cottony.

I know exactly how I like them to smell--fresh.

I know exactly how I like them to look--smooth.

For all the times we rented places here--six years--I would tell myself I would not do this but I could never stop myself.  I would unpack my bags and then take all the sheets out of the linen closet and refold them.  I would then start on the kitchen cupboards, lining up the glasses, etc., but that is a different story about a different obsession.

These are "before" sheets.  They're not even that bad.
I absolutely could not let then be.

I bring this up -- again -- because I read this tip all the time about folding the bed sheets and then putting them in the pillow case so you can find matching sets.  Even in the slovenly mess pictured above, I think I may have been able to pull out the matching sets.

Now this was included in a series of helpful hints sent to me in an e-mail.  There were some helpful hints, but here's this one again:


Overhaul your linen cupboard, store bed linen sets
inside one of their own pillowcases and there will
be no more hunting through piles for a match.

Okay, very neat looking indeed.  It just strikes me that wrestling the folded sheets into the pillow case to make these neat little packets is a lot of unnecessary work.  (And this from the person who made the above confession about having to compulsively refold sheets.)

This is my personal linen storage.  I find it quite easy to find the matching sets without having to stuff two queen size sheets and an extra pillow case into another pillowcase  Maybe not as neat looking as the "hint" picture,
but it works for me!!!!!!!!!
 So, there!  Am I not proving beyond all reasonable doubt that I do not have problem level obsessive-compulsive behavior?  I am perfectly calm with this bit of laziness in my linen folding habits.


  1. So I am guessing from this post that you do not put sheets on the bed from different sets even in a pinch? ;-)

  2. Ha! Sometimes I do! I have only solid sheet sets, but I have extra pillow cases with floral patterns that I use. I change the pillow cases more often than the whole set. What I absolutely will not do is sleep on a bottom sheet that is put on inside out nor under a top sheet that is upside down.

  3. Please tell me you will not visit my linen closet.

  4. Well, my sheets and towels don't look that perfect, but everything is neatly folded and the matching sets are together. That's good enough. I'm a bit obsessive about many things, but sheets isn't one of them.


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