If you are like me, you want to spend as little time folding clothes as possible. In retail stores, they speed up the process by using a folding board. A simple hinged board dramatically reduces the time that it takes to fold a shirt while maintaining a perfectly uniform fold. To implement this brilliant idea in my own home, I designed a simple DIY shirt folding board out of cardboard and duct tape.
Step 1: Materials
The only tools that you will need are a sharp knife (such as a box cutter) and a ruler/yardstick (optional).
Step 2: Cut the Cardboard to Size
Measure and mark the outline of six rectangles of your chosen size. Then carefully cut them out with your knife. Try to keep the sides as even as possible.
Step 3: Tape the Panels Together
On both the front and back sides, tape each of the panels on the top row to each of the panels that are adjacent to it as shown in the picture. Then your shirt folding folding board is complete!
Step 4: Use the Folding Board
1. Place a shirt face down centered on the board.
2. Fold one side panel over and back.
3. Fold the other side panel over and back.
4. Fold the bottom center panel up and back.
If all went well, you should have a perfectly folded shirt in a fraction of the time.