How to Fold a Hand Towel

A folded hand towel is the perfect finishing touch to an organized bathroom, and folding a towel is easy to do. For a simple folded hand towel, fold the towel into thirds before folding it in half, creating a clean-cut look. To get a little fancier, fold your hand towel so that it has a pocket, allowing you to place things in the pocket like a washcloth or other light toiletry item.

[Edit]Steps
[Edit]Creating a Simple Fold
Spread the hand towel out on a flat surface. Choose a surface that’s clean, like the lid of your washing machine or a clean table. Spread the towel out horizontally, smoothing it out with your hands.[1]
If you want the tag to be hidden in the fold, spread the hand towel out with the tag-side up.
Bring the top and bottom of the towel to the center to fold it into thirds. Fold one-third of the towel by bringing the top edge in towards the center. Pull the bottom edge into the center and layer it over the other thirds, creating a long, skinny shape.[2]
It’s okay if your measurement isn’t exact. Just make sure the edges line up nicely.
Fold the towel in half crosswise to hang it on a rack. Pull the far right edge of the towel to the far left side of the towel. Align the edges so that they’re even, folding the hand towel in half.[3]
Smooth out any creases in the towel using your hands.
Fold the towel into thirds again if you need to store it in a small space. If you’re placing your towel in a small storage space, instead of folding it in half, fold it into thirds to make it smaller. Pull the far right end a third of the way across the towel, and align the far left end with the right edge of the towel.[4]
After you’ve folded the towel into thirds, you’ll end up with a square shape.
Place the hand towel in a closet with the folded edge facing you to store it. This makes it much easier to pull the towel out of the closet when you need it, grabbing it by the fold instead of the edges so it doesn’t come undone. Stack other hand towels on top with the folded edge facing out.[5][Edit]Folding a Decorative Pocket
Lay a hand towel on a flat surface with the tag facing upwards. Spread the towel out so that it’s situated horizontally. Check to make sure the tag is on the side of the towel facing you so that it doesn’t show up in the fold.[6]
Bring the far left edge of the towel one-fourth of the way to the right side. Take the left edge of the towel and fold it in towards the center one-fourth of the way. Smooth it out so the fold is straight.[7]
Flip over the towel while holding the fold in place. Hold the fold you just created so it doesn’t come undone and flip the towel over. Now the fold will be on the back of the towel, still on the left side.[8]
Smooth the towel out so it’s laying flat.
Fold the towel into thirds horizontally. Bring the bottom section of the towel up one-third of the way to the top, and pull the top section down to layer it over the bottom section. Make the folds carefully to ensure the smaller fold doesn’t come undone.[9]
Align the edges so the towel is straight and flat.
Lift up the top pocket fold and tuck it into the fold directly beneath it. After the hand towel is folded into thirds, it’ll be long and horizontal with the original side fold on the left. Hold up the flap and stick this flap into the flap right under it. Smooth out the fold so that it’s flat and even.[10]
Bring the far right side of the towel to the left side to fold it in half. This will create a vertical fold in the middle of the towel. Gently press down on the left side of the towel as you’re folding the right side over to make sure the pocket doesn’t come loose.[11]
Align the edges of the towel to make sure your fold is even.
Hang the towel with the pocket facing you. When you go to hang the towel on a rack, place the towel so that the center fold is right on top of the rack. The folded pocket flaps should be facing the wall with the finished pocket facing you.[12]
Place a washcloth or other light toiletries in the hand towel pocket, if desired.[Edit]Rolling Your Hand Towels
Spread the hand towel on a flat surface. Place the towel on a flat table or clean counter. Spread it out horizontally so that there aren’t any wrinkles showing, making it easier to fold.[13]
Fold the hand towel in half crosswise. Bring the far left edge of the towel to the far right edge, creating a fold. Make sure the edges align nicely and the towel is smoothed out so it’s flat.[14]
After completing this fold, you’ll have halved your hand towel’s length.
Create another fold going lengthwise. This time, bring the bottom edge of the folded towel upwards to meet the top edge. Line up the edges so that they’re even and flatten the towel using your hands to get the best crease.[15]
After finishing the folds, the towel should look long and relatively skinny.
Roll your hand towel starting at one end. Grip one end of the towel and begin tightly rolling it up towards the other end. Try to roll in a straight line to prevent the hand towel from expanding and taking up too much space.[16]
Turn the hand towel towards you so it’s easier to roll, if desired.
Display the towels in a basket or other container. Hold onto the hand towel while it’s rolled up to keep it from unraveling. Place the hand towel sitting up straight in a basket in the bathroom, or create a stack of rolled towels by rolling up several and placing them gently on top of one another.[Edit]References↑ https://www.mamaslaundrytalk.com/how-to-fold-hand-towels/

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Today in History for 16th December 2019

Historical Events

1773 – Boston tea party incident – Sons of Liberty protesters throw tea shipments into Boston harbour in protest against British imposed Tea Act
1880 – Transvaal region declares itself as the Republic of South Africa
1912 – 1st US postage stamp picturing an airplane, 20 cent parcel post, issued
1945 – National Football League Championship, Cleveland Stadium: Cleveland Rams beat Washington Redskins, 15-14; last game before Rams move west to Los Angeles
1959 – Snow falling in Lowarai Pass West Pakistan kills 48
1991 – UN reverses ruling that Zionism is racism by 111-25 (13 abstain) vote

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Famous Birthdays

1776 – Johann Wilhelm Ritter, German physicist (d. 1810)
1892 – A “Shon Nene” Morales, Antillean/Neth very old lady
1919 – Manke Nelis, [Cornelis Pieters], Dutch folk vocalist (Small Yodel Boy)
1926 – Alfred Koerppen, composer
1958 – Bart Oates, NFL center (NY Giants, SF 49ers)
1962 – William “The Refrigerator” Perry, NFL defensive back (Chicago Bears)

