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By Real Simple
Updated December 10, 2004
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The trick to folding maps is to first fold them accordion-style with the cover on top; then fold horizontally. A blanket at the foot of your bed can be unfolded in one easy motion if you create a compressed S: Face the bottom edge of the blanket toward the foot of the bed and the top edge toward your pillows. When you're in bed, just pull to cover yourself. And head off wrinkles when you're packing a suitcase by folding tissue paper into clothing, the same way dry cleaners and stores do.

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