We all have that roommate/significant other/squatter-friend from college who doesn’t know how to properly fold a towel. It may seem trivial, but the difference that hotel-style folding makes is undeniable.

So here’s a simple 5-step method to share with that special bathroom-sharing-someone. May your shower-space stay tidy from this day forward!

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December 28, 2014

I use about half of this method. I do the first two steps but after that I’ll fold it over (double) and than again to get a smaller package so to speak.


December 29, 2014

I always roll my towels. Will this way give you more space I am so short on storage.


December 29, 2014

I like the towel fold,but what about the wash cloths?


December 30, 2014

Interesting. I never get it right!


January 14, 2015

i thought i invented this

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Tina Gaddis

June 18, 2015

When I hang my towels, I do fold the same way. When I fold them for the shelf, I fold a differ way.

J. Carolan

July 15, 2015

I am 77 years young , had 6 children and have folded my share of towels.
My friends and I used to call this the French Fold.
This fold always looks nice on a towel rack or stacked in the linen closet.

I have my Grandmother’s book of house hold hints and some day will post
the hints from when she was a young house wife. Should be interesting.


July 17, 2015

I think matching the two hems together so the salvage red shows on one end(match hems, fold in half)…..where the one shows longer length and shorter height, the other will have less length but greater height(so you have two smaller piles of thick, plush feeling towels—resorts do it all the time).

Marie Turner

July 17, 2015

Well, that’s one way but it doesn’t fit on custom shelving.


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July 21, 2015

like this very much,plan on doing this from now on

J. Carolan

July 22, 2015

Been doing this since I first married in 1954. Back then we called it the French Fold.
It looks nice in the linen closet, real neat.


July 27, 2015

I fold my washcloth and put it in the towel so I have everything together.Works out fine.


August 14, 2015

I like to fold the towel in half, then half again, then fold it in thirds — it’s quick and easy.

Linda Walker

September 5, 2015

I follow the first part of the folding in 3rds lengthwise but I then fold the long length in half and then that part in half again This towel fits on my shelf much better and takes up less space.

Lou Hill

September 12, 2015

I bet my husband you can even teach him to fold fitted sheets


September 13, 2015

Looks great! I’ve been doing this for decades — more towels fit on shelf & they needn’t be refolded for the towel bar. Your tutorial is well done.

Anna Parris

September 16, 2015

that is how I have folded my towels and hand towels for years. It is a real space saver in the linen closet, as well.


September 28, 2015

A better way that takes less space on your shelves (and also looks fabulous when laying it out for guests) — fold in half, end to end; then fold in thirds (side in one third, other side over the first side; then fold in half again (ends meet first fold).

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