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Advice on folding clothes?

Asked by Shaylee12234 (20points) May 8th, 2020 from iPhone

I have a dress, a graduation gown, some shoes, and even a graduation cap I need to stuff into a backpack. I would rather them not get wrinkled, so is there any advice one could give as to how I should fold them to avoid getting wrinkles? Thanks a ton!

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JLeslie's avatar

Use a t-shirt or yoga pants or pajamas that you are bringing with you anyway, and fold or roll the garment around the t-shirt. Lay the gown down on the bed or a table. Lay a t-shirt flat on top of it. Fold the gown to a manageable size with the t-shirt inside the fold and then roll the garment. The t-shirt keeps the garment from getting fold marks.

If you can’t fit the extra shirt or pants you can still roll.

Get where you are going early and put a little water on your hands and dampen the wrinkles so they come out.

AshlynM's avatar Not sure if any of these methods would work for you.

dabbler's avatar

As suggested by @JLeslie, rolling is your friend. I learned this decades ago as a traveling repair tech (150k air miles one year, oof!).

Fold minimally to get into a shape that you can roll, then roll it up.
Rolling more delicate things with something else helps so that first part isn’t rolled super-tightly.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@JLeslie is right. You gotta know when to fold ‘em, know when to roll ‘em, know when to walk away…I’ll do that right now

LadyMarissa's avatar

I’m also a fan of rolling!!! Just make sure to remove the clothes from the backpack & hang them up just as soon as you get where you’re going.

longgone's avatar

Do what @JLeslie said, and then turn on a hot shower with the clothes hanging in the bathroom. The steam will get out any small wrinkles.

Patty_Melt's avatar

I’m just going to wish you a delightful graduation experience.

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