How to Fold a Fitted Sheet in Two Different Ways

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  2. Option 1: The J Method (Compact and Space-Efficient)
  3. Option 2: The U Method (Quick and Easy)
  4. Conclusion

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Option 1: The J Method (Compact and Space-Efficient)

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Option 2: The U Method (Quick and Easy)

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Conclusion

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