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Fold Towels Like a Professional

Updated on February 10, 2019

Folding Bath Towels

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Fold Towels Like a Pro

Why am I writing a blog on folding towels? Years ago, when my children were small and I worked full time, I had a wonderful housekeeper who taught me a few things about towels. She saw my disorganized closet and made it look like a million dollars! My towels were stacked neatly and looked like closet decorations. My closet changed from messy to AWESOME! Folding for her was an art. Yes, she folded towels with purpose! Why possess a messy closet when a few orderly folds will make your closet look organized? You too can have well organized linen closets!

To fold your hand towels, lay them on a surface or against the front of your body. Fold lengthwise into thirds. Take the towel and fold the length in half. Repeat the half fold keeping the finished edges inside the fold. Your rounded sides always face outward on your shelves.

How To Fold Your Bath Towels

Because the bath towel is large, it tends to catch the eye first on the shelf. Having a good fold makes all the difference in the overall appearance of your closet!

Lengthwise, fold the bath towel in half, matching the edges. Lay your clean bath towel on a flat surface or against your body. Fold one third to the center and overlap the other third section on the remaining two sections. Fold the length in half, smooth side out, with the edges matched to each other. The rounded fold surface will face outward on your shelf. See the pictures for further details.

Folding Hand Towels

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Folding a Hand Towel

Folding a hand towel is much like folding a bath towel. Lay the towel lengthwise on a flat surface or against your body. Fold the material in thirds like the bath towel. Next, fold the length in half and then repeat the fold again to make a compact uniform presentation. Place on your shelf with the smooth fold out.

Folding a Face Towel

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Face Towels

Face Towels are easy to fold. Fold in half and fold in half again. Stacking your face cloths with the rounded edges together is important to the overall look of your presentation.

How To Fold A Dish Towel

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Dish Towels are Important Too!

You probably think that I am over the edge with this concept of uniform folding! If it doesn't take longer to fold, why not have a neat stack of kitchen towels?

Fold the dish towel like the bath towel. I keep my dish towels in a drawer. After folding, I roll them and lay them in rows. I can fit three rows of towels in one drawer.

If you have folded or re-folded your towels, congratulations! Your linen closet/ kitchen drawer is now organized. Enjoy!

Looking Good

Congratulations, you are now a professional towel folder and are well on the way to having a neat closet. In just a few minutes, you can transform your messy shelves into closets that are appealing. If you are selling a home, use this method tor closets that you can proudly share with potential buyers! Have fun with your new skill!



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  • PaulaK profile imageAUTHOR

    Paula Kirchner 

    9 years ago from Austin. Texas

    A lady who cleaned house for me once upon a time shared her folding secrets with me. I have been enjoying neatly folded towels for a number of years thanks to her. Thanks for the comment Granny!

  • Granny's House profile image

    Granny's House 

    9 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

    Thank you for another great hub

  • PaulaK profile imageAUTHOR

    Paula Kirchner 

    9 years ago from Austin. Texas

    Thanks for the comment! I totally agree!

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    9 years ago

    as somewhat of a perfectionist, this is a great hub! i put little white face towels in neat stacks in my bathroom. it looks pretty. thank you for writing a hub on this. it's the little, simple things that are important too and undervalued sometimes, until you stop doing them ;)

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    Alfreta Sailor 

    9 years ago from Southern California

    Hey, you got my same washing machine. Now if you can just show me how to fold fitted sheets, I'll be in business.


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