We fold a ton of laundry! And we're really good at it. The guide below was made to help you learn how to fold laundry like a laundry service.
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T-shirts are the foundation! Once you know how to fold a t-shirt, you can fold anything. And, everyone thinks they know how to fold a t-shirt but none of y'all know how to fold t-shirts like us.
Fold adult shirts 3x up to the top. Kids' shirts, 2x.
Stay consistent by using your thumb to measure distance off of the collar.
Never be afraid to stretch shirts out so they lay flat.
Don't fold tank tops like a t-shirt! Fold them like a pillowcase.
Keep scrolling for more tips on how to fold laundry like a laundry service. Up next: Pants.
There's only one right way to fold a tank top.
With the back pockets facing out, fold the ankles up to the waist. You've almost got a perfect rectangle. Tuck, tuck, tuck the crotch seam in before making your final fold.
Button the button & zip the zipper before folding. It creates symmetry!
Be sure to fold the pants with the back pockets facing out.
Don't worry about stretching them!
Try not to stack different style pants in one stack. Jeans & PJ's should be separate.
Keep scrolling for more tips on how to fold laundry like a laundry service. Up next: Yoga Pants.
It feels like the dog days of summer last about 9-months down here. So, we see a lot more shorts than pants.
Yoga pants are made to be stretchy. So, don't worry about stretching them out. They're folded the same way as pants but take a little more flattening out on the table due to their elasticity.
Fold yoga pants the same way you jeans & other pants.
Keep the backside facing out.
Don't be surprised when an order has all yoga pants.
And, definitely don't ask if they actually do yoga...
Keep scrolling for more tips on how to fold laundry like a laundry service. Up next: Shorts.
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Up next, we have shorts. Use the crotch seam to shake out the shorts and lay them flat. After that, the folding technique is very similar to pants.
Button the button & zip the zipper before folding. It creates symmetry!
Be sure to fold the shorts with the back pockets facing out.
Don't be concerned about the crease caused by tucking in the crotch and thigh seam (Pic 2). This comes off as a crease - not a wrinkle.
Keep scrolling for more tips on how to fold laundry like a laundry service. Up next: Athletic shorts.
You can't beat Texas summers! Male bathing suits are folded the same as athletic shorts. So, take good notes.
The material of athletic shorts is slippery. That's why we fold athletic shorts one extra time up to the top. Casual shorts (above) are folded once to the top and athletic shorts are folded twice to the top.
Fold athletic shorts twice to the top. This makes it more compact which prevents unwanted slipping & sliding.
Like everything else, be sure to fold the shorts with the back facing out.
Don't leave the drawstrings dangling out of the shorts. Tuck them in the waistband before folding.
No need to worry about wrinkles too much here.
Keep scrolling for more tips on how to fold laundry like a laundry service. Up next: Boxers & Briefs.
Underwear & socks is the part where everyone gets freaked out. They're clean. And, everyone's got 'em. It's really no big deal. But, it's also perfectly natural to be concerned at first.
Female underwear is folded with the same folding technique as male underwear - it's just a different sized garment. Once to the middle, again to the middle, and once to the top.
The goal is to get bras as close to a square as possible. Do this by folding it once left-to-right then once top-to-bottom. If pads fall out in the cleaning process, stack them on top. You do not need to re-insert them.
Fold socks! Don't roll socks. This box-method is definitely more time-consuming than the old roll-em-in-a-ball-together trick. Remember, our goal is to make everything look neat. And, rolling socks in a ball doesn't cut it. Even worse, leaving the feet out to dangle loosely is a NO GO!
The most underwear ever sent in a single-bag order is 73 pairs. With that many pairs, you technically only need to do laundry five times per year.
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Baby clothes are hard to fold! There's a lot of them. They're all tiny. And they're hard to fold. Don't get discouraged. This is going to take a while. The goal is to make them nice, neat, and organized. They're never going to be perfect.
Group them by size and gender to help make them 'drawer-ready.'
Keep them neat and organized. Tops with tops & bottoms with bottoms.
Don't get discouraged. It's a marathon, not a sprint.
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Keep scrolling for more tips on how to fold laundry like a laundry service. Up next: Towels.
Really, hey, hang on. Sheets & towels can be easily overlooked. For a commercial laundry service, business account make up a big part of our customer base. Sheets & towels keep the lights on.
The goal is to fold the sheet as compact as possible - like it was taken straight out of the packaging at the store. It's common for beginners to make big, wide folds. We want smaller, more compact folds resulting in a smaller, more compact finished product.
When done right, the extra folds don't create extra wrinkles. They create patterned creases.
When starting to learn how to fold sheets & towels, you may do most of your work on the table. And, that's fine. As you get more comfortable, you'll find that most of your folding is actually done in the air - above the table.
Keep scrolling for more tips on how to fold laundry like a laundry service. Up next: Packaging.
Packaging is an art - not a science! The goal is balance. You don't want to pack adult shirts with kid's shorts with all the underwear all in one bag. We want a bunch of similar sized bags that are drawer-ready. It's an art - not a science.
Squeeze as much air out of the bag as possible. This helps clothes stay organized on the trip back home.
Use one functional knot and one cosmetic knot to make the bags look like a perfectly wrapped Christmas present.
Never pack anything that is wet or damp into the plastic bags.
Don't be afraid to bear hug the bags. This will get the extra air out that your hands couldn't.
Don't give up. It takes practice!
Think of the mom who orders for a family of four. Drawer-ready doesn't mean you need to guess how she puts away her laundry. But it does mean that you need to help her make one trip around the house - throwing a bag or two in each room. She's not paying a premium for laundry service to walk laps around the house rifling through unorganized stacks of clothes.
It's our job to make this part of it easy on her.
The best folders we've ever come across are excellent packers.
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