One of my jobs today was to bring in the washing.
Since retiring I have totally rebelled against unnecessary ironing (which I hate).
So I like to get my T-shirts fresh off the washing line and fold & stack them neatly.
In my opinion, this leaves them totally un-crumpled enough for wearing proudly without so much as a twinge of ironing shame. Ditto most of my pants.
Kelly, on the other hand, is a stickler for ironing and… well let’s just say she will ‘firmly castigate me’ if she catches any attempt at sneaking a folded iron-free stack of T’s up to the bedroom (especially if they are hers).
So it’s tricky.
When she is not around it turns out I quite enjoy the process of folding a chaotic pile of tangled clothes down into organised columns of neatly stacked habiliments.
The whole thing can be quite meditative really.
Although one thing always frazzles any state of transcendence I may be experiencing.
How are you supposed to fold these things?!?
Well, today I did a bit of poking around on YouTube (you see I have so much extra time without all that ironing!) and found this….
Suspend your immediate reflex of cringing to the schmaltzy production values and you will find some pretty useful instruction on how to neatly fold just about any item of laundry you could imagine. Including my current T-shirt folding techniques.
Plus some serviette origami.
And a few other random householder tips thrown in, well …because its YouTube.
So there you have it.
Go forth and fold.
Perfect for making the most of the limited space in your caravan or campervan.
Mind you, watching someone else doing it is one thing… actually integrating these processes into your own regular laundry routine is another thing altogether. Results may vary.
I think one of the comments made on YouTube to the video sums it up perfectly…..
1956: In 2019 we will have flying cars
2019: grown-ups still learning how to fold