To fold or not to fold....

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Registered: 10-03-2013
To fold or not to fold....
Tue, 04-01-2014 - 9:54pm

I am planning to  build a new closet  in my room and I want to be guided as to which clothes are better f you fold them and which ones are not in order for me to know the kind of clothes I will put i mean more space and divisions for hanging clothes or more divisions for folded clothes. So I may hae an idea which clothes in order to make them last.

Some people I heard fold all clothes including pants and dresses, I have heard other that thye fold pants but hang dresses and some blouses too even T-shirts they hang,..

I do not know if this is an idea that i own but  I have this perception that if u hang certani clothes for a time, the clothes may lenghten and stretch due to the weight and gravity so in the long run those clothes are no longer for use due to they are all stretch  due cause they were in hangers for along period of time.

What do you know?



Avatar for champagneonice
iVillage Member
Registered: 11-15-2001
Tue, 04-01-2014 - 10:00pm

I hang my pants and t-shirts and blouses. Its "old hat" with me. But here's something that may help you....What Clothes to Hang in Your Closet

Good luck and happy hanging! Laughing

Avatar for elc11
Community Leader
Registered: 06-16-1998
Sat, 04-05-2014 - 1:08am

I think that some people choose to fold or hang clothes based on what type of space they have, such as more drawers or shelves vs more hanger rod space. I almost never hang knit type of things like sweaters or tshirts. I agree with you that those things could stretch out of shape from their weight. If they have a lot of spandex in the fabric they're probably okay but then I would use a padded hanger. I hang things that you wouldn't wear with wrinkles like blouses, dresses, slacks because if folded they will often get fold creases.