How To Fold a Dress Shirt for Packing

How To Fold a Dress Shirt for Packing
Whether on a trip for business or leisure, travelers may choose to fold and pack one or more dress shirts for wear during meetings, nice dinners, or visits to sacred landmarks. When packing a dress shirt for travel, fold it to minimize wrinkles so that you can wear it right away upon reaching your destination, without laundering or ironing.

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Step 1
Button all of the buttons on the dress shirt.
Step 2
Lay the shirt on a flat service with the back facing up. Use your hand to smooth the shirt out so that it's as flat as possible without wrinkles.
Step 3
Fold the arms over the back beginning approximately two inches toward the center from the shoulders so that they meet in the back of the shirt, overlapping as necessary.
Step 4
Fold the tail third of the shirt up to cover the bottom of the sleeves.
Step 5
Fold the head third of the shirt down to cover the rest of the sleeves and the tail end of the shirt, creating a small square from the shirt.

Tips & Warnings

 
Pack your dress shirts and other clothing so that thicker edges of one garment overlap onto the thinner edges of another garment, fitting together so that they fill all the free spaces in the suitcase. Purchase wrinkle-free or wrinkle-resistant dress shirts if possible. Although they may still wrinkle in packing, the wrinkles will fall out more quickly once you arrive and show less on those shirts.
 
Pack your dress shirts and other clothing so that thicker edges of one garment overlap onto the thinner edges of another garment, fitting together so that they fill all the free spaces in the suitcase. Purchase wrinkle-free or wrinkle-resistant dress shirts if possible. Although they may still wrinkle in packing, the wrinkles will fall out more quickly once you arrive and show less on those shirts.
 
If you choose to check luggage on an airplane, carry a carry-on packed with at least one change of clothes and any essential items such as medication, in case your checked luggage gets lost.
 
If you choose to check luggage on an airplane, carry a carry-on packed with at least one change of clothes and any essential items such as medication, in case your checked luggage gets lost.

Article Written By Andrea Lott

Andrea Lott is a career writer, performer and educator with an educational background in theater, classical studies and comedy. Her writing credits include articles, marketing materials and scripts. Lott studied theater and classical studies at IUPUI, and comedy writing and improv at Second City in Chicago.

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