How to Roll Towels to Save Space and Organize

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How to Fold Towels is one of the topics I have been wanting to write about for more than a year. Its a basic housekeeping hack but its something we use every day, either to tidy up towels others messed up grabbing their favorite, or when doing laundry. Yesterday I posted two of the ways I fold towels to save space in the linen closet.

How to Roll Towels for Display and to Save Space

I just started to roll towels this way and its much better than my older method because the towels stay in place. The secret is tucking the point in place to make the towel hold its rolled shape. Aren’t simpple hacks you can remember the best?

A collage of the 5 steps it takes to roll towels, The sixth picture shows the final finish towel roll.

Having rolled towels that stay together is a fantastic idea for a busy kids bathroom. Each child has their own preferred colour, hopefully preventing them from ruffling through stacks of neatly folded to find their favorite.

As an empty nester I find rolled towels perfect to display in a basket, store in the travel trailer, take to the swimming pool and store my loveable dogs bath towels so they don’t get mixed in.

Step 1. Place the point of the upper left corner on to the bottom edge forming a triangle.

Step 2. Fold the towel in half lengthwise matching edges.

Step 3. Flip the towel over

Step 4. Start at the square narrow end (without the point) and roll towards the pointed end of the towel.

Step 5. Push the point of the towel into the rolled up end to secure in place.

Step 6. Finished Towel Roll

A large fabric basket filled with rolled bath towels for a spa like decor touch in the bathroom. There are four neatly rolled white towels in a cream coloured basket. The basket is on a farmhouse stool and there are farmhouse beads, a candled jar and a plant completely the bathroom decor.

I also sort out old towels that we use for our dog or to make new rags. These are rolled and then stacked inside a box in our linen closet. It was very handy last week when pup found a duck pond while out on his walk.

A box of rolled towels to save space in the linen closet. The box is covered in soft green and the towels are all neatly rolled and tucked to stay in place.

How to Roll a Towel Video

Here is the same tutorial in video format if you find it easier.

How to Fold Towels like a Spa

A pretty fabric basket filled with white rolled towels. The basket is sitting on a small stand for decor with a small plant, candle and farmhouse beads.

I am in the process of writing a series of tutorials on folding this is the second one.

More How to Fold Posts

How to Fold Towels for the Linen Closet – 2 Ways


  1. Great idea to store these! Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. I’ve always wondered how to fold towels like this! Looks very spa-like.

  3. I agree that rolled towels take less room to store. Your how-to roll a towel is wonderful since you include the tuck-in step that will make keeping the rolled towels neat.

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