7 Folding Hacks That Save Major Closet and Drawer Space

  • 01 of 08

    Save Major Closet and Drawer Space

    Woman folding shirts in drawer
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    If you hastily fold your clean laundry before putting it all away, you're not only wasting space and creating serious disorder in your closets and drawers, but you're also wrinkling all of your clothing.

    The following folding hacks will save you significant storage space while keeping your things neatly organized.

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  • 02 of 08

    How to Fold a T Shirt

    Mail Online

    Scientists have revealed the most efficient method for folding T-shirts, and, ta-da! We share it here. The technique pinpointed by robotics engineers at the University of California Berkeley was a part of a research project that programmed robots how to folding clothing for maximum space saving. Think this sounds interesting? You can learn more here.

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  • 03 of 08

    How to Fold a Fitted Sheet

    When it comes to putting a fitted sheet on a bed or folding it, many of us are stumped. But this simple illustration by fine linen manufacturer, Matuck, shows how surprisingly simple it is to fold pesky bottom sheets in no more than five easy steps. 

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  • 04 of 08

    How to Fold a Dress Shirt

    Carrieparry.com

    While you may be tempted to hang your dress shirts, folding them so they can be stored neatly in drawers not only saves precious closet space, but it also prevents wrinkling. The latter is a big plus if you dread breaking out the ironing board.

    The trick is; you have to button all the buttons, from top to bottom, before folding. Doing so will ensure a neat and tidy fold that stays wrinkle-free.

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  • 05 of 08

    How to Fold a Towel

    Folding both large and small towels in thirds is a real win-win. Towels folded using this method take up less surface space and are also much easier to stack. FYI, it's how most five-star hotels fold towels.

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  • 06 of 08

    How to Fold Short Socks

    Via Kellygartnerstyle.com

    Any KonMari fan will tell you not to tuck one sock into the other after the pair is rolled into a ball — unless you like stretched out socks. Instead, long socks should be folded into thirds, or rolled into a ball, as shown by Marie Kondo herself here. 

    But what about short socks? They are not long enough to fold or roll. Above shows how to fold socks like these without resorting to the old sock-tucking trick.

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  • 07 of 08

    How to Fold a Sweater

    Via Flamingopink.com.au

    Bulky, heavy sweaters like the one shown here, should never be hung on a hanger. To prevent sweaters like these from getting droopy and stretched out of shape, neatly fold as shown. Afterward, store on a closet shelf or in a dresser drawer.

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  • 08 of 08

    How to Fold Underwear

    Imperfecthomemaking.com

    While you may be thinking, who the heck folds underwear, consider this. Keeping your skivvies neatly organized like you see in the photo above, will make it easier to find the pair you want to wear without messy up the underwear drawer. Even better, it saves precious drawer space.