How to Fold Laundry

You might be wondering how to fold laundry.

Is it really that difficult?

Not at all! We are here to share some insights and make your laundry life easier.

Some people tend to leave their recently washed clothes on the floor, on the table or bed, or wrapped over the chair. That is not where your clothes belong.

Knowing how to fold laundry properly will help you keep it wrinkle-free and your area clean!

How to Fold Pants with a Crease

Close all zippers and buttons. Hold pants vertically by the waist.

Grab the front of the waist (near the zipper or top button) and pinch together the first two inches of waistband on either side.

Flatten the pants so that the crease falls on the front vertical fold and the inside and outside seams line up at the cuff.

Starting at the cuff or bottom of the leg, fold the legs in half or thirds depending on how you plan to store the pants.

How to Fold Pants without a Crease

Close all zippers and buttons. Hold the pants vertically by the waist.

Fold along the center seams of the pants' body, bringing the legs together with the pockets on the outside.

Starting at the cuff or bottom of the leg, fold the legs in half or thirds depending on how you plan to store the pants.

How to Fold Pants

How to Fold Collared Shirt

Close all buttons, snaps or zipper. Flatten the freshly dried or ironed shirt neatly on your folding surface with the front of the shirt facing down.

Using the edge of the collar as a guide, fold one sleeve and about a third of the shirt toward the back of the shirt. Lay the sleeve flat so it lies vertically along the side of the shirt.

Repeat with the other sleeve and side of the shirt.

Fold the body of the shirt up toward the collar-either in half or thirds.

Flip the shirt so that the front faces up.

How to Fold a T-Shirt

Flatten and smooth the shirt on folding surface with the front of the shirt facing down.

Using the shoulder seam as a guide, fold one sleeve and about a third of the shirt toward the back of the shirt. Lay the sleeve flat so it lies vertically along the side of the shirt.

Repeat with the other sleeve and side of the shirt.

Fold the body of the shirt up toward the neckline in half or thirds.Flip the shirt so that the front faces up.

How to Fold Underwear

Smooth flat on folding surface then fold the garment vertically in half or thirds.

Fold once horizontally, halfway down the garment.

How to Fold Socks

Lay one sock out flat on the folding surface and top with matching sock.

Fold in half and set aside.

Rolling the tops of the socks over each other to hold them together is great for kids. However, it will also weaken the elastic at the tops of the socks.

How to Fold Towels and Wash Cloths

Lay towel flat on folding surface and fold into thirds lengthwise.

Fold bath and hand towel in half, then in half again. Fold wash clothes in half only once.

If hanging towels from a towel bar, do not fold second time. Just slip over bar to hang neatly.

How to Fold Fitted and Flat Bedsheets

With the fitted sheet inside out, place one hand in each of two adjacent corners.

Bring your right hand to your left, and fold the corner on your right hand over the one in your left, so the corner on top is right side out.

Next, reach down and pick up the corner that is adjacent to the one that was in your right hand (it will be hanging in front), and fold it over the other two corners; this third corner will be inside out.

Bring the last corner up, and fold it over the others so it is right-side out. Lay the sheet on a flat surface with the curved edges toward the center of the fabric to form a square shape. Fold the two outer edges in, so all the elastic is hidden.

Fold the strip of fabric into a rectangle. Continue folding until the rectangle is the size you want.

Fold flat sheet to matching rectangular size.

Conclusion

There you have it. We hope this brought you some relief and will help you with your chores. Once you know how to fold laundry, your daily routine will be easier.

If you’re too busy with work or private life, feel free to drop off your laundry at our store, and we’ll help you with it.

John Todorovic

Experienced hospitality general manager, professional speaker, event host and an aspiring writer and author. I enjoy mentoring, coaching and developing teams and individuals who are seeking to improve their communication and leadership skills. As a restless knowledge seeker, I love acquiring new knowledge on daily basis through various types of research techniques.

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