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6 Tips On How To Fold Underwear

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By: Neda Shamsdiba

A box full of neatly folded black WAMA hemp underwear using best practices for how to fold underwear.

 

Okay, folding is no one's favorite thing to do, so chances are you probably don’t want to fold your underwear. But you should! From saving time and space, to as fans of Marie Kondo would say, literally changing your life, folding your underwear can do a lot more than you might think. So here’s how to fold underwear for all your favorite sustainable underwear.

 

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WHY MASTER THE ART OF HOW TO FOLD UNDERWEAR?

It’s easy to mindlessly throw your underwear into a drawer and call it a day, but the benefits of taking a few extra minutes to learn how to fold underwear might be more than you expect.

Folding your underwear can:

  • Save Time: Underwear is the first item of clothing you put on when you get dressed, and digging around for the right pair is time-consuming and frustrating.
  • Save Space: Underwear, even boxers, don’t consist of a ton of fabric, but you’d be amazed at how much less space they take up when they’re folded the right way.
  • Help You Ditch Unwanted Underwear: When your underwear is organized and neat, you’ll notice which pairs you never wear, so you can figure what to do with old underwear, in an eco-friendly way, of course.  
  • Make Packing Better: When you know how to roll your underwear, you can fit so much more in your luggage, and it’ll actually stay organized and neat wherever you go.
  • Reduce Wrinkles: Folded underwear means fewer wrinkles, so whether you’re the only one seeing them or not, you’ll be a lot more put together down there.
  • Provide The Health Benefits Of Organization: Folding your underwear is a way to be more organized, and there are a lot of science-backed benefits to organization like reduced stress and depression, improved eating habits, enhanced productivity, and more.

So, ready to learn how to fold underwear the best way? Let’s go.  

 

Beautiful young woman posing in black bra and pulling at the waistband sides of her black WAMA hemp thong.

 

6 Tips On How To Fold Underwear

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HOW TO FOLD PANTIES

Thongs, bikinis, hipsters, and boy shorts probably seem like the most annoying underwear pieces to fold because they’re so tiny. But it’s crazy how much learning how to fold panties (even the smallest ones) can transform your drawer or suitcase.

And if you’re using any of these folding methods to pack for a trip or an adventure, make sure to store your favorite undies in our antibacterial hemp pouch, to keep everything even more organized, safe, and clean.

Here are the best methods for how to fold underwear like thongs, bikinis, hipsters, and boy shorts:

 

1. THE PERFECT LITTLE SQUARE

First up on how to fold panties and underwear is the square style, or as some people call it the KonMari folding method. This is one of the easiest and fastest ways to fold and store your underwear, so it’s perfect no matter how much you may loathe folding.


STEP 1:

Black WAMA Hemp bikini placed face down on a wooden surface ready for folding.

Start with your underwear on a flat surface, with the front side facing down and the crotch end closest to you.


STEP 2:

Black WAMA Hemp bikini face down on a wooden surface, partially folded with the crotch folded up towards the waistband.

Smooth your underwear out and fold the crotch up to meet the top, so that it lines up with the waistband.


STEP 3:

Black WAMA Hemp bikini face down on a wooden surface, with the crotch folded up and right side folded in towards the center.

Fold each side of the waistband in towards the center, starting with one side.

 

Neatly folded Black WAMA Hemp bikini on a wooden surface, folded using tips for how to fold panties.

Then the other side, making a little square or rectangle.


STEP 4:

Neatly folded Black WAMA Hemp bikini on a wooden surface, folded using tips for how to fold panties.

Flip your panties over, and they’re ready to store. This folding method is perfect for saving space by stacking underwear or filing underwear away vertically.

 

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2. THE SIMPLE ROLL

Now that you know how to fold panties into a square, it’s time to master how to roll underwear, starting with the simple roll. I promise this is way, way easier than making even the simplest sushi roll.


STEP 1:

Black WAMA Hemp hipster placed face up on a wooden surface, in preparation for how to roll underwear.

Lay your underwear on a flat surface, with the front side facing up, and the crotch side closest to you.


STEP 2:

Black WAMA Hemp hipster face up on a wooden surface, partially folded with the right side folded in towards the center.

Smooth your underwear out with your hands to avoid any wrinkling, and then fold one side of the waistband in towards the center.

 

Black WAMA Hemp hipster on a wooden surface, partially folded with the right and left sides folded in towards the center.

And then the other side, so that they overlap.


STEP 3:

Woman using hands to roll Black WAMA Hemp hipster waistband towards the crotch area on a wooden surface.

