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Should You Fold or Hang Your Clothes in the Closet?

Should You Fold or Hang Your Clothes in the Closet?
Posted: Jan 25, 2023
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Some people fold their clothes in a drawer, while others hang them in a closet. It’s an argument as old as the correct way to hang toilet paper—and sometimes just as heated! The question is, who’s right, and who’s wrong?

The answer is more complex than you might think. Some articles of clothing actually look better folded up in a drawer, while others need to hang in a closet to achieve a wrinkle-free look. 

It’s not so much about what method works best but about which clothing should be placed in what area. Here’s a simple rule of thumb: if they’re thinner, hang them up; if they’re thicker, fold them over. 

There are a few other considerations here, but the basic idea remains. We’re going to cover these things in this post. Let’s dive in.

When To Fold Clothes

Thicker fabrics are less likely to wrinkle than summery blouses and flowy skirts. That means winter clothes, fluffy blankets, and denim jeans can be stuffed into a dresser, folded under the bed, or rolled into a wire basket. 

You may also want to fold the following:

  • T-shirts: Most of us don't wear t-shirts to look stylish. Meaning wrinkles aren't always a problem when hiking, exercising, or lounging around.
  • Sweaters: Sweaters take up a lot of space in our closets, and their seasonal nature makes them better suited to folded storage.
  • Shorts: It's easier to fold these pieces of clothing than waste a full hanger or spot in your closet, especially if you own lots of them or live in a warmer climate.

When to Hang Clothes

The lighter and softer your clothing is, the easier it will wrinkle. For this reason, blouses and luxury tops should be kept on a closet rack, as well as professional clothing and evening wear (think dresses, suits, etc.). 

Experts recommend that you also hang:

  • Pants: Slacks, khakis, and even chinos stay wrinkle-free while on a closet rack.
  • Skirts: Like fancy dresses, flowy gowns and linen skirts should always be hung inside your closet.
  • Jackets and coats: You're not racking these items because they'll wrinkle; you're hanging them up because they're too bulky for the dresser!

Let Louisiana Custom Closets Upgrade Your Custom Closet

The fold vs. hang debate is crucial—just not for those with custom closets. After all, if you have the space to store clothes as intended, you won’t have to think twice about optimal storage. You’ll be able to put items away how, when, and where you like! 

With Louisiana Custom Closets, you can have a custom closet installed within a matter of weeks. We have been matching closets to wardrobes since 2003. We specialize in thoughtful, elegant, personalized closet designs for homes all over the Alabama Gulf Coast and Florida Panhandle

At Louisiana Custom Closets, we don't just meet customer needs; we’re here to exceed all expectations! Call us at 985-871-0810, submit a contact form, or visit our manufacturing facility at 13405 Seymour Meyers Boulevard, Suite #24, Covington, LA, 70433.