Make Your Own Kids Shirt Folding Board for Super Cheap (Watch Video)

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Do you find yourself drowning in a mountain of laundry that desperately needs folding? I’m practically buried under clean clothes waiting to be neatly folded. It feels like a never-ending task, and it can easily consume hours of valuable time.

Recently, I started brainstorming ways to involve my eight-year-old in this chore. While she might not achieve the precision folding of an adult, she’s certainly old enough to lend a hand. I remembered using a laundry folding board in the past, but the standard size would be too large for her clothes and hands. So, why not create a kid-sized version? It’s a simple and cost-effective solution, requiring materials you probably already have at home. Let’s get started!

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • Cardboard boxes (bigger the better)
  • Duct Tape
  • Box Cutter
  • Ruler
  1. Lay your cardboard out on a flat surface that you can cut on.
    Don’t lay on your carpet or nice table! Cut out two rectangular pieces 7”x 20”. These will be your end pieces. Then cut out two smaller pieces 7.5” x 8” and 7.5” x 12”. These will be your middle pieces.
  2. Lay the two longer pieces along side the two smaller pieces.
    The 7.5”x 8” should be at the bottom middle and the 7.5″ x 12″ should be at the top middle.
  3. Use your duct tape to tape the 7.5”x 12” piece to each 7”x 20” pieces on the front and backside of your board.
    Then tape the bottom of the 7.5” x 12” to the 7.5″ x 8″. Make sure when you tape to leave about a half inch between the boards so they will easily move after they have been taped.
  4. Lay your kid’s shirt on the board face down.
  5. Flap one of the outside pieces in and then the other side.
  6. Pull your bottom flap up and you have a perfectly folded shirt!

Why should you use a shirt folder?

If your pile of fresh laundry has not convinced you of using a laundry folding board or you are still not sold on the idea of using a tshirt folder, then let us help you realize the benefits of using a folding board.

Using a shirt folding board offers numerous advantages, making the task of folding laundry quicker, more efficient, and even enjoyable. Here’s why incorporating a folding board into your laundry routine is a game-changer:

  1. Consistent Results
    With a folding board, you can achieve consistent and uniform folds every time. This ensures that your clothes not only look neat but also fit perfectly in your drawers or shelves, maximizing storage space.
  2. Time-Saving
    Folding shirts manually can be time-consuming, especially when faced with a large pile of laundry. A folding board streamlines the process, allowing you to fold shirts swiftly and efficiently, saving you precious time and energy.
  3. Ease of Use
    Whether you’re a seasoned laundry pro or just starting out, a folding board is incredibly easy to use. Simply place the shirt on the board, follow the folding guidelines, and voila! You’ll have a perfectly folded shirt in seconds.
  4. Kid-Friendly
    Introducing children to the folding process early on not only helps lighten your load but also teaches them valuable life skills. With a kid-sized folding board, children can actively participate in household chores, fostering independence and responsibility.
  5. Reduced Wrinkles
    Folding shirts neatly using a folding board helps minimize wrinkles, keeping your clothes looking fresh and wrinkle-free. This means less time spent ironing or steaming garments before wearing them, simplifying your morning routine.
  6. Space Optimization
    Neatly folded clothes take up less space in drawers and closets, allowing you to maximize storage capacity. By using a folding board, you can create uniform folds that stack neatly, optimizing your storage space and making it easier to locate specific items.
  7. Versatility
    While designed primarily for shirts, folding boards can also be used for folding other garments such as pants, towels, and linens. Their versatility makes them a valuable tool for organizing various types of laundry efficiently.

Incorporating a shirt folding board into your laundry routine isn’t just about tidying up clothes; it’s about streamlining your household chores and teaching valuable skills to your little ones. By embracing this simple yet effective tool, you’re not only ensuring consistent, wrinkle-free folds but also maximizing storage space and saving time in the process. From fostering independence in children to minimizing wrinkles and optimizing storage, the benefits of using a folding board are undeniable.

So why wait? Take the first step towards a more organized and efficient laundry routine today, and discover the joy of neatly folded clothes and the satisfaction of a job well done. Let’s transform laundry duty from a chore to a breeze, one perfectly folded shirt at a time!


PS. My daughter thinks its fun to help mom and this is an easy job for her, and I to do together. Who knew folding could be fun? 😊

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Erin @ Wardrobe Hackers

Erin @ Wardrobe Hackers

Content Creator for Wardrobe Hackers

Erin is a fashion enthusiast, all-around craftsy girl, marketer, and devoted mom. She’s been with Wardrobe Hackers since day 1, as the author and “star” of our very first blog post and Youtube video. Before joining Wardrobe Hackers, Erin had her own custom wreath-making business (Front Door Décor) and prior to that, she managed key accounts with Enterprise. She lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband, two young girls and a beagle that sheds (a lot!).

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