Have you seen this T-Shirt Folder thing? I just stumbled across it last week and have been sitting here shaking my head ever since. I admit that I do like a nicely folded T-shirt as much as the next person, but… really? Ten bucks for a bendy foldy gizmo to help you fold a T-shirt into a nice neat precise stackable rectangle?
Help me out here, people. I need someone to explain this to me.
Oh, not the T-shirt folding process in general. I got that down.
It’s the why that’s a little, um, obscure.
I mean, in the big scheme of things, as long as you’re making a token effort to fold your clean T-shirts to put away, instead of wadding them up and stuffing them into the back of your sock drawer – and then complaining about the wrinkles when you pull one out to put on – does it really matter if the exact measurements of the folded T-shirts are a millimeter or so off from the next one in the pile?
Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m certainly not casting aspersions on anyone who take a genuine pleasure in seeing a symmetrical and tidy multi-colored stack of T-shirts on the shelf of their closet organizer. We all have our small pleasures in life (for me, it’s a spice rack arranged by colour), and that’s just great.
No, I’m thinking of the time it takes out of a busy day, just to get out a gadget that’s specially made for folding T-shirts and fiddling about with it, when you could just hold up the shirt, flip in the sides, lay it down and fold top to bottom – done!
And it’s not like there’s just one Speed Magic Clothes T-Shirts Folder Organizer thingummie, either … there’s a whole raft of variations on the shirt-folding gadget idea, different sizes and colours and sources…
But maybe I’m just missing something here.
Any thoughts, friends?