Whether you’re putting away fresh laundry or packing for a summer getaway, it’s useful to know how to fold a t-shirt properly so that when you decide to wear one of your favorites it looks absolutely fresh, clean and wrinkle-free.
While we all have short-sleeve and long-sleeve cotton tees in numerous colors, it’s the white t-shirt that is a wardrobe staple. As with any white item of clothing, the trick is to keep it that way without bleach’s damaging effects, using a detergent like Ariel Power Gel.
How to fold a t shirt neatly: On a clean, flat surface, place the T-shirt either horizontally or on a slight angle with the front facing up. Then, using your left hand, pinch the top of the shirt that’s farthest from you, just outside the neck. Following straight down from that point, using your right hand, pinch the middle of the shirt. Now, while still holding on to the fabric, cross your left hand over your right hand and bring the bottom hem of the shirt up to the neck, and pinch with your left hand. Uncross your hands while lifting up the T-shirt away from you. One sleeve will be hanging. Now put the shirt back on the surface face down, start with the hanging sleeve, and fold the side that is away from you over the loose sleeve. Voilà!