Whether you’re putting away fresh laundry or packing for a summer getaway, it’s useful to know how to properly fold a t-shirt so that when your children decide to wear one of their favorites it looks absolutely fresh, clean and wrinkle-free.
While we all have short-sleeve and long-sleeve cotton tees in numerous colours, 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 any of the damaging effects of bleach, by using a detergent like Ariel Automatic Washing Liquid. Once you’ve washed your tees hang them to dry by the hemline. One peg at each corner of the hem will avoid the shoulders becoming bunched.
How to fold: On a clean, flat surface, place the T-shirt either horizontally or at 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 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 the T-shirt up away from you. One sleeve will be left hanging down. Now put the shirt back on the surface face down, starting with the hanging sleeve, and fold the side that is farthest away from you over the loose sleeve. Voilà!