How to Fold Gym Towels the Right Way

How To Fold Towels Blog Post

Folding gym towels may not be the most exciting task, but if you want things to run smoothly, it needs to be done properly. Folding your towels the right way keeps your towels neat and tidy, ready for storage and use. Follow our guide on how to properly fold your gym towels:

Benefits of Folding Gym Towels Properly

Folding towels can seem like a straightforward process, so properly folding them is often overlooked. You don’t have to spend too much time on it, but if you make a consistent effort of properly folding your towels you can reap a host of benefits. These include:

  • Attractive Presentation – placing neatly folded towels on display helps with improving the perception of your gym as a professional place.
  • Saving Space – consistently folded towels are easily stacked together and fit into your storage without difficulty.
  • Reducing Wrinkles – making the effort to fold your towels makes them look smooth and presentable to your gym members.
  • Extended Product Lifecycle – folding towels properly helps them last longer, saving you the cost of frequently purchasing new towels.

Factors That Affect the Folding Style You Use on Your Gym Towels

Since towels come in various shapes and sizes, your folding style will need to be adjusted according to different factors. First, is the size of the towel. A smaller towel needs fewer folds to be put into a convenient package for storage, whereas a larger towel needs more folds. Also, thick towels may be too bulky to be rolled.

Next is the type of towel. Whether it’s a gym bath towel, washcloth or a sweat towel, each type has a different folding method for easy access and storage. This leads to the next factor – storage size.

If storage space is limited, your towels will need to be folded to fit into this space, especially if you have shallow shelving. Finally, your intended use for towels will affect how you fold them. For example, rolling hand towels makes them easy for your members to grab them and go.

Three Folding Styles for Your Gym Towels

Here are three ways to fold the most common types of gym towels:
Folding Gym Bath Towels for Storage in a Linen Closet

This folding style is ideal for towels that you’ll place on a towel rack:

  1. Fold one corner of the towel two-thirds towards the middle of the towel, leaving the final third unfolded.
  2. Fold the other corner to the middle. It should overlap the other fold.
  3. Fold the towel lengthwise. Make sure the edges are even.
  4. Fold the towel lengthwise again to make it compact.
  5. Store towels with the fold facing outward.

Rolling Gym Hand Towels for Display

Rolling your towels provide a stylish way to display them. Here’s how to roll them properly:

  1. Fold your towel in half lengthwise. Make sure the edges line up.
  2. Roll your towel, beginning at the short end.
  3. As you roll, make sure to keep the edges aligned and towel even.
  4. To prevent your towel from unrolling, place your rolled towel with the exposed seam downwards.

Folding Gym Washcloths

Folding washcloths is simple. Follow these steps:

  1. Fold the washcloth in half. Make sure the edges are lined up.
  2. Fold the washcloth in half again, in the opposite direction.
  3. Make sure the edges are lined up to make a perfect square.
  4. Stack the folded washcloths in a pile for storage.

Now that you’re an expert in towel folding, stock up on gym towels.