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Life hacks to folding everything perfectly

Knowing how to fold things properly is an essential but often overlooked skill. To those who are severely lacking in this department, here are the best ways to fold almost anything.

A yoga mat


Yoga mats are most likely crawling with germs from its contact with the dirty studio floor. How to avoid this is to fold it up in half before rolling it up. This keeps the germs on the bottom of the mat instead of spreading it all over.

A fitted bedsheet


Ever wondered how some people can manage perfectly folded, fitted sheets that lie flat in cupboards? You too can manage that with the following instructions:

  1. Spread the sheet on a flat surface with fitted corners facing up
  2. Fold it in half and tuck in the corners, then fold it in half so that the top corners fit into the bottom.
  3. Fold it again along the length until your desired size.

A burrito


Remember all the times you’ve eaten a burrito or wrap only to have the contents spill out because of the way you’ve folded it. The way to make sure the filling doesn’t spill out is to fold it in half, pull the burrito back to form the filling into a neat roll then fold in each side and roll it one more time to get a sealed burrito.

A T-shirt

You might think you’ve mastered this, but what if there’s a much quicker and neater way to this process that will have your closet looking like the display shelves of a clothes store? The videos below holds all the answers.

Folding while sitting down:

Folding while standing:

A sleeping bag

We all know how much a hassle this can be since most of the time is spent trying to stuff a messily folded sleeping bag into its holder. The secret? Folding it in half first then rolling it up tightly. This is easier to keep the edges aligned while keeping it neat and tightly folded.


A pocket square


While this might not be as common nowadays, it remains a useful skill to know.

  1. Spread it out on a flat surface
  2. Fold in half, then fold one side up. How much of the pocket square you fold depends on how deep your jacket pocket is
  3. Tuck it into your breast pocket so that around ¼ of it is visible


Below is the KonMari method – developed by organising guru Marie Kondo to efficiently fold pants. Her objective? To organise everything in your wardrobe so it can be seen at a glance, much like books on a bookshelf. Watch the link below to revamp your wardrobe!