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The Best Ways to Fold, Roll, or Hang Shirts, Shorts, Pants, and Clothes to Save Storage Space

2 minute read, by Closet America, on May 6, 2022

Have you ever been to a clothing store and seen everything perfectly folded and hung up and thought, “I wish I could do that in my closet”? Fortunately, these stores don’t have any closely guarded methods or industry secrets that allow them to be so neat and orderly. That means you can learn how to hang clothes and fold clothes in ways that make your closet just as aesthetically pleasing while also saving on storage space.

Since you can’t really create more closet space out of thin air and buying more dressers to put your clothes in will get expensive and take up a lot of space, we think everyone should know how to fold shirts to save space. Use this blog as a guide on how to fold clothes and hang clothes in space-saving fashion!

The Best Way to Hang Clothes

Closet rods are prime real estate, so you want to ensure that you use them as effectively as possible. So, when you hang clothes, what garments should you prioritize? The answer is: dresses, skirts, coats, suits, and business attire. You’ve likely put a lot of time and effort into ensuring these garments are wrinkle-free by ironing them, and hanging them up prevents all your hard work from going to waste. Next, when you hang clothes, you should also consider what kind of hanger you’re using for the specific item. Hangers come in all shapes and sizes, and different ones work best for different garments. For example, clothing that can easily become stretched out or lose its shape should be hung using wooden hangers that are either curved or padded.

But how do you save storage space when you hang clothes? Consider having double-decker closet rods because they’ll double the space you have for hanging clothing.

The Best Way to Fold Clothes

Knowing how to fold shirts to save space is an essential life skill everyone should have. When it comes time to fold clothes before you put them in a dresser drawer, you have two options – use a folding board or freestyle it. Most people aren’t born with incredible folding skills, so you’ll likely want to start out with a folding board that will help you learn the best way to fold clothes. However, if you want to try your luck and go freestyle, we recommend that you check out Japanese folding techniques. In your research, be sure to familiarize yourself with the different ways different garments should be folded. For example, you’ll use different methods to fold a graphic tee and a dress shirt to keep each wrinkle-free and save space.

In addition to shirts, there are a variety of different methods for folding pants, socks, underwear, and every other garment you can imagine. While it may be a time-consuming process finding and learning these techniques, it’ll be well worth it in the long run considering all the storage space you’ll save.

The Best Way to Roll Clothes

If you really want to go the extra mile and free up as much space as possible, consider rolling your clothes. This is a technique commonly used when traveling to maximize the space in one’s suitcase, but it’ll work in your closet and dresser too.

Just like there are a variety of ways to hang and fold clothes, there are many ways you can store them. At Closet America, we know them all! That means we can make all your closet and organizational dreams come true, so contact us today.

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Fairfax Station, VA

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