To hang or to fold it is something that the internet has been squabbling over since the internet’s existed and what it comes down to is this your storage space if you have a lot of hanging space you got to know how to hang if you’ve got a lot of drawer space you have to figure out how to fold so in this article i’m going to walk you through some extremely efficient hanging and folding techniques for all sorts of different garments.
Hanging Jeans: The trouble with jeans and hanging them is that they’re heavy and if you don’t hang them in an efficient way they’re just going to flop around lean to one side of your hanger or fall off and if you fold them and stack them it’s actually hard to know all the jeans that you have available to you so finding an efficient way to hang them that also makes them obvious in your closet is important there are a few ways i’m going to show you the first way which is quite simple, what you want to do is fold your jeans in half waist forward and then you’re going to have these two belt loops meet up you’re going to take your hanger and hook it through the belt loops so now your jeans are going to hang like this and your hanger is going to be dangling your jeans like that then you’re going to hang your jeans up in on themselves like so and you’re just going to flip the legs together inside so you’ve created this little simple roll and what that does is it shows you the back side of the jean and it keeps them stable and in place and they don’t really slide around. Here’s another take on that method so you’re going to take your jeans fold them in half by the belt loops you’re going to take your hanger and put it about a third of the way up then you’re kind of going to accordion or collapse the jeans put the hanger hook through and you’ve got a nice neat hang so in this case the third is flipped out in the first case the third is flipped in whatever floats your boat, next a bit of a weird way but it does work for some funny reason I recommend starting with your jeans buttoned up then take your hanger and there’s no nice way to stay this just stick it in the crotch once your jeans are seated halfway on the hanger you’re going to take one leg and flop it over the hanger that way and then you’re just going to take the opposing leg and flop it over the hanger that way it looks pretty neat and when you hang it up they all kind of hang in your closet looking like a shirt and again you get the front of the jean facing you so you always know what pants you have available.
Pant Hanger Options: There are two options in the pants bottom hanging world and either works nicely I tend to prefer the clippy style for skirts and the clamp style for pants now sometimes you might get pants that have lingerie straps on them like these ones do meaning you could just use a regular hanger for those but really a nice way to hang your pants is to use one of these two now if you’re using the clippy style hanger for pants no problem but you might want to be mindful that these clips can actually leave indentations in your pants if you want to avoid those indentations you can fold a thick piece of cardboard like a cue card or literally something from a shipping box and just put that right over the area of the waistband where your clip is going to go and that way the cardboard or the paper will protect your pant top from getting that crimping in it now if you want to use the clamp style pant hanger you might want to consider hanging them from the cuff instead of hanging them from the top and that’s because the clamp is not as strong as the clip and the pants might slip another thing you can do if you have a half closet like I do where you’ve got two two rows if you will is you can fold your pants in half and then you can use the clamp to hang them that way there are lots of different ways that you can use the clip and the clamp figure it out have fun.
Hanging Long Items: Long items like dresses and jumpsuits can actually be pretty cumbersome and take up a lot of space in your closet and if you have a closet like mine where you’ve got two levels you’ve got to figure out an alternative so what I recommend is to get yourself a regular hanger and just hang the item as you normally would but then get yourself one of these clippy hangers that is the official name of them by the way a clippy hanger and what you’re going to do is lay your garment down hang the hanger where you normally would and then you’re going to take the clippy hanger and put it at the bottom of whatever the garment is then you can simply fold the two hangers to meet up you can take the hook of the clippy hanger and put it on the bar of the regular hanger and voila your problem is solved.
Folding Pants: There are different theories on what makes sense for folding pants if you follow the marie condo school of folding you like the idea of filing your stuff so you can visualize or see exactly what is in your drawers especially if you’re someone that likes to use drawer inserts or drawer dividers or you might like to be the stacking type either way there are a lot of different ways that you can fold pants whether it’s jeans or sweatpants or any other kind of pants that you’re wearing they’re just some simple techniques so i’m going to show you what they are and you decide. You’re going to fold them about halfway up then you can fold the legs up once more then you just flip the halves together kind of closing it up like a book and you get a nice even stack here’s another way you can try with the button facing up fold your jeans in half then tuck the crotch point in this creates a nice even straight line so that when you fold your jeans up you don’t have any weird stuff sticking out fold the leg just about halfway up and then do a roll fold about three times that way you can stand your jeans up and file them in a drawer.
Folding Hoodies: I find hoodies to be very sloppy when it comes to folding and there are a couple of different ways that you can actually tuck the hood in or use it as a little kangaroo pocket to contain the rest of your sweatshirt so i’ll show you a couple of options for hoodies as well start by laying the sweatshirt flat and then tucking the hood on top of the shirt then you’re going to fold the shirt as you normally would hiding the hood this helps to keep things mostly tucked away but if you notice that your hood is still slipping and sliding around you can grab the hood and stuff it inside the shirt thereby creating essentially a crew neck sweatshirt then you can go ahead and fold and you won’t have to deal with the hood sliding out you just might forget that it’s a hoodie what I love is that it’s super contained and you’ll never worry about that hood flying out, this though is my favorite way to do it and it is especially great if you’re tossing a hoodie in a backpack or a bag for travel and what you’ll do is you’ll keep the hood out all together and you’ll fold the shirt as if it were a crew neck when you get to the top you’re going to do one final roll and then you’ll just tuck the hood over top of the package you’ll see it stays right in place and it looks super cute too.
Folding Leggings: I find leggings particularly challenging to fold because they don’t stand up nicely so what I like about this technique is that it creates a little envelope for your leggings so they’re like neat little workout packages let me show you you’ll do the same thing by folding that crotch part in to create a straight line then you’re going to fold your leggings up about halfway and flip the top over about one third the way down then you’re going to lift the top flap of the leggings open and stuff the bottom part of the roll in.
Folding Sports Bras: It’s easy to just fold a sports bra in half or toss it in a drawer and call it a day but i’ve got a way that you can kind of elevate your folding routine for your sports bras there you go level up sister start by folding the straps down and then you want to get about four folds this will allow you to file your sports bras.
Folding Tank Tops: For tank tops or smaller tops it can be hard to get a consistent fold meaning that your drawer is going to look sloppy so here’s a technique that you can try to keep things looking more uniform and consistent lay the shirt on its front and fold it just above the base then you’re going to fold it back up on top of itself now you’re going to do two folds from the top you’re going to do one additional fold down and then you’ll do the same thing you did with the leggings you’re going to open up and create a little flap and tuck the bulk of the tank top into that little flap we went on a journey together I learned some new things about folding and hanging I broke a sweat but it was all for a good cause and my hope is that now the next time you do laundry or reorganize your closet or drawers they look gorgeous and they feel good and you use all the techniques and your life is amazing.
Thanks so much for watching and we’ll see you next time.