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How to fold chunky sweaters so they stay perfectly stacked

It's finally time to break out the cute sweaters that feel so comfy and cozy! But finding the space to store those chunky knits can definitely be a struggle.

There's arguably nothing more frustrating than folding a stack of sweaters only to have it topple over and fall into a mess minutes later. There's a fix for that and it all has to do with how you fold.

Lifestyle expert Elizabeth Mayhew shared her preferred method of folding with TODAY that will not only allow enough room for your sweaters, but also keep them neat and perfectly stacked. Your newly organized drawers will be the envy of all your friends.

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Here's the easiest way to fold a chunky sweater:

1. Lay sweater flat, front side down.

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TODAY Digital: Lifestyle expert Elizabeth Mayhew demonstrates how to fold, hang and organize the difficult items in your closet.

2. Fold one arm into the center.

3. Fold the other arm into the center.

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TODAY Digital: Lifestyle expert Elizabeth Mayhew demonstrates how to fold, hang and organize the difficult items in your closet.

4. Fold sweater in half horizontally. Pro tip: If you're folding a longer sweater, fold the bottom part up a quarter of the way before folding the sweater in half.

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TODAY Digital: Lifestyle expert Elizabeth Mayhew demonstrates how to fold, hang and organize the difficult items in your closet.

5. Turn it right side up and repeat with the rest of your sweaters.

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TODAY Digital: Lifestyle expert Elizabeth Mayhew demonstrates how to fold, hang and organize the difficult items in your closet.

While this trick might leave your sweaters folded wider than your original method, you'll actually be able to fit more sweaters in the stack because they won't be as bulky.

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