How to Fold Clothes the Easy Way & Save Space

How to fold laundry and get organized

How to fold shirts

In her book Marie Kondo writes instructions on how to fold clothing to help create an organized drawer and save space.  She basically says to fold clothes into a small rectangle.  She writes “First, fold each lengthwise side of the garment toward the center (such as the left hand, then right-hand, sides of a shit) and tuck the sleeves in to make a long rectangle shape.  It doesn’t matter how you fold the sleeves.  Next pick up one short end of the rectangle and fold it toward the other short end.  Then fold again, in the same manner, in halves or in thirds.  The number of folds should be adjusted so that the folded clothing when standing on edge fits the height of the drawer.” 

Begin by laying your shirt flat.

Fold your shirt inward halfway and make sure the sleeves are flat.

Fold the other side inward in line with the other side and make sure the sleeves are flat.

Bring the bottom half of the shirt up to the top into a rectangle.

Fold up into half or thirds depending on the depth of your drawer.

Once folded the shirt should be able to stand up on it’s own.  Place side by side like files inside your drawer.

Pin It


I hope these folding and organization tips help you organize your clothes to save you time and space!  Check out some more home organization tips from some of my friends.









Sharing all things motherhood, life +style, food, travel, military family life, etc.

Suggested Posts


  1. Love it! This is how I fold my shirts and my daughters clothes! Saves so much space! I even got my husband into doing it with his shirts too.

  2. This is going to change my life! Thanks for the pictures. So helpful!

  3. Such a great way to fold!

  4. Thank you for this! My husband thinks i am awful at folding clothes so i will try these tricks!

  5. I love how you have such step by step instructions for folding clothes! These are great!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *