Folding Tips – Become a Folding Master!

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I have a confession to make – I have major drawer envy! What you may not know is that Chad keeps his drawers perfectly neat and tidy and I do not. I decided to do something about it once and for all. I’m taking you along for the ride to learn some awesome folding tips and tricks, so we can all become folding masters!

The Unmentionables

I know I’m not the only one who has trouble keeping all the essentials tidy. However, once you’re done it’s going to look like a drawer in Victoria’s Secret! Start by pulling everything out. Then take all bras and clipped them up and stacked them all together in a nice straight line. Next, underwear; take each one and folded it up into a neat little package, and then stacked them the same way as the bras. You can also use drawer dividers to keep things in their right place and make everything easier to see and navigate.

T-shirts and Tank Tops

Do you need to pull everything out of your drawer just to find the tee you were looking for? If that’s the case then it’s time to start folding. Once again empty¬†everything out and take inventory of what you have. If there are shirts you aren’t wearing anymore then put them aside to be donated. Now it’s time to get folding. Take each t-shirt, lay it face down and fold both sides in, then folded it up once and then up again. This third fold is really the trick to getting that beautiful drawer by allowing any prints to be easily viewed. Now you can actually see what you have! Amazing, right?!

You can now move onto tank tops. These get folded in half length-wise and then the same way you folded the t-shirts. Then file everything away just like folders in a filing cabinet. By folding it this way you free up a lot of space in the drawer. Also, you can find shirts you’ve forgotten about and created a system which actually allows you to see what you have.

Socks, Socks, Socks

My sock drawer was a disaster! I decided to try a new method for folding socks from Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Her theory is that when you ball up your socks you stretch out the elastics and make it difficult to organize. It also does not give your socks a chance to ‘rest’. So, she suggests placing both socks one on top of the other and then folding them in half and then in half again. You can follow this method by removing all your socks, sorting through them to dispose of old ones or ones that didn’t have a match. After folding them, stacked them the same way you did with the other drawers.

Well, I felt a whole lot better after organizing my drawers! I want to know, though, are you going to take on this drawer organizing endeavor? And if you are, do you have any folding tips or tricks that I should know about? Please let me know in the comments below!

Happy Folding!

Melissa Maker is an entrepreneur, cleaning expert, founder of Toronto’s most popular boutique cleaning service, and star of the Clean My Space channel on YouTube (but she still hates to clean!). Every week, Melissa delivers new videos dishing expert advice on cleaning products, tools, DIY substitutes, and practical, timesaving solutions to everyday problems. Melissa has appeared on the Today Show, and has been featured in InStyle, Real Simple, and Better Homes and Gardens.

3 COMMENTS

  1. I am an older bachelor who secretly enjoys your informative video cleaning advice. Even with my wide ranging education background, I learn from you in the cleaner living area. Great advice you share.

  2. Hi Melissa,

    About your wedding dress, I am sure you have some great photos of you wearing it and nobody can take away your memories of you wearing it. To that end, donating it so someone else can have a beautiful dress for her special day would make sense. In keeping anything for sentimental reasons we run the risk of creating sentimental clutter which can be the hardest clutter to clear. Having been there done that.

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