How to Fold a Bath Towel

Use these step-by-step instructions to properly fold bath towels and keep your linen closet in order.

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Using Different Colored Towels DK - House Works © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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.

Fold a Large Bath TowelEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - House Works © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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.

Directions for Folding Bath TowelEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - House Works © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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.

Distribute Folds of Towel Evenly to SmoothEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - House Works © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited
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Excerpted from Houseworks, by Cynthia Townley Ewer

Text Copyright © 2006, 2010, Cynthia Townley Ewer, extracts from Houseworks, reproduced with permission from Dorling Kindersley Limited

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