Go on...just fold the fitted sheet.

Real Estate Sales Representative with Keller Williams Realty--Boerne Hill Country

I walked by the dryer again...looked at the door...and walked away.  Eeeeesh.  I thought to myself..."Later...yes...later".  I have accomplished many things in my life and overcome dozens of obstacles...but this one thing still gives me pause.  Crum...it's just a fitted sheet...but it still needs to be folded.

So...the self talk begins.  "Just open the dryer door...get the sheet...and fold it, Silly!" A seemingly simple task...(for some)...but for me all it brings is total frustration.  Is it because it's so clumsy?  Or because there's no easy way to do it?  Or...is it because it never folds perfectly into a nice square?  My husband thinks it's the latter.  He knows how I like to have my linens stacked nicely with all the raw edges to the back and...(if I have extra time)...colors arranged in a prism fashion.

Okay...before you think I am totally O.C....this is about the only area in my life that I am retentive.  Look at the top my desk or any dresser drawer and you will know that I am far from it.  Not sure where the sheet thing came from...but nonetheless...it's a challenge I face each week. 

I had my "Aha!" moment when I finished folding the sheet that day... 

"Now that wasn't so bad, was it, Claire?" 

It really wasn't.  So...the sheet wasn't perfectly square.  And yes, it took a minute longer to fold it...and yes...I had to start over at least once.  But...in the end...the sheet got folded.  The earth didn't stop moving because of my angst...nor did anyone criticize my fold job.  What did happen was...I wasted a few minutes of my valuable time worrying and contemplating.  I know...it's just a few minutes...but over a year I will have wasted 104 minutes of my time just thinking about folding a fitted sheet.  That's time that could have been invested in more important things...like ________________.  (You fill in the blank).

If you are facing an obstacle today that always seems to eat your lunch...go on..."just fold the fitted sheet". 


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Cynthia Larsen
Cotati, CA
Independent Broker In Sonoma County, CA

I'm with you on the fitted sheet thing, I will wash them and put them right back on the bed! Great analogy, I'm off to tackle my dreaded fill in the blank right now!

Aug 31, 2010 05:36 AM #1
Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI

I love this!  Motivation indeed. I too have problems with the sheet :)  Gotta get over those humps and get it done ....

Aug 31, 2010 05:37 AM #2
Gin M.....
Elite Realty - Deltona, FL

Folded sheets never fold right.   Good post. and great subject line

Aug 31, 2010 05:41 AM #3
Claire Record
Keller Williams Realty--Boerne Hill Country - Boerne, TX

Thanks, ya'll for stopping by and affirming my fitted sheet issue.  :)  You either have to laugh at it or learn from it...  Guess I did both.  :)

Aug 31, 2010 05:42 AM #4
Lisa Orme
The Master's Key Realty LLC -Windsor, CT - HARTFORD COUNTY - Windsor, CT
Broker/Realtor, ABR, CRS,GRI, PSCS, SFR, Notary Pu

You are definitely not alone...with the fitted sheets...or the procrastinating over folding them.  And even when they're folded, they STILL never stack right!

Aug 31, 2010 05:48 AM #5
Ricki Eichler McCallum
CastNet Realty - Corpus Christi, TX
Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS

I never worry about it, just do the best I can.  My husband wont even attempt it :)

Aug 31, 2010 02:41 PM #6
Claire Record
Keller Williams Realty--Boerne Hill Country - Boerne, TX

Gosh...all of us help change the world's of so many of our clients and yet still we can't fold a fitted sheet...  Tis a pity.

Sep 01, 2010 08:49 AM #7
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

I'm with Cynthia, my solution is to wash them and put them right back on the bed!  Great post and again, I agree with Cynthia-great analogy!  Just get 'er done!  Ha ha!

Sep 04, 2010 05:29 AM #8
Claire Record
Keller Williams Realty--Boerne Hill Country - Boerne, TX

You know...I've done that in the past...but ended up wearing out my sheets faster...  So...I guess I just face the challenge of folding the darn sheets.  :)

Sep 04, 2010 05:34 AM #9
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