How to Keep T-Shirts From Wrinkling

by Grace Riley ; Updated September 28, 2017

For many people, T-shirts are a wardrobe staple.

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T-shirts are inexpensive, durable, functional and comfortable. For many people, they're a wardrobe staple. They're also less susceptible to wrinkling than most clothing -- but that's not to say T-shirts don't wrinkle at all. You can take several precautionary measures to make sure the next time you reach for your old favorite, it's wrinkle-free and ready for wear.

Fold your T-shirts neatly if you keep them in a drawer or on a shelf. Lay a shirt face down on a counter or bed. Fold each sleeve and one to three inches of each side toward the middle of the shirt, creating a long rectangle. Fold a three- or four-inch section of the tail of the shirt up to shorten the rectangle, then fold in half. Store folded T-shirts in stacks.

Hang T-shirts on hangers if you have room in your closet.

Roll T-shirts when you travel to keep them wrinkle-free and save space in your bag. Lay the shirt face down on a flat surface. Fold the sleeves toward the middle and roll the shirt tightly from the bottom hem to the neckline. Tuck rolled T-shirts around other packed items to stabilize them.

Remove T-shirts from the dryer as soon as its cycle ends and fold or hang immediately. Warm T-shirts wrinkle if you leave them in a pile of clothing to cool down.

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Grace Riley has been a writer and photographer since 2005, with work appearing in magazines and newspapers such as the "Arkansas Democrat-Gazette." She has also worked as a school teacher and in public relations and polling analysis for political campaigns. Riley holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in American studies, political science and history, all from the University of Arkansas.