Discovering how to fold men’s underwear correctly can help with organization. It also makes packing and storage easier. Folding underwear instead of throwing it in can make more room in for those precious things, like leftover change from last night’s burrito. In a suitcase, it provides the extra space for the last pair of clean socks. Folding men’s underwear seems less mundane now.
What you’ll need to fold men’s underwear:
- Table or flat surface
- Lay the underwear on the table with the front facing forward. Smooth out any ruffles or wrinkles with your hand if possible. If you are a perfectionist, you can also iron the underwear.
- Fold the left side of the underwear vertically. The corner stops half way across the waistband. Make sure the left edge is straight and flat.
Repeat the last step. Fold the right side of the underwear over the left side. Stop the end of the right side at the left edge. Smooth down the right edge.
Fold one-third of the bottom upwards. The bottom edge stops halfway up underwear. Rub along the bottom edge to flatten it.
- Fold bottom upwards again. This is another third. You are left with a small, even rectangle. Thongs will take a little more maneuvering to get the rectangle to come out even.
- Place the underwear in the drawer or suitcase with the folds facing down. This will make it easier to stack and be compressed if needed. Fold the underwear in half again before placing it in the drawer, if more room is needed.