I’m not sure if you’ve noticed from the photos of me here on my blog, but I tend to wear a lot of sweaters. Over the past few years, I’ve definitely developed somewhat of a fixation on cardigans specifically. I might have a few of them… okay, so it’s more than a few! ;-) But today’s post isn’t just about sweaters in general, it’s about solving an annoying, yet common sweater storage problem.
Since I didn’t like digging through dressers or searching through piles of clothes to find a particular sweater, I started hanging them up in my closet. But unfortunately, keeping them on hangers presented a whole other problem! Some of my favorite sweaters started developing those unsightly “hanger bumps” on the shoulders. I knew I had to find a solution, and fast!
A few years ago, I was perusing the web when I came across a very intriguing sweater-folding method. I knew at once that I’d found the solution I was searching for! I just call it “hang-folding,” for lack of a better name, and it has saved many of my sweaters from meeting the same lumpy, bumpy fate as my others sweaters had.
Hang-folding your sweaters is one of the easiest ways to avoid unsightly “bumps” and stretched-out sweaters. It’s quick, easy, and it makes it much easier to see all your sweaters at once and select the one you want to wear! Here’s how to do it.
How To Hang-Fold Your Sweaters
Step 1: Fold your sweater in half with the sleeves together.
Step 2: Place the hanger like this, with the hook in the arm pit.
Step 3: Fold the body of the sweater at the waist over one side of the hanger.
Step 4: Fold the sleeves over the other side of the hanger.
Now give yourself a big pat on the back, because you’ve just mastered the art of hang-folding a sweater! :-)
If you have limited drawer space or don’t like digging through piles of clothes, give this trick a try! It’s sure to come in handy when you start storing your sweaters away in the coming weeks as the weather warms up!
Side note: You might have noticed all my sweaters look quite similar. That’s because they are. :-) I have tried a lot of different cardigans over the years, but the Caryn sweater (long sleeve) and the Clare sweater (3/4 length sleeve) from J Crew Factory are my all time favorites. They come in great colors, they’re nice and soft, and if you wash them on the gentle cycle and air dry them, they stay beautiful for a long time! And by sheer coincidence they are on sale right now for 50% off. Plus, you can get an extra 15% off if you sign-up for their email list. I bet you can’t guess where I am headed?!? ;-)