Should sweaters be folded or rolled?
Should you fold or hang sweaters? Well, as fate would have it, the general consensus is that sweaters are meant to be folded. StyleCaster explains that “wool, cashmere, and angora will stretch when hung,” and, as such, “it’s always best to fold your sweaters to keep their shape.” For her part, Martha Stewart agrees.
How do you fold a cropped sweater?
Here’s the easiest way to fold a chunky sweater:
- Lay the sweater down flat with the front side facing down. Samantha Okazaki / TODAY.
- Fold one arm into the center.
- Fold the other arm over the first and into the center.
- Fold the sweater in half horizontally.
- Turn it right side up and repeat with the rest of your sweaters.
Should you hang cardigans or fold them?
Because in many cases, hanging a sweater long term can cause the shoulders to stretch out irreversibly. Most storage experts agree that it’s better to fold a sweater to maintain its shape, especially when the sweater is handknit or prone to stretching.
Should I hang or fold clothes?
Material: Delicate materials that are prone to wrinkling should be hung (silk, satin, lace); materials that are often starched should be hung (cotton dress shirts, etc.); slinky, stretchy materials (lycra, jersey, etc.) should be folded to keep from stretching out; most knitwear should also be folded.
Should jeans be hung or folded?
While jeans don’t necessarily need a place in your closet, you should definitely plan to hang all your other pants (like dressier slacks). “Dress and casual pants should always be hung,” says Reynolds. “You can hang them the long way or fold over the hanger.”
How do you store sweaters in a small closet?
Folded is the best choice. If you have to hang them do invest in those thick, padded hangers to preserve the shape of the shoulder. You don’t ever want to hang a sweater on a wire hanger from the dry cleaners. Of course, as a professional organizer, I’d advise you to never hang anything on those hangers.