Should You Fold Or Hang Sweaters? Find Out!

Although the way you choose to store your clothes mainly comes down to personal preference, there are still some mysterious judgment calls that could plague us all. For example, the sweater conundrum. Do you need to fold sweaters or hang them? We have all wondered what’s the right way to store our sweaters and it can often be difficult to choose. No one likes wrinkled cardigans or stretched out pullovers! Lucky for us, there are experts who have an answer to these kinds of conundrums. As it turns out, there are a couple of schools of thought out there when it comes to folding and/or hanging sweaters. There are also tips to avoid the dreaded wrinkling if you choose to fold your sweaters and tips to avoid the equally dreaded stretching if you go the hanging route. There are always hacks to make your clothing storage a little easier.  The general consensus, as fate would have it, is that sweaters are meant to be folded. Angora, cashmere, and wool will stretch when hung- hence, it’s always best to fold your sweaters in order to keep them in shape. If you’re looking for a mode of folding that is particularly space-efficient, you can follow the popular KonMari method. This recommends a folding/rolling system that can even make the bulkiest of sweaters into tidy and aesthetically-pleasing rectangles.  Although, if you’re still stuck to the idea of storing your sweaters on hangers, there’s hope.  Hangers are known for stretching materials like cashmere (especially in the form of those misshapen dents on the shoulders), but there are a few ways around it. Fold your sweater in half before hanging it instead of putting the hanger through the shoulders. Another option is a certain folding/hanging hybrid that could just work great for most of your sweaters. This might involve a little bit of sweater origami, but it’s worth it. This is also a trick that is used by Hollywood costume designers to keep their designer clothes in top condition. First, you fold the sweater in half (lengthwise) and lay the hanger on top so the armpit is in the hook. Then, you fold the body and the sleeves over the hanger to make sure that the sweater is secure. Pretty cool, isn’t it? Whether you choose to hang or fold sweaters, it seems like there’s a little something for everyone out there. It probably comes down to whether you have a bigger closet or a bigger set of drawers.