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How to fold anything: from bikinis to socks and everything in between

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If your closet resembles more of a laundry basket than a clothes store, you’re not alone. The truth is, most of us have been folding clothes the wrong way (if at all) our whole lives.

Inspired by Marie Kondo’s bestselling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, the ‘KonMari’ method turns everything we thought we knew about folding (which, let’s face it, is very little) upside down — literally.

Rather than rooting through clothes that have been laid down flat, and inevitably making a complete mess of things, we should be folding them so that they can stand on end, ready to be lined up in easily visible and accessible rows. Genius!

A perfectly folded pair of jeans — master this and you are officially an adult.

Just imagine the satisfaction of seeing all your long-sleeved tops folded like this....

...and your extensive T-shirt collection folded like this.

Your tank tops will be tantalizingly grouped together (perhaps even color coded!)

Your underwear drawer has probably never looked this neat and tidy...

....or this pretty.

With the right method, every item you own becomes foldable — it’s easy once you know how.

Yes, even socks!

We can’t wait to make a start on our closet...

....and then tackle our children’s.

Never again will we just throw our bathing costume haphazardly into the drawer.

After all that folding, you’re going to want to sink into some nice clean sheets. So you might as well know how to fold those properly too.

Preview photo credit Shutterstock, Shutterstock
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