Dealing With T Shirt Addiction

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April 19, 2016 at 7:22 pm  •  Posted in Gadgetry, Geek Storage, Other Geekery by  •  0 Comments

There’s a serious case of T-Shirt addiction in our household and it was getting out of control.  With 3-4 regular subscription boxes arriving every month, and pretty much each one containing a t-shirt, drawer space was reaching a premium (don’t even ask about the wardrobe – we have one double wardrobe between two of us for clothes that need to hang, and a built-in wardrobe in our daughters room which is full of boxes of collections!)

Messy t-shirt drawer

Messy t-shirt drawer

Taking inspiration from Dr Sheldon Cooper, I invested a whole £4 on one of these babies off ebay, a clothes folder, and it has proven to be a total game changer.   No more overstuffed drawers, that sit in a perpetual half-open state (never fully closing, yet remaining completely stubborn to opening fully.) What’s more, the t – shirts actually still look good and not that they’ve been dragged out of the bottom of the laundry.

So, how do clothes folders work?

Fold it Like Sheldon

Image from:http://10ways.com/improve-yourself/how-to-fold-a-t-shirt-in-2-seconds

As so beautifully demonstrated above, folded t-shirt nirvana can be achieved in a few simple steps (ignore my wrinkly t-shirt I used in the demo, I probably should have ironed it first!):

  1. Place T-Shirt folder on a flat surface in front of you with the small centre flap facing you:

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2. Place T-Shirt face down in the centre of the folder, and make sure the collar/neck is touching the top of the folder

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3.  Fold the bottom of the t-shirt upwards so that it is not over hanging the bottom of the folder.  For larger t-shirts, you may also need to check the arms are not overhanging the sides of the folder, if they are tuck them in a little so they are flush with the folder edges.

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4. Take hold of one side of the folder and flip it to the middle and lift the folder flap away leaving the t-shirt partially folded.

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5. Repeat step four on the other side

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6. Flip the bottom folder flap up towards the top

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7. Pull back top folder flap and flip your t-shirt over.  Voila, neatly folded and ready for storing!

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Here’s a slightly tidier t-shirt drawer but more importantly… space for more t-shirts! How do you deal with wardrobe overload? Flog it off on Ebay? Chuck a load down to the local charity shop? Just live with it? Let me know in the comments below!

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