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What Is the Fastest Way to Fold Your Laundry?


People fall into three categories after washing and drying their clothes – some fold, others hang, and the rest shove them into a bag or a closet.

Folding laundry has many benefits, the first of which is that it prevents wrinkling. Folded clothes are easier to find and take less space in your wardrobe . As expected, shoving your outfits haphazardly causes wrinkling. You’ll also spend more time looking for what to wear.

Marie Kondo is a professional organiser who encourages people to approach folding clothes like origami, creating neat, standalone bundles, like folders in a cabinet. Her style, the KonMari method, is popular because it works – upon finishing, it’ll be easier to find clothes.

If your tiny hinged wardrobe is a mess, you don’t have to upgrade to a larger closet – use the following KonMari folding techniques.

How to fold T-shirts

If your t-shirt has a graphic, you’ll want the front to be on the upper side to make it easy to identify. Folding it half lengthwise is a no, as it will create a crease along its centre.

Here are the steps to folding a t-shirt.

  1. Hold one side of the tee and fold it towards the centre.
  2. Fold the shirt’s sleeve in the opposite direction from the centre of the t-shirt. If it’s a long-sleeved tee, fold the sleeve towards the centre again to form an inverted L (κž€).
  3. Repeat steps 1 & 2 on the other side.
  4. Fold the collar such that the chest area conceals it. The folded tee should now look like a rectangle.
  5. Fold the rectangle in half, then store the garment in your closet.

How to Fold Buttoned Shirts

Although Marie recommends hanging dress shirts, you can use the steps below when packing a suitcase. Be careful to avoid crushing the collar.

  1. After buttoning up, fold one sleeve towards the middle.
  2. Flip both sleeves halfway back and fold again.
  3. Repeat steps 1 & 2 on the other side.
  4. Bring the edges together to form a rectangle.

How to Fold Long Pants

Here are some useful space-saving tips on folding your jeans and other pants.

  1. Fold the pants in half, such that one leg is on top of the other and the back pockets face outwards.
  2. Fold half lengthwise again, bringing the hem close to the waist. Then, fold the pants in thirds.You only have to perform the first step with shorts unless their length goes beyond your knees.

How to Fold Socks

Storing your socks perpendicularly defeats common sense. However, the outcome might surprise you. Here’s how to fold socks:

  1. Arrange socks perpendicularly, such that they form a cross.
  2. Bring one toe upwards, tucking it under the sock running across.
  3. Fold the top of the sock whose toe you tucked under the other sock.
  4. Repeat steps 2 & 3 on the other sock.
  5. Tuck the two ends in the centre to form a square.

How to Fold Sweaters

Sweaters take up large spaces in drawers and shelves. However, you can’t hang them because hangers stretch out the shoulders.

  1. Fold both arms across the sweater and parallel to the hem.
  2. Fold both sides partway in (don’t fold beyond the collar on either side).
  3. Fold half lengthwise.

Final Words

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