Whether it’s a summery, cotton tee or thick winter knitwear, folding your clothes correctly can extend the lifespan and save a lot of space in your wardrobe and storage spaces. It will also help to extend the life of your clothes as correct folding will preserve the fibres and decrease creases.
If you’re looking to declutter and get sorted, below we’ve compiled a selection of handy tips to help control the chaos;
1. Grasp a side of your t-shirt and fold it to the centre
2. Move the arm back away from the middle of the top
3. If it happens to be a long-sleeve tee, fold in half again towards the lower hem. (it should look like an upside-down ‘L’).
4. Now follow the same method on the opposite side of the shirt.
5. Fold the collar of the shirt all the way back to the bottom hem, so that the garment looks like a rectangle.
6. Carefully fold the shirt in half again, so that you can store it upright in a drawer or storage container.
Many modern homes and apartments lack storage facility. If you find yourself battling with this problem, it’s important to think about how to make the most of your space.
Below are some creative ideas for how you can keep your clothes organised.
Get a Trunk
A trunk is a great, decorative way to store clothes that are not currently in use. During summer, keep all your fleeces, woolly jumpers and scarves in there. In winter, swap them out for shorts, vests and swimming costumes.
Put up Shelves
If you’re lacking in space and storage, it might be time to get handy with the drill. Adding shelves is a great way to keep clothes neat and organised, and it won’t break the bank either.
Under the Bed
The holy grail of unused space – under the bed! A great place to keep the items that you don’t use on a regular basis. Invest in some plastic, waterproof boxes to protect and organise your belongings.