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The best way to fold a shirt, in one perfect GIF

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Jam Kotenko


Posted on Jun 16, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 1:47 pm CDT

A lot of people actually enjoy laundry day. There’s something about purging the bodily juices absorbed by your clothes through water and fresh-scented cleaning agents that’s mildly satisfying. And the folding, oh, the folding! That’s the best part. Once you get into a rhythm, it becomes therapeutic.

Especially if you employ an expert method in apparel origami. Examine this wondrous GIF uploaded to Imgur by user DamianLeigh illustrating his expert folding skills that merely takes five seconds per tee:

Easiest way to fold a shirt

This post quickly went viral (as it should), garnering more than 14,000 points and 1 million views. And while we would like to praise DamianLeigh for giving us a skill we most certainly would like to perfect ourselves, this folding technique actually hails from Japan. Uploaded in 2006, the video below has racked up more than 6 million views. 

Go ahead and try it. I know I did.

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Photo via Ginny/Flickr (CC BY SA 2.0)

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*First Published: Jun 16, 2015, 8:11 pm CDT