How to Fold Clothes Without Wrinkles

by Megan Richardson

It's important to fold your clothes correctly so they don't wrinkle.

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Whether you are packing or putting clothes away in a drawer, it's important to fold them correctly. There are two important factors when it comes to folding clothes correctly: Wrinkle prevention and space conservation. You want your clothes to take up as little space as possible, so more can fit inside a suitcase or drawers. It's also important, however, that the clothes stay wrinkle-free.

Folding Long-sleeved Shirts

Step 1

Lay the shirt face-down on top of a flat surface.

Step 2

Fold the left sleeve of the shirt across the back of the shirt so the left cuff meets the right shoulder's seam.

Step 3

Fold the right sleeve of the shirt across the back of the shirt so the right cuff meets the left shoulder's seam.

Step 4

Fold the left side of the shirt so the left edge comes to the center of the middle of the back. Fold the right side of the shirt to meet the left side in the center.

Step 5

Fold the bottom of the shirt up so that the bottom seam folds over the two folded sleeves.

Step 6

Fold the bottom up again, so it folds the shirt in half again. Turn the shirt over so the collar sits on top.

Folding Short-sleeved Shirts

Step 1

Lay the shirt face up.

Step 2

Fold the shirt in half length-wise so that the left sleeve sits on top of the right sleeve.

Step 3

Fold both sleeves back, so that they lie on top of the shirt.

Step 4

Fold the bottom half of the shirt up, so that the bottom seam sits on top of the collar. Fold your shirt in half again if it's very long.

Folding Pants

Step 1

Fold the pants in half so that the inner seams are on top of each other and the outer seams are on top of each other.

Step 2

Lay the pants down on a flat surface.

Step 3

Fold the bottom half of the pants up so that the cuffs come up to the zipper area.

Step 4

Fold the bottom half of the pants up again, and then fold the top part of the pants back so that it forms a neat square.

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About the Author

Megan Richardson began her career as a freelance writer and editor in 2009. She has experience in public relations and event planning, and she worked as a writer's assistant to a published author for more than a year. Her work has also appeared in "The Daily Sentinel." Richardson holds a Bachelor of Arts in communication and journalism from Stephen F. Austin State University