Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Neatly stacked towels

My linen cupboard is where my interest in home keeping really started, hence the blog name. The very first thing we did when we moved into our home was to put up shelves in the old water boiler cupboard. Since then, whilst we've been renovating the house, it has been the one space that has stayed consistently tidy. A little door I could open to escape from the chaos of the rest of the house. Seeing my sheets stacked, pillowcases next to one another, and the table cloths folded neatly gives me a sense of control, and as an aesthetic person I always notice how nice it looks.

Alongside fitted sheets (I'll be posting about that sometime), towels are the culprits that can leave a linen cupboard looking rather untidy. They seem to flop all over the place when your try and remove one, and their edges stick out making it look like you have a stack of 16 towels rather than 4. If you take a few extra seconds to lay towels out and fold them as shown below, I promise you, it makes all the difference to your linen cupboard (or your bathroom shelves)!

Here's How:

Step 1

Lay the towel on a flat surface, and fold one of the long sides two thirds of the way in.

Step 2

Bring in the opposite side over so that the towel is now folded into thirds.

Step 3

Fold one of the short sides into the middle of the towel.

Step 4

Fold in the other short side so that they meet in the middle.

Step 5

Now fold the towel in half.

There you go- a towel good enough to display. Best of all, each towel will look like one towel only.

Handy hint:

Some of you might already do this without even realising you're doing it... to make the towel fold easier and smoother use the edge of your hand to score the line where you want to make a fold ( a bit like scoring a piece of paper with the edge of the scissors). I use this scoring technique for folding sheets and tablecloths too.

PS: Our doggy is doing just fine now. He had a grass seed that got stuck within the flesh under his tongue causing an infection. He was so dopey after the vets yesterday, but this morning he was awake and ready for his breakfast again.Thanks for the lovely comments!


Ivy said...

I like your perfect way of folding towels, It makes me want to go out and buy a whole new set of towels and fold them. :)

A note on perfection

Many of the posts featured on this blog are about doing household chores the correct, or so to say perfect way. My intention is not to make readers feel that the way they are running their households are wrong. So if making the bed, or ironing shirts in a certain way doesn't fit your lifestyle, do not feel guilty about it. But by learning the correct way of doing things it might just come in handy for those times when special guests are staying, or when you need to iron that shirt perfectly for a job interview. So enjoy the learning, but skip the guilt and LOVE your homes. x

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