Then start rolling the waistband towards the crotch area. Try to keep your roll as tight as you can!

 

Black WAMA Hemp Hipster neatly rolled using tips for how to roll underwear.

When you’re done, you should have a neat and tight underwear roll ready to store. The simple roll doesn’t stay together as great as the next folding method, but it’s a fast way to save space in your underwear drawer.

 

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3. THE ROLL AND TUCK

The roll and tuck takes learning how to roll underwear to the next level, creating a more compact underwear roll that won’t come apart.


STEP 1:

Black WAMA Hemp bikini placed face down and upside down on a wooden surface, ready for folding.

Lay your underwear on a flat surface in front of you, face down, and upside down (so the waistband should be the part closest to you).


STEP 2:

Black WAMA Hemp bikini on a wooden surface, with the waistband part partially rolled up towards the crotch area.

Smooth your underwear out with your hand, so it’s wrinkle-free, and then start tightly rolling the waistband in towards the crotch, but not all the way (three or four rolls should do the trick).


STEP 3:

Partially rolled Black WAMA Hemp bikini on a wooden surface, face up with unrolled crotch area facing camera.

Once you’re done rolling, flip your underwear over (now the bit of unrolled crotch should be closest to you).


STEP 4:

Partially rolled black WAMA Hemp bikini face up with crotch area unrolled, and right waistband folded in towards center.

Fold each side of the waistband in towards the center, so they overlap each other. Start with folding one side.

 

Partially rolled black WAMA Hemp bikini, with crotch area unrolled, and both waistband sides folded in towards the center.

Then fold the other side.

 

Black WAMA Hemp bikini folded into a compact roll on a wooden surface.

Then fold the crotch over to line up with the top of the bundle.


STEP 5:

Woman’s hands holding black WAMA Hemp bikini that’s folded into a compact roll, ready to tuck waistband over the rolled fabric.

At this point, you should have a little pocket created on the backside of your underwear roll, where your index fingers should be.

Tuck one index finger under each side of the waistband, and keep one thumb on each side of the other fabric. Use your index fingers to push the waistband towards you as your thumbs push the rest of the fabric down and away.

Keep tucking the fabric into the waistband using your index fingers and thumbs, until you can’t push anymore!

 

Black WAMA Hemp bikini neatly and compactly rolled and tucked using tips for how to roll underwear.

When you’re done, you’re left with a perfectly tucked roll that won’t come apart until you’re ready to put on your undies.

This method is a little harder than the simple roll, but after a few tries, it becomes a pretty quick organization hack.

On top of keeping your drawers organized, this method for how to roll underwear is perfect for traveling because it won’t come apart, no matter how much turbulence your luggage goes through.

Now that you know how to fold panties, it’s time to move on to undies with a bit more fabric.

 

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Handsome young man relaxing on a beige couch and wearing a white tank top and green WAMA hemp boxer briefs.

 

 

HOW TO FOLD MENS UNDERWEAR

Mastering how to fold boxer briefs, boxers, trunks, and briefs, generally involves a little more work, because you’re working with more material, but it’s still a quick and easy organization fix.

 

4. THE PERFECT BIGGER SQUARE

The easiest and fastest way to save space in your underwear drawer or suitcase for boxer briefs, boxers, trunks, and briefs is by folding them into a neat square. This is similar to the perfect little square or the KonMari section from above, but with a twist for the extra fabric.


STEP 1:

Black WAMA Hemp boxers placed face up on a wooden surface, ready for folding.

Lay your underwear on a flat surface, face-up, with the crotch section closest to you, and run your hands over it to make sure it’s smooth and wrinkle-free.


STEP 2:

Black WAMA Hemp boxers placed face up on a wooden surface, with the left leg folded in towards the center.

Grab the left leg (or side) of your underwear and fold it into the middle of your underwear.

 

Black WAMA Hemp boxers placed face up on a wooden surface, with the left and right legs folded in towards the center.

Then fold the right leg (or side) over the left side that you just folded in, so you’re left with a nice rectangle.


STEP 3:

Black WAMA Hemp boxers on a wooden surface, with both legs folded in towards the center and bottom crotch fabric folded up.

Tuck in any extra fabric or flared sides from the crotch, then take the crotch side of the underwear, and fold it ⅓ of the way up towards the waistband.


STEP 4:

Neatly folded Black WAMA Hemp boxers on a wooden surface, folded using tips for how to fold men’s underwear.

Take the section you just folded ⅓ of the way up, and fold it up one more time until it meets the waistband.

