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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Fold the Towel in Half

Grasp the towel midpoint down its length, then lift your chin to allow the top half of the towel to drop down over the bottom half.

Fold Towels in HalfEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - House Works © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Fold the Towel Again

Lay the towel on a flat surface and fold it again in the middle to form a neat bundle, and store it in the linen closet. If the towel is to be used right way, it doesn’t need as many folds; just flip it over a towel rack.

Having a different-colored towel for each family member makes it easy for people to find the right fresh towel when needed. Let children pick the color of their towel and they'll happily cooperate.

For best wear, ensure that you rotate linens. Place freshly washed towels on the bottom of the stack.

Folding TowelsEnlarge 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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