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How to Fold Men's Shorts

Order in the house starts with organized drawers.
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"A place for everything, and everything in its place." So said housekeeping expert Isabella Beeton in 1861. Just about everything has changed since then -- including your laundry and how you do it -- but tidy dresser drawers and neatly folded clothing within them make life easier. Sort shorts into boxer, athletic and casual to start the folding routine.

Separate the boxer shorts into one pile, the athletic shorts into another pile and the casual shorts into another pile.

Fold the boxer shorts first. Hold the shorts in front at the crotch and tuck in the crotch area. Holding the shorts firmly by the waistband, flick the shorts once to straighten them and then lay them down onto a flat surface.

Fold the crotch area of the shorts 1/3 of the way toward the center and crease the fold. Fold the other side of the shorts 1/3 of the way over toward the center and crease the fold so the shorts are now in thirds.

Fold the top waistband down 1/3 of the way. Fold the bottom edge of the shorts up 1/3 of the way. Neaten the small square and place it into the drawer, using the drawer organizer to keep it in place.

Repeat steps 3 through 5 to fold the remaining boxer shorts, the athletic shorts and the casual shorts in the same way.

Place all the boxer shorts together, all the athletic shorts together, and all the casual shorts together in the drawers.


  • Place drawer organizers into the dresser drawers if you desire. Drawer organizers separate dresser drawers into smaller sections and make it easier to keep dresser drawers neat. Set up a folding table at a regular spot near where you do laundry. A comfortable height and established place will make the routine easier.

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