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How to Fold Anything 

Create order in your closets and drawers with this guide to folding and achieving the perfect crease. 

Easy How-Tos

How to Fold a Dress Shirt
Folding your dress shirts instead of hanging them won’t just free up precious inches of closet space, it’ll help cut down on wrinkles (and dreaded ironing time). Follow the simple steps in this video for a neat, flat fold.

How To: Fold a T-Shirt

How To: Fold a T-Shirt

When it’s time to do some T-shirt folding, use the simple trick in this video. You can fold a T-shirt in 15 seconds flat for a guaranteed wrinkle-free fit.
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Cleaning Laundry-Room Accessories Checklist

Your ancestors scrubbed their clothes on washboards. Give the conveniences that make your life a whole lot easier a little love.
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How to Fold a Round Tablecloth

Head off wrinkles with this method.
Photo: Christopher Coppola

How To: Fan-Fold a Cloth Napkin

Elegantly fanned cloth napkins aren’t just for fine restaurants and wedding receptions. Using the fast, simple napkin folding technique demonstrated in this video, you can add the same stylish touch to your own dinner party.
Photo: Time Inc. Studios
How To: Fold a T-Shirt
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How to Fold a Round Tablecloth, Step 1
How To: Fan-Fold a Napkin

Tips, Tricks, and Tools

How to Folder a Sweater Step 1

How to Fold a Sweater
To reduce wrinkles and minimize bulk, follow these simple steps. 

How To: Fold a Fitted Sheet

1 Way to Effortlessly Fold a Fitted Sheet
Yes, folding a fitted sheet may seem like one of life’s great mysteries, but the quick method in this video will have you creating a neat and hassle-free fold in no time.

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Linen Closet Organizing Checklist

The 12 steps to take to straighten out your linen closet―and keep it that way.

  • Assess your closet. Look in the closet to check out the current setup. Note that sheets and towels are easier to organize—and less likely to topple—if they’re placed in short stacks on multiple shelves rather than piled up on just a couple.
  • Rejigger the height of your shelves. If they aren’t fixed in place, consider changing the height of shelves according to these guidelines: Ten inches between shelves is good for sheets and table linens, 12 to 16 inches for towels, and 18 inches or more (measured from the ceiling) for the top shelf, for blankets and other seasonal items.
  • Streamline your space. If your shelves are fixed at inconvenient levels and you don’t want to take on the cost of reworking them, make the most of the space by devising your own system of baskets, shelf dividers, and plastic-covered wire bins that attach to the underside of existing shelves.

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