Fold T-shirts The Japanese Way!
Improve and Streamline Your T-Shirt Folding!
Yes, it's true there is this efficient, Ninja-quick, Japanese method for folding a t-shirt that reduces all the motions to just a few economical ones.
Anyone who's ever worked in retail and had to spend countless hours refolding and stacking shirts and sweaters will totally appreciate this folding technique. And it's super cool to use for your home laundry too. Moms who find themselves doing laundry for a big family will find this a time-saver. Husbands and teenagers have even been known to fold t-shirts after seeing this method! Whether you have six or six hundred t-shirts to fold, why not fold them the fastest and easiest actually scientifically researched by Japanese ergonomic specialists?
This shirt-folding technique is easy to understand, ergonomic in movement, and takes just a few seconds per shirt to do!
How To Fold A T-Shirt
Japanese T-shirt Folding Explained
- Short Sleeve Shirt Folding
Do you need to pack fresh ironed shirts for a business or pleasure trip? Are you tired of seeing shirts and laundry knocking around and you hate folding clothing?
- Neato Neato Super Super T-Shirt Fold
To obtain t-shirt folding enlightenment with the Neato Neato Super Super T-Shirt Fold, just follow these simple steps:
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A Japanese T-shirt just perfect for folding
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So, what's the benefit of knowing this?
Ergonomics - When something is "ergonomic" it means it's been adjusted and adapted to fit human needs and movements. It works to eliminate repetitive stress and uses a minimum of motions to get the job done which saves you effort and time.
Space-saving - Take a whole lot of t-shirts and empty out a drawer in your dresser or get an empty suitcase. First, try stuffing all the shirts into the drawer or suitcase without any folding. See how much space they take up. Then, take them all back out and fold them using the method shown here. See how much less space they take up? Now that airlines are charging money for how many bags you bring when you fly, getting more stuff into one suitcase isn't just convenient, it's an actual money-saver!
Better appearance - It's a fact that t-shirts which are folded up nicely not only take up less space, but they don't get as wrinkled as clothing that is just stuffed into a drawer any-which-way. This lets you'll look nicer and less scruffy when you wear them.
The Shirt Trick, now with Longer Sleeves
Sure, that looked really easy but what the heck are you going to do if you are facing a big pile of long-sleeve t-shirts That need folding? That's where this second video will show you how to adapt the original, Japanese speed-folding technique to shirts with long sleeves. All it takes is a few more folds and you get the same nicely-folded shape.
...second verse, same as the first...
As with any other skill, the real trick is to practice. The next time you do your laundry, put all your t-shirts into the same load and when they are dry, sit down with the whole pile at a table or on the floor where you have enough room to lay them out flat and practice with the entire batch. Most people find that after two or three "practice sessions" they've got the method down and can remember it, but don't panic if it takes you a bit longer. But it really does turn out to be a real time-saver!
Fast folding for long-sleeve t-shirts
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