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The best way to fold a shirt: Try this magazine hack

by Jordan Muto / / Source: TODAY

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There's something so disappointing about pulling out a dress shirt for work in the morning only to find a wrinkled mess. Let's be honest, who wants to start their day with ironing?

However, there's actually a quick fix for those of us who often find ourselves in this situation. Lifestyle expert Elizabeth Mayhew shared her easy trick for folding a dress shirt so that it's perfectly crisp and wrinkle-free. All you need is a magazine (yes, you heard correctly) and to follow a few simple steps and your shirts will look like they're on display at your favorite store.

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Here's how you do it:

1. Lay the shirt flat with the front side facing the table.

Stay organized: How to fold a dress shirt
TODAY Digital: Lifestyle expert Elizabeth Mayhew demonstrates how to fold, hang and organize the difficult items in your closet.Samantha Okazaki / TODAY

2. Center a magazine on the backside of the shirt.

Stay organized: How to fold a dress shirt
TODAY Digital: Lifestyle expert Elizabeth Mayhew demonstrates how to fold, hang and organize the difficult items in your closet.Samantha Okazaki / TODAY

3. Fold one side of the shirt in a straight line over the magazine.

4. Fold the sleeve back on itself.

Stay organized: How to fold a dress shirt
TODAY Digital: Lifestyle expert Elizabeth Mayhew demonstrates how to fold, hang and organize the difficult items in your closet.Samantha Okazaki / TODAY

5. Fold the other side of the shirt in a straight line over the magazine to meet the other side.

6. Fold second sleeve back on itself.

Stay organized: How to fold a dress shirt
TODAY Digital: Lifestyle expert Elizabeth Mayhew demonstrates how to fold, hang and organize the difficult items in your closet.Samantha Okazaki / TODAY

7. Fold bottom of the shirt in half to meet top of the shoulder.

Stay organized: How to fold a dress shirt
TODAY Digital: Lifestyle expert Elizabeth Mayhew demonstrates how to fold, hang and organize the difficult items in your closet.Samantha Okazaki / TODAY

8. Slide magazine out and flip shirt right side up.

Stay organized: How to fold a dress shirt
TODAY Digital: Lifestyle expert Elizabeth Mayhew demonstrates how to fold, hang and organize the difficult items in your closet.Samantha Okazaki / TODAY

Be sure to share this trick with your friends on Pinterest. They'll definitely thank you later!

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