In her new anti-Martha, shortcut manifesto, Quinn advises women that folding fitted sheets can only result “in a migraine” and sheets looking like “a huge turban.” “Stop stressing about it. Just wad it up the best you can, and shove it in the closet. Most of the wrinkles stretch out when you put the sheet on the bed, anyway.”I am just going to say that I find this to be appalling advice. Once you know how to fold a fitted sheet, it takes all of about a minute and a half--and if you know how to do it properly, it looks nothing like "a huge turban." I've heard that years ago Martha Stewart folded a fitted sheets on Oprah and received a standing ovation from the audience. Why is this particular domestic task considered so difficult? I always fold my fitted sheets. What about you?
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
I happened across an article about Lisa Quinn, a former lifestyle correspondent for ABC, who has written a book titled Life’s Too Short to Fold Fitted Sheets: Your Ultimate Guide to Domestic Liberation. The article explains that the book's title comes from a time when a producer asked Quinn to teach viewers how to fold fitted sheets, and Quinn tells the producer she had never folded a fitted sheet in her whole life. The article continues: