There are several ways to fold long-sleeved shirts and sweatshirts. In my experience, folding them in this manner leaves them as wrinkle-free as possible while in the drawer.
Remember that the goal of folding is 1) to use as few folds as possible to prevent wrinkles and 2) fold like items as uniformly as possible so they don’t slide around in the drawer and stack easily.
Start with the shirt lying face down on your folding surface. You should be looking at the back of the shirt. Smooth out the shirt’s surface with your hands to remove as many wrinkles as possible.
Fold the left side of the shirt towards the middle, stopping right before you get to the collar.
Now fold the sleeve back on itself and smooth the shirt flat with your hands.
Create the same fold on the right side of the shirt, bringing in the right side towards the middle.
Fold the right sleeve back on itself and smooth the shirt flat again.
Using your hand as a guide, fold the shirt in half one time. Straighten and smooth as needed for a finished look.
Hint: If you store long-sleeved shirts and sweatshirts together, always put the sweatshirts on the bottom of the stack. The sweatshirts are heavier than t-shirts. If the t-shirts go on the bottom of the pile, they will wrinkle easier from the weight of the sweatshirt sitting on top.
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