How to fold clothes to increase storage {Quick Tip}

I was watching 'The Living Room' the other night, and professional organiser Peter Walsh was on, helping a couple clear through their clutter. I always love watching these segments (naturally!), because it gives a great look at the decluttering process and the amazing reaction of the couple at the end when everything is clean and cleared - such a great feeling! Hope you've had some success this month getting your wardrobe decluttered and more organised.

Today I wanted to share the simple technique I used to fold t-shirts and singlet tops that provides increased storage in my dresser drawers. I used to stack our folded t-shirts on top of each other, but when we got our new dresser, the drawers were small so I needed a new alternative. I now fold and stack tops horizontally, filing them from front to back like I showed you in our wardrobe declutter video. This method is actually called 'filing your clothes' because everything can be seen from front to back, and if you take one t-shirt out, the others won't topple over. It also allows me to fit more in the drawer, plus it is super-simple to find what you need.

Here is how I fold t-shirts (this is one of my husband's). As I have confessed previously, I rarely iron, but find that smoothing as I go keeps things fairly wrinkle-free!

This is how I fold my singlet tops:

And this is how I stack them in the drawers:

Pretty simple right? As you can see in my drawer, there is still a whole side storage section, so there is potential for storing up to 12 tops folded in this way.

How do you fold and store your t-shirts and singlet tops? Do you have your own folding 'technique'? And does anyone detest ironing as much as I do?!

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