The intricate art of folding clothes. Most people are not organized enough to even fold a simple fortune-teller or Chinese origami star. Yet alone we attempt to neatly fold clothes that we’ll either dangle on a plastic hanger or stuff in a dresser drawer that no one will see, but I suppose we’ll have the personal satisfaction knowing it looked nice that we tried.
I have found these 3 items to be the most challenging:
Shirts/Blouses: If you’re doing these you have to make sure that the creases aren’t made too hard and that the collar is not bent on the edges so they don’t stick up on the ends. The softer the fabric the harder it is to fully form the fold.
Bed Sheets: no matter where you begin the fold and try to evenly fold the bed sheets the corners will never match up or the sheets will look like you’re smuggling a goat and you’ll have to flatten it as best as you can.
Bras/Underwear: ok no matter if you’re helping your mom do laundry and your dad’s size 40 briefs or your mom’s frilly bra, just leave that to the person who has done the laundry just not a safe zone … ever!
As one finishes folding and picking off clothes strung together or full of more wrinkles than a Abercrombie and Fitch shirt sale it’s somewhat of a relief to know that the heinous effort is over, until you realize your child has left a load of clothes in your upstairs bathroom hamper. Now how awful is that?!