A Trick I Learned In Folding Stretched Shirts or Night Gowns

@CatsandDogs (13964)
United States
August 9, 2008 6:14pm CST
I know it sounds silly but some of us care about how our clothes look when we put them on and find them to have creases everywhere especially our shirts. Let me tell you how I do it so that it won't have creases everywhere. Turn the shirt upside down and fold it that way. The reason is because the bottom seems to be bigger than the top is especially if it's stretched a wee bit. Some how it comes together much more smoothly and evenly and won't get creases all down the back and sides. Really easy and oh so simple. I tried explaining it to my mom one year to only get the brush off so I won't do it again however, I thought I'd pass it on to you. Now I have shirts, shorts, pants and gowns in my drawers as well as in my closet. The ones in my drawers I wear mostly at home but still, one never knows when you'll have a visitor and want to look your best even in your at home clothes.
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@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
9 Aug 08
I have been folding my shirts that way for a long time now.And yes it does help with the creasas. I also told my granddaughter if she folds her shirts to start from the bottom and now she does it that way to.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
9 Aug 08
Cool! Thanks for coming on here and responding because you've backed me up on this which shows that I'm for real in this! I just wish my mom would've listened to me instead of showing off in front of my nephew but that's ok. Some people can be so ignorant and I'm sorry but she's one of them sometimes.
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@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
9 Aug 08
That sounds very easy, I am going to try that, I have always had trouble in folding my clothes properly, it all sounds so logical, thank you for the tip, its a good one....
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
9 Aug 08
And thank YOU for making me feel like I contributed something important!! I wish my mother had made me feel that way when I told her years ago instead of showing off in front of my nephew and saying "My clothes are lucky to get folded at all" which is an outright lie because she's very picky about how her house is run. She wanted to show off and she did but at my expense. Such is life as they say but I wanted you to know I really appreciate your comment!! Thanks!!
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@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
9 Aug 08
No I appreciate the tip, I am not good at things like that so I take that sort of thing on board...
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• Canada
9 Aug 08
That's a great idea. My hand and I ae boh a couple of slobs, and I don't think either of us have folded anything in years, btt if we ever want to start folding things again we'll take your wodefl advice!
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
9 Aug 08
A couple of slobs? LOL I doubt that! lol And even if you guys are slobs, as long as you're happy then who cares!! But yes try it, you'll see how so much easier it is that trying to do it from the top. Most of my tops and all of my hubbys are stretched and I had to find some way to fold them so they wouldn't look like I slept in them. lol
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@dmcollie (217)
• United States
9 Aug 08
Thank you! anything to help with the creases in my clothes. I dont like wrinkles but I also dont like the Iron because I have no room to Iron.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
10 Aug 08
Oh you're so welcome!! Glad to be of help!! I hate wrinkles too and hate the iron but some clothes have to be ironed no matter what we do for them. Especially ones that are 100% cotton... arg!! lol But t-shirts or other kinds can be easily folded when turned upside down and fold them in half and then grab the shoulder area just before the sleeve and right the shirt and finish folding and they'll come out nice and pretty when you go to wear it. Good luck!
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• United States
9 Aug 08
This sounds like a great trick! One of the ones I used to prevent wrinkles and creases, especially when traveling and packing my suitcase, is to roll your clothes. If it's a shirt you fold it vertically and then instead of folding it horizontally you roll it the rest of the way up. This is also a great way to get more items into your suitcase and when you get to your destination and pull them out they are wrinkle free! I also use this trick in my drawers at home and my clothes are hardly ever wrinkled. I will have to give your upside down fold a try and see how that works. Happy folding and mylotting!
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
9 Aug 08
Oh yeah! I forgot about that one! My husband was in the army and had to go to the field quite often, which is like camping but they were training, and he had to fold his clothes a certain way which is rolling like you're saying and he'd be able to get more in his bags when doing it that way and his clothes hardly had any wrinkles in them. It's amazing to see. Thanks for that and yeah... Happy folding and mylotting to you too! lol
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@kenzie45230 (3560)
• United States
9 Aug 08
Good for you. Thanks. I learned to fold t-shirts like they do at Disney (I guess that has become the industry standard in folding t-shirts). Two different jobs - one at a gift store with a t-shirt screen printing business and one a botanical garden gift store - used the Disney t-shirt folding. With that, you have to position a piece of cardboard on the shirt, then ease the cardboard out of the shirt to use again and again.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
9 Aug 08
I wouldn't want to have to use a cardboard every time I had a shirt to fold but that's just my opinion. As long as it works for you then who am I to tell you any different. But in a business, you would have to fold them a certain way so they could see the design that's on it so yeah I do understand that but at home, it's my way. lol
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@royal52gens (5380)
• United States
11 Aug 08
That is a pretty neat trick. I usually hang the majority of my clothes in the closet. When I am traveling, I roll my clothes. It keeps the wrinkles out and it takes up less space so I can pack more.
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@shana123 (2096)
• India
10 Aug 08
I guess you have taught something usseful and important tip thanks for sharing in this discussion
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
11 Aug 08
I hope so for that is my intentions, to make life a wee bit easier for some of us folks. lol Have you tried it yet and did it work for you?