How to Fold & Store Pantyhose

by M.H. Dyer ; Updated September 28, 2017

Care for pantyhose and they'll last longer.

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A messy, disorganized hosiery drawer makes getting dressed more difficult, as you have to paw through tangled piles of pantyhose. Folding pantyhose and storing them neatly makes more sense. It creates more room in your drawer, makes the pantyhose easy to find, and helps protect the stockings from runs and snags.

Roll Them Up

Lay the pantyhose flat on a table or bed.

Fold the pantyhose in two lengthwise, with one leg neatly on top of the other. Smooth the pantyhose with your hands to remove bumps, wrinkles or folds.

Hold the toes of the stocking together and roll the pantyhose, working from the toes to the waistband.

Store the rolled pantyhose neatly in a drawer. If you have several pairs, place the rolls in rows or sections

Group the pantyhose by color or style, and place each group in a separate, clear plastic bag.

In the Package

Save the package every time you purchase a pair of pantyhose. Don't tear the package but, instead, cut the top carefully with scissors.

Fold the pantyhose neatly over the cardboard every time you wash or wear the pantyhose.

Return the cardboard and pantyhose to the package.

Write pertinent details on the package, using a marker. For example, list the date you purchased the pantyhose. Note whether the pantyhose have a small run or snag so you'll remember to save that pair for emergencies only.

Store the package neatly in a drawer. To store several pairs, stack the packages in neat piles. You can also arrange pantyhose by color or style, and use large rubber bands or clear plastic bags to keep groups of packages together.


  • Discard wornout pantyhose, as well as pantyhose with snags or runs. Hanging on to old pantyhose only adds clutter to your drawer.

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About the Author

M.H. Dyer began her writing career as a staff writer at a community newspaper and is now a full-time commercial writer. She writes about a variety of topics, with a focus on sustainable, pesticide- and herbicide-free gardening. She is an Oregon State University Master Gardener and Master Naturalist and holds a Master of Fine Arts in creative nonfiction writing.