How to Fold Bath Towels for a Tidy Linen Closet

February 26, 2018

Learn how to properly do one of the most basic homekeeping tasks - folding your bath towels for a neat and tidy linen closet.

This post will teach you exactly how to fold bath towels, hand towels, and washcloths for an organized linen closet.  #organize #linencloset #homekeeping #andersonandgrant



There are a lot of seemingly mundane tasks involved in keeping a home.  Things like doing laundry and washing dishes sound like boring chores you just want to get done so you can get on to the bigger, "more important" things.  But the fact is those mundane basics are actually the most important part of keeping a home.  If the fundamentals are not properly done, it has an impact on how your entire house looks and functions.


One of those basic chores important to successful homekeeping is folding laundry and today I want to focus on how to fold the towels in your bathroom.


Everything you need to know about the right way to fold bath towels in your bathroom. #bathroom #howtofold #andersonandgrant #organize

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It seems so easy to pull your towels out of the dryer and do a few haphazard folds before throwing them in the closet.  And yes, doing that means the towels are clean and put away which is very important.  But does that thrown together stack give you any pride in the job you've done or how your linen closet looks?


If any of us walked into a chic hotel and found the bath towels folded poorly and tossed on a shelf, we'd demand something better.  So why don't we expect the same of ourselves in our own homes?


Folding a towel neatly does not take any more time than practically rolling it into a ball and pitching it into storage if you know how to do it correctly.



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I've tried to play around with different folding techniques to uncover the easiest way to get that neat, fluffy stack.  You don't want anything complicated or folds that are hard to replicate from towel to towel.  The goal is easy and neat, every time.  You want to be sure that each towel is folded in the same way and in the same size for that uniform look.


You may prefer to fold each type of towel in a different way than I'm suggesting here and that is perfectly fine.  Everyone develops their own style.  The point is to take those few extra moments to do a job well done that will give you a tidy linen closet and keep your towels fresh for when they are needed at bath time.



This post will teach you exactly how to fold bath towels, hand towels, and washcloths for an organized linen closet.  #organize #linencloset #homekeeping #andersonandgrant



So let's start with the smallest and easiest towel to fold - the washcloth:



HOW TO FOLD A WASHCLOTH


Lay the washcloth out flat in front of you and fold it in half.

Then fold the half into thirds.



Learn the proper way to fold washcloths, hand towels, and bath towels for a neat and tidy bathroom linen closet.  |  www.andersonandgrant.com

Learn the proper way to fold washcloths, hand towels, and bath towels for a neat and tidy bathroom linen closet.  |  www.andersonandgrant.com



HOW TO FOLD A HAND TOWEL


Lay the hand towel out in front of you.  Evenly fold it in thirds lengthwise.  Then fold it into thirds again in the opposite direction.


* Depending on the size of where you store your towels, you may just want to fold it in half the second time.



Learn the proper way to fold washcloths, hand towels, and bath towels for a neat and tidy bathroom linen closet.  |  www.andersonandgrant.com

Learn the proper way to fold washcloths, hand towels, and bath towels for a neat and tidy bathroom linen closet.  |  www.andersonandgrant.com



HOW TO FOLD A BATH TOWEL


Lay the bath towel out lengthwise in front of you.  Like the hand towel, fold the towel into thirds.

Going in the opposite direction, fold it in half, and then half again.



Learn the proper way to fold washcloths, hand towels, and bath towels for a neat and tidy bathroom linen closet.  |  www.andersonandgrant.com



When everything is folded, simply stack the towels in neat piles and store them away in your linen closet or place them on a shelf in the bathroom.


And just to be clear, having a large surface like the top of your washer and dryer or a tabletop makes this job really easy.  But if you have no where to lay things out flat you can  always fold the towel in the air in front of you, especially after you've perfected the technique.



Fold towels just like Martha Stewart using this easy tutorial.  #organize #homekeeping #MarthaStewart #andersonandgrant



Personally, I love opening the linen closet and seeing a nice fluffy stack of clean and neatly folded towels.  Taking the time to correctly fold them makes your bath towels accessible, instantly organized, and pleasing to the eye.  It is one of those simple homekeeping tasks that can have an immense effect on the way you feel about your home.








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