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How to Fold Clothes: Step-by-Step Guide

Learn how to fold different types of garments properly, using our step-by-step guides.

How to Fold Clothes

Save Space

Use the file fold, line fold, army roll, and other methods to save space in your suitcase and organize your closet. Avoid the creation of new wrinkles and creases by folding your clothes using the correct methods. Learn how to fold jeans, t-shirts, sweatpants, dress shirts and more with our easy to follow step-by-step guide. 

This is How to Fold Clothes: Step-by-Step Guide.

Hey guys, I bet you wish folding your clothes was as easy as it sounded.

How can making 3 seemingly simple folds leave my t-shirt more wrinkled than if I just tossed it in the corner of my room?!

And then don’t get me started when I have to fold a dress shirt, hoodie or a pair of jeans so they are as small as possible to pack in my carry-on.

Because there are so many clothing garments, I have created articles on how to fold clothes of all you might have in your closet.

Folding Techniques

Marie Kondo Method

The Marie Kondo method is a decluttering and organizing philosophy developed by Japanese organizing consultant and author Marie Kondo. The technique involves keeping only the items that “spark joy” in your life, discarding the rest, and implementing specific folding and storage techniques to keep the remaining things organized.

How to Fold Clothes

1. How to Fold a T-shirt

There is nothing worse than putting on a t-shirt with wrinkles from improper folding. If you can’t hang your t-shirt, then learn how to fold a t-shirt with us.

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2. How to Fold a Long-Sleeve Shirt

You would think folding a long sleeve t-shirt is just a step up from a regular sleeve tee. The longer arms add a new angle that can mess up your folding. Use our steps and learn how to fold a long-sleeve shirt.

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3. How to Fold a Hoodie

If you have room in your closet, you should hang your hoodie for storage. But if there is no room, then learning how to fold a hoodie is the next best option.

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4. How to Fold Jeans

Denim is the perfect fabric to fold. You can even fold your jeans and let them stay there for months until you unfold them to wear next. Learn how to fold jeans and make more room in your drawers.

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5. How to Fold Sweatpants

There are plenty of places where you can store your sweatpants, one on the floor in the corner of your room. You probably only wear them at home, so who cares if they are a bit wrinkled? But if you are like me and want a tidy room, then learn how to fold sweatpants.

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6. How to Fold Joggers

Joggers and sweatpants are a lot alike. However, you will most likely wear your joggers out in public 50% more often. If there is no room in your closet to hang your joggers then take this guide and learn how to fold joggers.

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7. How to Fold Shorts

Shorts come in lots of different styles. If you are holding a pair of athletic shorts, I suggest you stuff them in a drawer and move on. If you have a pair of dress shorts with a nice button-up, then you must learn how to fold shorts.

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8. How to Fold a Dress Shirt

Folding a dress shirt can be one of the most frustrating garments to fold correctly. If you can travel with your dress shirt on a hanger and carrying case, then I suggest you do that. If not, learn how to fold a dress shirt and iron it once you unpack.

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9. How to Fold a Suit Jacket

It would be best if you always hang your suit jacket when storing it to be worn next. However, if you are traveling and need to put a suit into your carry-on or luggage case, you must learn how to fold a suit jacket properly.

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How to Fold Clothes FAQ

The line fold and the basic fold are the two easiest ways to fold clothes. Both ways are quick, easy, intuitive, and can help you to save space in your closet and suitcases. 

Folding your clothes is better for organizing your closets. If you want to save space in your suitcase while traveling, then chose to roll your clothes. 

Written and reviewed by
Tall Paul
Tall Paul
Paul Marlow, standing at an impressive 6'7 (201cm) and weighing 225lb (102kg), is a mental health speaker, fashion expert, and ex-athlete who excels at helping tall men find well-fitting clothing and teaching them how to style it effectively. As a model in the fashion and film industries, Paul shares his expertise in tall men's fashion, offering valuable advice on measurements, tailoring, and alterations. In addition, he founded Never Alone, an organization that provides mental health and therapy inspiration, and started the Mental Growth Newsletter to support those facing mental health challenges, drawing from his own experiences.

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