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Famous Deaths

1669 – Nathaniel Fiennes, English politician (b. circa 1608)
1673 – Juan de Padilla, composer, dies at 68
1927 – Hugh Archibald Clarke, composer, dies at 88
1944 – Don Meyer Basketball coach Northern State, Lipscomb, and Hamline
1989 – Lee Van Cleef, American actor (Good, Bad and Ugly), dies at 64
2005 – Ed Hansen, American film director and editor (b. 1937)

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How to Unclog a Toilet Without a Plunger

Clogged toilets are an inconvenience since they are unusable until they’re fixed and have a risk of flooding. If your toilet is clogged and you don’t have a plunger nearby, you can still use many other things in your household to loosen the blockage. For a serious clog, you may need to use a special toilet auger to break it apart. When you’re finished, your toilet should work like new!

[Edit]Steps
[Edit]Using Dish Soap and Hot Water
Add of dish soap to your toilet and let it soak for 25 minutes. Pour liquid dish soap directly into the toilet bowl so it can sink to the bottom. Over the next 25 minutes, the soap will make the pipes more slippery so it’s easier for the clog to move through the toilet. During this time, you may notice the water level go down as the clog loosens up.[1]
Pour of hot water into the toilet bowl. Use the hottest that comes out of your bath faucet. Slowly add the water to the toilet bowl directly over the drain to help force the clog down. The hot water paired with the soap should break apart the clog so your toilet can flush again.[2]
Only pour hot water into the bowl if there’s no risk of it overflowing.
You can also add 1 cup (200 g) of Epsom salt to help break apart the clog.
Try flushing the toilet to see if the clog went through. Flush your toilet as normal and see if it drains completely. If it does, then the dish soap and hot water worked as intended. If not, you may try again or try to break the clog a different way.[3][Edit]Mixing Baking Soda and Vinegar
Pour 1 cup (230 g) of baking soda into your toilet bowl. Dump the baking soda directly into the water. Try to spread it evenly throughout the bowl so it covers all of the surfaces. Wait until the baking soda sinks to the bottom of the toilet before moving on.[4] of hot water to help break apart the clog.}}
Add of vinegar to toilet. Slowly pour the vinegar into your toilet. Work in a circular pattern so the vinegar evenly distributes through the bowl. As it mixes with the baking soda, it will start to fizz and bubble due to a chemical reaction.[5]
Make sure the vinegar doesn’t fizz over the edge of your toilet or else you’ll have a bigger mess to clean.
Let the mixture sit for 1 hour before flushing it. As the vinegar and baking soda react, they’ll break down the clog so it can fit through your pipes easily. Use another bathroom or wait until 1 hour has passed before trying to flush it.[6]
If the water still doesn’t go down, try adding the same amount of baking soda and vinegar, but let it sit overnight.[Edit]Breaking Apart the Clog with a Hanger
Unwind a wire hanger except for the hook. Grab the hook with a pair of needle-nose pliers to hold it secure. Grab the bottom part of the hanger and twist it counterclockwise to unwind it. Once it’s unwound, straighten out the hanger as much as you can, leaving the hook intact so you can use it as a handle.[7]
Tie a rag around the end of your hanger. Use the end of the hanger that doesn’t have the hook. Wrap the rag around the hanger and tie a knot so it stays in place. The rag will help prevent any damage to your toilet as you feed it into your pipes.[8]
Choose a cleaning rag that you don’t need to save since it will get very dirty when it breaks apart the clog.
Pour of dish soap into your toilet. Let the soap settle on the bottom of your toilet bowl. Let it sit for about 5 minutes before you use your hanger. During this time, the soap will help lubricate the clog and make it easier to break apart.[9]
If you don’t have liquid dish soap, you can also use any other sudsy liquid cleaner, such as shampoo or body wash.
Feed the end of the wire hanger with the rag into the toilet bowl. Hold the hook of the hanger securely in your non-dominant hand. Push the end of the hanger with the rag into your toilet so it goes into the drain. Keep feeding the hanger into your pipes until you feel a clog or until you can’t feed anymore.[10]
Wear rubber cleaning gloves if you don’t want the toilet water to splash up.
Jostle the hanger in your pipes to break apart the clog. Use swift up and down movements to hit the clog. The clog should loosen and the water level in your toilet will go down. Keep breaking apart the clog until you can’t feel the obstruction anymore.[11]
If you don’t feel a clog or obstruction, it may be deeper in your pipes.
Flush your toilet. Once the hanger is removed, try flushing your toilet like normal. If the hanger was effective, then the water should drain easily. If not, then you can try again to break the clog more.[12]
If the hanger doesn’t work for a second time, call a plumber to assess the problem.[Edit]Warnings
Never pour boiling water into your toilet since the sudden heat could crack the porcelain.[13]
If you’ve tried all the methods listed and your toilet is still clogged, contact a plumber as soon as possible to look at the problem.[Edit]Things You’ll Need
[Edit]Using Dish Soap and Hot Water
Liquid dish soap
Pot[Edit]Mixing Baking Soda and Vinegar
Baking soda
Vinegar[Edit]Breaking Apart the Clog with a Hanger
Wire hanger
Needle-nose pliers
Cleaning rag
Liquid dish soap
Cleaning gloves[Edit]Related wikiHows
Unblock a Toilet when You Have No Plunger
Unclog a Toilet
Clear a Clogged Drain with Vinegar[Edit]References
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