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While towels are an essential part of anyone’s home, we’ll admit that we probably devote a little more attention to the art of towel folding than the average person.

There are so many towel folding methods out there that trying to figure out “the right way” can be a little overwhelming. Don’t worry– there isn’t just one right way to do it! However, figuring out a few ways that work for you can help you keep your linen closet and bathroom looking organized and gorgeous.

Whether you’re a fan of the classic fold or want to try some fancy towel folding ideas, we’ve got you covered with four of our favorite methods.

  1. Two Easy Towel Folding Methods
    The Simple Square Fold
    The Weezie Fold
  2. How to Roll Towels
    The Basic Roll
    The Spa Roll
  3. Think Outside the Box

Two Easy Towel Folding Methods

The Simple Square Fold

This folding style is most practical for towel storage, and we especially recommend it for smaller towels– like hand towels or washcloths.

  1. Fold your towel in half lengthwise.
  2. Fold it in half again to create a square shape.

If you have a lot of towels and not a much room to store them (we can relate), a square or rectangular fold is a great way to keep them organized and neat in your linen closet.

The Weezie Fold

This tried-and-true method is perfectly-suited for your Weezie towels, and it creates a fluffy stack that’s extra-appealing after a bath or shower.

  1. Lay your towel on a flat surface and smooth it out, with the back facing up. If you have any monograms or other embroidery on your towel, it should be facing downward toward the table and not visible for this step.
  2. Bring one of the long edges of the towel inward until it’s just a little beyond the center of the towel. You might need to adjust this a little bit based on the size of your towel’s monogram, folding up more or less fabric to keep the design the center of attention.
  3. Fold the other side in, overlapping the first fold by about an inch at the center.
  4. Fold the whole thing in half, but instead of lining up the folded edges, make the side with the monogram on it just a little bit longer than the other side. This is important!
  5. Finally, fold the towel in half again, keeping the monogram on top.

To make a matching stack, you can fold your hand towels and washcloths the exact same way– just without that very last fold.

How to Roll Towels

Rolling towels is a great way to save space, creating a neat, uniform look in your linen closet or on your bathroom shelves. There are a couple of creative ways to roll your towels that are both practical and stylish!

The Basic Roll

The basic towel roll is a classic for a reason.

  1. Lay your towel flat.
  2. Fold it in half lengthwise.
  3. Roll it tightly from one end to another.

You can either secure the rolled towel with a ribbon or a decorative band, or line them up on the shelf so they help each other stay in place.

The Spa Roll

If you want your bathroom looking extra-fancy, a spa roll is the way to go!

  1. Lay your towel down flat.
  2. Fold one of the corners across the towel lengthwise.
  3. Fold the towel in half lengthwise.
  4. Flip the towel over, then tightly roll it up.
  5. Take the pointed end and tuck it into the rolled towel.

This is a great method that keeps towels compact and, as an added bonus, it stays rolled up on its own!

Stacked Rolls

Once you’ve chosen the perfect rolling method, try stacking your rolled towels to create an appealing display in your linen closet, or on your bathroom shelf. Experiment with different colors and sizes of towels to mix it up!

Think Outside the Box

While neatly-folded, fluffy stacks of towels look great in your closet or guest bath, you don’t have to limit yourself to the basic methods.

There are nearly infinite ways to fold your towels– try animal-shaped towels for the kids’ bathroom or experiment with different arrangements for your matching bath towels, hand towels, and washcloths.

Any of these towel folding methods enhances the look of your linen closet and adds extra flair to your bathroom decor. Whether you want to keep it simple or try something fancier, all you need is a flat surface and a towel or two.

If you have questions about our tips or products email us at or send a text to 470-999-6551 and we’ll be happy to help!

About the Author

Liz Eichholz

Liz Eichholz

Co-Founder & Creative Director
University of Georgia, BFA, Graphic Design
11 years of experience