How to Fold a Bath Towel
Use these step-by-step instructions to properly fold bath towels and keep your linen closet in order.
- Excerpted from Houseworks, by Cynthia Townley Ewer
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Large towels should be folded in thirds, lengthwise, and hung over a towel rack from the center. This ensures that they will dry more quickly after use.
Hold the Towel Up
To fold a large bath towel, pick it up so that the front is facing you. Grasping it by the two upper corners, hold the towel up at shoulder height and stretch it out sideways so that it is smooth and flat.
Create Three Layers
Bring one corner toward the other to a point roughly two-thirds of the width of the towel. Hold it there as you fold the second corner of the towel over toward the first, creating three layers.
Distribute the Folds
Pinch the folds between your fingers and shake the towel gently to distribute the folds. Tuck the towel between your chin and your chest to pin it down.
Excerpted from Houseworks, by Cynthia Townley Ewer
Text Copyright © 2006, 2010, Cynthia Townley Ewer, extracts from Houseworks, reproduced with permission from Dorling Kindersley Limited