This man thinks he can teach me how to fold a fitted sheet.

I have tried to learn this essential and elusive life skill before. Once a number of years ago I was using someone’s bathroom and they had an issue of Martha Stewart Living stashed next to the throne. Leafing through it—as one will in such situations—I found an annotated step-by-step diagram illustrating this process. Hooray for Martha Stewart, I thought. But when I tried it later on, I wound up with the same wrinkled wad of cloth as always. I’m hoping if I follow along closely with this video, I can crack this nut. This clip has over one and a half million views(!), probably because everyone who tries it has to watch it several times to get it right.

I’ll follow up with my results the next time I confront this horrific task.