How to Properly Fold a T-Shirt | Organizing Made Fun: How to Properly Fold a T-Shirt

Friday, May 13, 2016

How to Properly Fold a T-Shirt

Years ago I showed you a method of folding shirts and it seems that everyone is now figuring out a similar method! I do this method with my kids, mine, and my husband's shirts. It makes things completely tidy, organized, and fits twice as many in your drawer! Wow! How is it done?

How to Properly Fold a T-Shirt ::

Well, it's pretty simple. Let me show you how it works. 

First of all, if you have a drawer full of t-shirts and they are a mess, you need to pull ALL of them out of the drawer.

Second, go through and discard any old, worn out, and stained t-shirts. Let's be honest, unless you use them for painting in, you need to get rid of them. 

Now that you've got your shirts paired down, let's start folding! I realize that the Konmari method is popular {and it's nice, but I showed you mine YEARS before this became popular}. I also realize she has you talk to your clothes and I'm not really into that. Seriously, I'm not kidding - she tells you to talk to them. You might even like using a shirt flip folder, that's fine. I don't use them. Mine don't have to be perfect, just tidy. 

Steps to properly folding a T-shirt ::

1. Take your shirt and lay it flat on your surface. 
2. Fold the arms in on each side.
3. Fold in half
4. Flip over
5. Fold in half again
6. Flip over

How to Properly Fold a T-Shirt, filed neatly in a drawer ::

It's pretty simple! You just file them in your drawer, like above. They can stand up pretty well. You can file in rainbow colors or by sleeve length or whatever helps you!

How to Properly Fold a T-Shirt, filed neatly in a drawer ::

It looks neat, but it saves a ton of space. Plus, when your kids go through their drawers {our your husband's}, they can see exactly the shirt they want and grab it without messing everything up! That's a BIG bonus to me! How do you fold your T-shirts? 

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  1. I am happy to hear that there is at least one other person in the world who thinks the kon mari method has some naive suggestions. Like talking to your clothes, as you say. And taking things out of your purse at night, even if you're using the same purse the next day, so the purse can rest.

  2. I don't fold exactly like you do but I stand them up like you do and it is awesome!! I also do it with sweaters but it's more of a roll than a fold. This is my favorite tip ever!

    My folding is like this: lay it down, fold in half the long way (sleeves together), fold the sleeves down, fold down from the top, fold down again. Actually I don't lay it flat, I just shake it from the shoulders and commence to fold.


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