Flip Fold Clothing Folding Board

by sciencestudent

The FlipFold clothing board is a must-have for every household -- especially if you happen to be a folding-inept bachelor like I once was

Have you ever walked through a mall and wondered how they folded those T-shirts so perfectly? So have I. It really is amazing how they get those creases so smooth.

In fact, I have spent ten minutes on one shirt before, just trying to get it to fold like it was when I bought it.

It turns out that I just didn't have the right tool

Folding Clothing Boards

The Same Thing They Use In Department Stores

These folding boards for clothes are so cool, and if you have never seen one before, I encourage you to check out the short videos I have loaded on the right.  

They go by a lot of names.  You've probably seen them advertised under names such as:

  • T-Shirt Folder
  • Flip Folder
  • Flip n Fold
  • Clothing Folding Board
  • Magic Folder

Whatever you want to call them -- or whatever folding brand you buy -- they all pretty much work the same.

Using a Folding Board

All you do is lay your shirt face-down on the folding board.  Then you flip one side, then the other and then, finally, the bottom folds up.  Its faster than folding by hand, and leaves you with a cleaner fold then most of us can create on our own.

Plus, you can use it on everything from shirts to pants to towels.

Because the device is so simple, some people have even tried making them out of cardboard boxes.  However if you can afford to buy one of these plastic ones, you will likely find that the trade-offs are worth it as they last longer, create less static and typically grip the clothes slightly better to keep them from sliding around as you fold. 

Nicely Folded Clothes

Probably the best thing about using a flip-folder is how nice your drawers look when you are done folding.  And, its simple and fun enough that you can use it to introduce your kids to the wonders of folding laundry -- without having to go through and refold everything once they are done. 

Spencer From The Big Bang Theory Folds Laundry

A Flip Fold Commercial

Geeking Out With Folded Laundry

Probably the biggest advertisement for these folding boards has been Spencer from the BigBang Theory (you can see the segment above).  And while you may be no geek, I'm sure you can appreciate nicely folded laundry.

A lot of men like myself will appreciate these boards.  However, that doesn't mean that the harried housewife can't enjoy them as well.  My wife (the other half of this writing duo) can fold professional-looking T-shirts everytime. I still don't know how she does it.

At least the next time you have company over you can impress them with how nicely your towels are folded.

Updated: 07/31/2012, sciencestudent
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sciencestudent on 04/09/2012

Yeah, I hope they paid him well. I think Sheldon has converted more people into Flip Folding lovers more than all of the infomercials out there!

Mladen on 04/08/2012

I just watched the episode of The Big Bang Theory where Sheldon uses this board. :)
This clothing folding board is some realy useful thing.

sciencestudent on 04/01/2012

Yeah, isn't it cool? Now I know how those department stores always make it so perfect!

katiem2 on 04/01/2012

Awesome, I love this clothing board, what a great way to fold clothes, thanks

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