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Tame your T-shirts by folding them into thirds and arranging them folded-end up in the drawer, rather than flat (this is an overhead view). Metal bookends, painted blue and outfitted with rubber surface protectors, hold the shirts upright, letting you see each one.

Comments (16)

Martha Stewart Member
April 30, 2011
The only drawback I see is that you can't easily see the prints of your t-shirts this way.
Martha Stewart Member
April 26, 2011
how clever
Martha Stewart Member
April 25, 2011
Main reason not given in her explanation which is that you can see all your t-shirts at once and since they are all different in the front you can easily find what one you are looking for. I have been doing this for years- read it in a get organized article. The bookends I think is a great idea. Try it you will see how great it is especially if you have a lot of t-shirts.
Martha Stewart Member
April 25, 2011
I fold t-shirts, sweaters, pajamas, etc. in half lengthwise and then roll them up. This saves space and reduces wrinkling.
Martha Stewart Member
April 25, 2011
I do something different. I have four boys in my household from M to XL. I fold in fourths. Fold shirt in half lengthwise, with sleeves together fold in laying on shirt. Fold shirt in half (hem to neck) and in half again. They stack in drawers neatly and almost look ironed when they boys put on! A short cut for me with on going laundry.
Martha Stewart Member
April 25, 2011
Again, How to fold into thirds (my t-shirts are XL): 1 Lay shirt face down, 2 fold arms in, 3 fold bottom up 1/3, 4 repeat #3, 5 fold right in 1/3, 6 fold left in 1/3. Viola - folded in 1/3s and neat. I might try this since it would probably let me put more t's in a drawer.
Martha Stewart Member
April 25, 2011
How to fold into thirds (works well
Martha Stewart Member
April 25, 2011
Folding in 1/3rds works only for very small T-shirts. Need to fold more times to make them manageable for anything larger. It does work then.
Martha Stewart Member
April 5, 2009
I finally got it...the book-end looked like it had a big piece of blue foam wrapped around the top, but it's actually the book-end painted blue. Looks like it might work pretty well, could work for magazines, etc., too.
Martha Stewart Member
April 5, 2009
Sounds like it could get a bit cumbersome as you try to add freshly laundered shirts to the stack and they topple over.
Martha Stewart Member
April 5, 2009
I didn't get it at first. The initial photo doesn't note it's looking down in a drawer. I thought it was looking at the shelf.
Martha Stewart Member
April 5, 2009
Oops, I see you got your answer. :-)
Martha Stewart Member
April 5, 2009
What don't you understand? I have tried this, but used inexpensive IKEA bookends, and I like how I can know see all my tank tops at once.
Martha Stewart Member
April 5, 2009
It took me a bit as well. The picture is looking down into the drawer. The tee's are standing up with the bookends holding them straight so you can see them. I like this and I plan on trying it.
Martha Stewart Member
April 5, 2009
oh i see you put the tshirts vertical instead of horizontal! neat idea!
Martha Stewart Member
April 5, 2009
uhmm..i don't understand.. can somebody help?