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[VIDEO]: How to Fold T-Shirts

Here’s a quick video on how to fold t-shirts to make them “look/appear” as if they are folded perfectly while making it easy to see what you have and maximizing space inside the drawer. I’ve mentioned before in previous videos that I realllllly don’t like to fold. However, folding isn’t as bad when you use a magic tool to help you get the fold right! In fact, it can actually be fun and the end result is a beautiful drawer of perfectly folded t-shirts.


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Hi, everyone. It’s Alejandra. And I’m going to do a quick video today to show you guys how to fold and organize t-shirts inside of your dresser or your closet. Now, I posted a picture on my Facebook recently of how I tackled Ed’s t-shirt drawer. And I love the way it came out. There is a secret tool that I used to make all of the folds and the t-shirts are perfect or appear as if they’re perfect.

File T-Shirts for Easy Access

Now, I am not a big folder. Actually, I hate to fold. But if you use the tool that I’m going to show you, you will get a perfect fold and your drawers will look very organized. So let me grab the camera and show you guys exactly what I did.

So this is Ed’s t-shirt drawer that I recently tackled. Now, this looks like it took a lot of time to fold and to put away. This actually only took 30 minutes to do. Now, as I said before, I hate folding but with the tool I have, it just makes it go really fast. So I’m going to show you guys that tool in a minute.

Closet Organizing Tip: File T-shirts for Easy  Access. See everything in your drawer without making a mess.

Closet Organizing Tip: File T-shirts for Easy Access. See everything in your drawer without making a mess.


But I just want to show you that right when you open up the drawer, you can easily find the t-shirt you’re looking for because all of the fronts of the t-shirt are folded upwards so you just immediately see instead of like annoying stacks of t-shirts that if you want to get to the bottom t-shirt, you have to take off the whole stack and pull it out. With this, you just like pull up.

So let me put the camera down and I’m going to show you how easy it is to pull one out. It’s hard to pull one out and hold the camera at the same time. OK. So if I’m going to take a t-shirt out or take a few t-shirts out, I want to show you that the other shirts don’t really fall over and get unfolded. Like they might fall over but because the t-shirts are folded so small, they don’t really unfold.

So I’m just going to return like, “OK. I’m coming to take this yellow shirt out. So I want to wear this.” So I just take that out. Let’s see. I’m going to take this one out and put it over here. I’m going to take this one out, put it over here.

Do you guys see? I took three shirts our already and nothing is really falling over. Like maybe this one fell over a little bit but it didn’t unfold because these shirts have such a small fold. Can you guys see that? Do you see how small these folds are? And it’s like so thick that it doesn’t really unfold.

So let me go ahead and just take out one more shirt. I’m going to take this one out. And you can see that they don’t really fall over. So again, if they do fall over like let’s just say that falls over, it’s not really going to unfold.

How to Fold a T-Shirt

So this is my secret folding tool to get the perfect fold in your t-shirts. Now there’s a link at the bottom of the video in the description that’s going to take you to my list of my favorite organizing products that I’ve tried, I love, and I recommend. This product is on that list under closet products. So if you want more information, you can check out that list.

So let’s go ahead and try folding a t-shirt. I’m going to go ahead and put my t-shirt down. Now, you want to have the back of the t-shirt facing up and the front of the t-shirt facing down. And you want to make sure to flatten the t-shirt before you start folding.

Now, these t-shirts are old t-shirts when Ed and I used to travel to people’s houses helping them get organized. So we have like so many of these t-shirts. OK. So the first thing I’m going to do is I’m going to just fold in the left side just like that and then I’m going to fold in the right side just like that, and then I always like to turn over like that. And then you want to take the bottom part and fold the bottom part end.

See, it doesn’t take very long. And then when you flip it over, you have a perfectly folded t-shirt. But I like to take it a step further. As you guys know, I always like to take it one step further and then go like that and then fold it over just like that. And then there you go. You have a t-shirt that is ready to be filed inside of your drawer.

OK. I just want to do one more to show you guys how fast it is. Like I was doing it kind of slow before because I was kind of showing you guys what to do. But once you get the hang of it and you start folding really fast, you can see that this does not take long. And there you go. You have a perfect t-shirt ready to be filed once again.

OK. So that’s how I’m folding all the t-shirts in our dressers and in our closets. It’s super easy to do. Like you don’t have to be the best folder in the world to get the perfect fold if you just use the tool that I showed you then you can create that perfect fold that you saw upstairs in the dresser that I just showed you guys.

So if you have ideas or tips on folding that you want to share with us, leave a comment below or create a video response and show us. And I’m sure everyone else would love to see it as well. So I will see you guys soon. Bye.

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  • About the Author

    About the Author

    Alejandra Costello is a Home Organizing Life Coach who teaches people how to declutter their lives with easy-to-follow (and fun!) video-based training in her SimpLESSity program and free organizing video series! Alejandra started her company, Alejandra.tv, in 2008 and to date has shared her organizing expertise with millions of people in over 100 countries around the world. Named 1 of the 5 most organized people in America by HGTV, Alejandra's creative expertise has been featured in Good Morning America, Oprah, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, Woman's Day, Parents Magazine, and CBS. You can connect with her on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and .

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