How To Fold and Store Your Underwear Properly

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Does this sound familiar? You're rummaging through your underwear drawer only to find yourself facing a tangled mess of crumpled fabric. You need to get dressed ASAP, but you can’t find a pair of socks that match or a bralette and briefs that go together like you want them to. It’s a basic fashion emergency when it comes to our basics. 

If you know this battle well or are a die-hard organizer, you know that neatly putting away your underwear properly can make all the difference. 

And yet, in the chaos of everyday life, it can be easy to forget about our intimates — until we need them! Keep reading for some helpful tips on how to fold and store your underwear the right way so that it stays organized and ready for when you need it. 

Why It's Important To Fold Your Underwear

It's a skill that often gets overlooked, but knowing how to fold underwear properly is essential for keeping your drawers organized. If you’re like us, you want to be living our lives rather than rooting around for our lucky pair of undies. There are so many TV shows to watch, yoga classes to go to, dogs to pet, etc., etc. 

Ultimately, it’s not just about having a more organized drawer — there are other perks of knowing how to fold your undies. Let's take a closer look at the importance of learning how to fold underwear properly. 

More Space for Your Stuff

Folding your underwear can make all the difference in the world when it comes to saving space in your drawers. When folded, items like underwear and socks don't become jumbled up or disorganized: They stay compact, which means you can fit more pairs into one drawer. 

Pro Tip: Looking for even more room-saving ideas? Invest in slim organizers that fit inside your drawers, use vertical storage solutions, and stack items on top of each other instead of side-by-side. 

Keeps Clothing Neat and Tidy 

Not only does folding your underwear save space, but it also keeps your things spick-and-span too. When folded correctly, undergarments will look much more orderly than when shoved into an overstuffed drawer. This is especially important if you're someone who likes to show off their clothing collection with an open wardrobe or chest of drawers — folding ensures everything looks well-kept and presentable. 

When clothes are carefully folded, it makes getting dressed much more manageable since everything is already organized for you.

Promotes Longevity

Folding underwear isn't only about keeping your drawers tidy; it's also about taking good care of your clothes. When folded properly, you can fit more items in each drawer and avoid having them get wrinkled or stretched out from being piled on top of each other. 

Proper folding helps keep colors vibrant and fabric looking new longer. So while folding your underwear may seem tedious, it really pays off in the long run.

In addition to folding your underwear, be sure to opt for high-quality fabric like our TENCEL™ Modal to ensure longevity. Made from sustainable beechwood — it's twice as soft as cotton, temperature regulating, and certified biodegradable. 

Five Methods To Fold Your Underwear

Whether you're looking for a way to keep your drawers neat or want to add extra pizzazz to your morning wardrobe routine, here are five methods to help you fold your underwear: 

The Traditional Fold Method

This is the classic folding technique that most people are familiar with.

To do this, lay your underwear flat on a surface. Fold each side in towards the center until all four corners meet in the middle. (You may want to use your hands or a ruler to get crisp edges.) Then, simply stack them neatly in the drawer, and you're good to go.

The Bundle Method

If you want something a bit more decorative than traditional folding and rolling techniques, the bundle method might be perfect for you. Start by gathering all pairs of matching underwear (think bras or boxers and briefs). 

Then take one pair and tie each leg hole together with either a hair tie or ribbon (or any other material you have lying around). Do this with as many pairs as needed until all of your matching sets are bundled together nicely. When done correctly, these bundles will look almost like tiny bouquets sitting pretty in your drawers! 

The Roll Method 

Rolling your underwear is the simplest method.

To do this, simply lay out each pair of underwear flat on top of each other and roll them up from the bottom. This method creates small cylindrical bundles that can easily fit in any size drawer without taking up much space. Plus, it's also really easy to grab just one pair at a time when you need it. 

The Vertical Method 

This method involves folding the undies lengthwise in thirds before stacking them vertically in your drawer. This is perfect if you have a deep drawer or plenty of room in your underwear drawer — you can stack several pairs at once and still have plenty of room left over for other items like socks or bras.  

The Fan Method 

If you're looking for a fun way to organize your underwear, try the fan method. Start by laying out a pair of briefs flat on top of each other as if they were one piece of fabric.

Then fold them back and forth like an accordion until they are tight enough that they stay together when standing upright. Place them all standing together in one corner of the drawer for a beautiful display that won't take up too much space.

Types of Storage Solutions for Underwear

When it comes to underwear storage solutions, there are plenty of options to choose from, depending on your needs and available space.

Here are some of the most popular choices:

Drawer Dividers

These dividers can be used in any dresser drawer, allowing you to create an organized system for storing your undies. This is a fab way to keep your underwear separate from the rest of your clothing. Drawer dividers come in a variety of sizes and materials, so you can find the perfect fit for just about any drawer.

Hanging Organizers

If you have limited space, a hanging organizer is perfect for keeping all your underwear in one place. Simply hang it on the back of a door or wall and store away! This is a particularly handy method if you don’t have a traditional closet


Using shelves is another way to store your underwear. You can hang them on the wall or stand them up in a corner, giving you plenty of room to store your undies and keep everything organized.

Storage Boxes

Whether it's plastic or fabric, storage boxes are great for keeping smaller items like socks and underwear together. Storage boxes can be bought in bulk or thrifted. You can even reuse shoe boxes or gift boxes for a simple method that focuses on the second R — reduce, REUSE, recycle! Sustainable fashion can go beyond what we actually wear.

Different Styles of Underwear 

Now that you know how to properly care for your underwear, let's go over a few styles to consider, shall we? Whether you're looking for something comfy and supportive or a bit more daring, there's an underwear option that's perfect for you. 


Briefs are a classic style of underwear, typically made from cotton and offering full coverage. Known for their comfortable fit, supportive design, and breathability, these undies are the ideal choice for everyday wear. 

Opt for a pair made to move and fit comfortably — like the Iconic Briefs. Super soft with the right amount of support, we took a staple and made it an icon.


Boy Shorts

Boy shorts are a modern take on the classic brief, offering full coverage in the front and back with shorter sides. They're designed to keep everything in place while still looking super stylish — perfect for when you want to look and feel your best. 

For unparalleled comfort, shop from our inventory of high-quality Boy Shorts. Made with soft fabric and a silky waistband, these undies are second to none.  


Boxers are a relaxed-fitting style of underwear with an elastic waistband and open fly that provides extra room in the front and back. They come in short and long versions and offer unparalleled breathability. 

If you love boxers and briefs, there’s no need to have to pick only one. Try Boxer Briefs for the middle section of the Venn diagram you were hoping for. 

A Final Word

No matter which technique you choose (traditional folding, rolling up, or bundling), folding and storing your underwear can help keep everything tidy without taking too much effort or time out of your day. 

So go ahead and give one of these methods a try — we guarantee it will bring more order into your life. Having an organized drawer full of colorful, well-fitting undies gives us all something to smile about during these times when we all could use a little pick-me-up. 

Happy organizing!


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