When you’re done, your square or rectangle might not be completely flat because of all the fabric, especially with boxers, but you’ll have neatly folded underwear that’s perfect for stacking.

Whether you like hemp briefs, hemp trunks, hemp boxer briefs, or hemp boxers, this folding method will save you so much room in your underwear drawer or suitcase!

 

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5. THE TUCKED SQUARE

Learning how to fold boxer briefs, boxers, trunks, and briefs into a square is the perfect first step in organizing your underwear drawer. But if you want a more compact folding method that’s better for travel, you just need to make a small adjustment.


STEP 1:

Black WAMA hemp trunks placed face up on a wooden surface, ready to be folded.

Place your underwear on a flat surface, face-up, with the crotch section closest to you, and smooth out the fabric with your hands.


STEP 2:

Black WAMA hemp trunks face up on a wooden surface with the left leg folded in towards the center.

Grab the left leg (or side) of your underwear and fold it into the middle of your underwear.

 

 Black WAMA hemp trunks face up on a wooden surface with the left and right legs folded in towards the center.

Then fold the right leg (or side) over the left side that you just folded in, so you’re left with a nice rectangle.


STEP 3:

Black WAMA hemp trunks on a wooden surface with both legs folded in towards the center and waistband folded halfway down.

Fold the waistband side of the underwear halfway down towards the leg openings or crotch.


STEP 4:

Black WAMA hemp trunks on a wooden surface folded into a tucked square, with crotch area tucked into the waistband.

Take the bottom part (leg openings or crotch) of the underwear in one hand, while holding the waistband open with the other hand, and tuck the bottom part into the waistband.

 

Neat and compact folded Black WAMA hemp trunks on a wooden surface, folded using tips for how to fold men’s underwear.

Flip your underwear over, so the waistband part is face down, and you’re ready to store or pack!

 

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6. THE RANGER/ARMY ROLL

This method for how to roll underwear will save you the most room, and keep your underwear folded, no matter how much it moves. The ranger/army roll is so effective that it’s a common folding technique used in the military and army to stay organized and conserve space.

There are two ways to start the ranger or army roll, and it’s either about preference or the waistband of the underwear you’re rolling. This method has the most steps, but you’ve got this!


STEP 1:

Black WAMA hemp boxer briefs placed face up on a wooden surface, ready to be folded.

Lay your underwear on a flat surface, face-up, with the crotch section closest to you, and smooth out any wrinkles.


STEP 2:

Black WAMA hemp boxer briefs placed face up on a wooden surface, with the waistband folded inside out and down.

Then flip the waistband and pull it down about two inches so you can see the inner fabric (as if you’re about to turn the underwear inside out).


STEP 3:

Black WAMA hemp boxer briefs on a wooden surface, with the waistband folded inside out and down, and left leg folded into center.

Take the left leg (or side) of your underwear and fold it towards the middle.

 

Black WAMA hemp boxer briefs on wooden surface, with waistband folded inside out and down, and both legs folded into center.

Then take the right leg (or side) of the underwear and fold it over the left side. Smooth out the fabric, so you're left with a rectangle.


STEP 4:

Woman using hands to roll crotch part of folded Black WAMA hemp boxer briefs up towards waistband on a wooden surface.

Grab the bottom of the underwear (leg openings or crotch) and roll it up toward the waistband. Keep your roll as tight as you can!


STEP 5:

Woman’s hands holding rolled  Black WAMA hemp boxer brief, using index fingers and thumbs to tuck fabric into waistband.

This last step is similar to the roll and tuck method from our how to fold panties section.

Hold the rolled part of your underwear with one index finger tucked under each end of the waistband, and your thumbs on the other side of the fabric. Push the waistband up and towards you with your index fingers, while pushing the rest of the fabric down with your thumbs.

Keep doing this until all of the rolled underwear has been tucked into the elastic waistband.

 

Black WAMA hemp boxer brief neatly and compactly folded into army/ranger roll using tips for how to roll underwear.

This will be the end result. With this method, you can quickly turn a bunch of fabric into a compact roll that won’t come apart!

 

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Hemp Boxer Briefs

The Most Comfortable Pair of

Men's Underwear

 

 

CONCLUSION

I know folding your underwear seems like a pretty trivial concept, but it really does make life a whole lot easier, and organizing your underwear might just send you on a whole home organization and decluttering mission!

From getting dressed faster to taking better care of your favorite hemp underwear and becoming an expert packer, learning how to fold underwear the right way, is a quick and simple way to live better.

What’s your favorite decluttering/organization hack? Share it below!

 

 


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