IRONING AND FOLDING

Some people have hobbies like bowling or golf. I like to iron. And fold. And then unfold and iron. And then fold again. And then you get the idea. Here are some of my favorite tips for keeping things organized and wrinkle-free.


CLOTHES


  • To cease the crease, fold clothes along their width when storing in drawers. Creases will drop out more quickly than if folded lengthwise. And do yourself a favor OK, fine, do ME a favor and be sure you fold things exactly in half. If you need to use a ruler, by all means do.


SHEETS


  • Fitted sheets I don't like fitted sheets. I don't like folding fitted sheets. I don't even like thinking about those curled up edges on fitted sheets. But here's a tip to make folding them a little bit easier: Lay the sheet flat, elastic facing up. Fold over and neatly tuck one corner (turned inside out) into the other. Fold corners down diagonally to create a straight line. Fold lengthwise and continue to fold regularly. Please e-mail me if you need assistance.

  • Be (Almost) Wrinkle-Free pull the sheets out of the dryer and fold them while they're still warm. If the sheets have cooled, throw a damp washcloth in the dryer and resume drying for 10 more minutes.

  • Sheet Storage If you have sets of sheets, store them as a set. Sandwich the folded fitted sheet and pillowcases inside the folded flat sheet.





Nancy P.
One way to pack shirts or sweaters neatly is to use a "shirt board" as a guide. Cut a stiff piece of cardboard the size you want the folded garment to be (ignoring the collar). Then use the "shirt board" as a guide for folding. READ MORE






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