Wednesday, August 18, 2010

How To: Fold Your Towels Hotel-Style

Lately, I've been asking myself if I have any skills to share. I have learned a lot and gained great ideas reading other blogs.

These are just a few ideas I've gotten recently. Genius, I tell you.
-homemade play oven
-feeding your toddler
-decorating your nursery on a budget
-Using cloth diapers (I don't, but I'm almost convinced)
-Homemade gift idea
-Pantry makeover

Sadly, however, I didn't think I had anything to share. Until I thought of this. Just don't get too excited, it's not as great as any of the above.

I know how to fold towels like they do in hotels. Not the fancy hotels, the regular run-of-the-mill ones. If you came here thinking I was going to show you how to turn your towels into graceful swans you are going to leave bitterly disappointed. Perhaps you already know this trick. If you do, I'm sure this post is a "duh" for you. But, I didn't discover this until I was about 20. So, I am guessing that there may be someone out there who does not know how to do this yet.

Just look at the difference between the regularly-folded towel and the hotel-folded towel. I think that little things like this can make a difference in the feel of our homes. It even takes almost the same amount of time.

By the way, the photos I took of the towels are precious. While I was loading them on my computer, Laney decided to stand up unassisted and then squat and stand back up for approximately 10 seconds. I grabbed my camera and then realized that the memory card was in the computer. Hopefully I can get a reenactment later.

Enough rambling. Here is how to do it.

1. Lay out your towel lengthwise

2. Fold in one long side to the middle. Repeat for the other side.

3. Fold it over in half and magic! You can hang it on a rack this way, or fold again to store. Stacking towels that have been folded this way look delicious.

And to show you the difference one more time:

I think we all have skills that we can share. Sure, they might not be as amazingly creative as designing a play kitchen for our children, but I bet that someone would find them useful. What skills do you have?


  1. Cute blog. Love your sense of humor. Now following you.

    Karen @

  2. Oh that is much more easy on the eyes! I have really ugly towels so maybe if I do this they will look a little better, haha! I love to fold the ends of the toliet paper to make a triangle-end like they do in hotels! :)

  3. This is awesome! I'm horrible at folding towels!!

    Also - wanted to tell you that I subscribe to your feed & it is a full feed. Full feeds are usually offered automatically without you having to do anything. You have to actually know how to make it partial or not offer one at all.

  4. Karen- Thanks!

    Jamie- Haha. My towels are really ugly too. That was my best. It does make them look better.

    Cameron- Thanks for checking that.

  5. hey, that's me up there! thanks for the link up livy!! :D


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