888: Folding Laundry

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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:

Go to fullsize imageShirts/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.

* How to fold a t-shirt in 2 seconds

* How to fold a shirt military style

Go to fullsize imageBed 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.

* How to Fold Bed sheets

* Fit & Fold: Folding Fitted sheets in a “snap”

Go to fullsize imageBras/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!

* How to fold a bra

Go to fullsize imageAs 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?!

934. The missing sock in the dryer

Go to fullsize imageLaundry day!  As you gather, separate, and load up clothes by color, pattern, and weight you begin the daunting task of laundry.  Pulling out your fresh detergent, dryer sheets, and fabric softener to give it the smoothest and alluring scent.

After an hour or so you then finish your few loads and begin to pull out your clothes for folding.  Go to fullsize imageAs you get down to the whites you start pairing the socks and notice that you have 2 single white socks that don’t match.  Where is the pair to the sock?  Does it go in to a missing sock zone?  Only to reappear 2 loads later…

Where or where can you be?  Now how awfully lost is that sock?!

Oh there it is !

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