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T-shirt rolling. Monday August 18, 2014

One of the sites I follow allows people to pose (relatively) intelligent questions and then experts give answers.

One of the questions that was posted by a young man was "What can I learn to do in 10 minutes that will change my life?"

There was lots of answers as you can imagine but the one I liked best was "When you put your t-shirts away roll them, don't fold them. This way they will fit in the drawer better, you can identify them quicker and they don't get so creased"

It was a simple thing but I thought how clever, and so this morning I cleared all my t-shirts off the shelf in my wardrobe where I keep them and rolled them all up. By doing so I learnt a few more things...

1. That I have found a mysterious odd sock in with them...
2. That I seem to be missing one of my favourite winter shirts (I know I have not worn it for a while so it can't be in the wash)
3. When they are rolled up they seem to take up half the space they did before.

My father says that "You learn something new every day", I think this should be "That you should try to learn something new every day." We should never stop growing up and even if all you can manage is to go on Google Maps and 'virtually' explore a part of the world you have never visited, try and learn something today.

Oh, and I can strongly recommend rolling your t-shirts!!

A Moodscope member.

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crafty wee midden Mon, Aug 18th 2014 @ 7:43am

Penny, thanks for the Dad was in the Royal Navy and he rolled all his clothes to pack his "grip"....Im a tshirt roller too ....thanks again for the nice memory of my Dad
Alex( sailor's daughter :) )

heather Mon, Aug 18th 2014 @ 7:44am

PENNY ! what a lovely start to my day, something to make me smile. And you are right, little things such as these - small new discoveries can be just what we need to keep us, or help us to keep ticking over. And what is that site please ? (I have managed to comment early today as I think my late contributions are rarely read). Love from Heather xx

Anonymous Mon, Aug 18th 2014 @ 8:12am

That is a nice little tip and I will try it, Penny! Anything that makes a smidgeon of difference to life's daily grind!

Julia Mon, Aug 18th 2014 @ 8:30am

It's odd actually Heather. I was thinking only the the other day that I hadn't seen anything from you recently and hoped you were OK. Normally I will go back a few days and look to see if anyone further has commented but haven't been able to recently being away. However it's important for the blogger to see your comments too. I know when I write a blog, I will usually check to see if anyone else has written a comment so would think all your comments however late you write will have been seen. Also there are many Moodscopers who live in different time zones, whose comments inevitably are published at all hours. Nice to see your name though! And Penny what a nice blog. I might just start rolling my tops from now on.

Anonymous Mon, Aug 18th 2014 @ 8:57am

A few years back, I went abroad for one year. Before leaving, a good friend told me about this trick. She told me if I rolled all the clothes I want to pack they take up less space. Back then, I didn't take her advide, because my packing was done and everything fitted into my backpack and bag. But when I checked in for returning home one year later, there was a nasty surprise for me: British Airways had changed their baggage policy. I wasn't allowed to check in two items, even though their weight didn't exceed the limit. So, now I had to pack everything that had fitted easily into two bags into one, my good old backpack. Sitting on the floor right next to the check-in counter, I had to unpack almost everything, all the things that had made up my life for one year, all my personal belongings, all my clothes, and stuff them into my backpack. At that time, I remembered my friend's advice and rolled all my clothes. And indeed, I managed to squeeze everything that mattered into my backpack - thanks to her.

Anonymous Mon, Aug 18th 2014 @ 10:34am

rolling tee shirts to pack for holiday, but not everyday, best for me is to hang them on hangers in the wardrobe? easy to see at a glance and beautifully ironed and clean?

heather Mon, Aug 18th 2014 @ 10:45am

How wonderfully unexpected that someone missed me ! Thank you so much Julia. I am a rather erratic person for different reasons and have been feeling very mixed up of late and I think it is a lot down to taking steroids periodically for my asthma which make me feel very up and then very low and mixed up so I am mentioning this as a warning for others who may be similarly affected. We also try to get away a bit in our camper van. Keep rolling the T shirts Jullia. Love from Heather xx

Anonymous Mon, Aug 18th 2014 @ 3:40pm

Similar vein - a comment on Facebook linking to this video from someone who couldn't believe that everyone didn't do this... I'd never even seen this technique

Anonymous Mon, Aug 18th 2014 @ 9:49pm

I love comments like the one from wee midden...bringing back a memory is a lovely thing! I will try rolling t-shirts...could be challenging for a neat-freak like me but I'm curious if it's neater!! Thanks Penny! Love from the room above the garage.

Suzy Mon, Aug 18th 2014 @ 11:46pm

Really great post Penny! :o). We really can learn new things daily.
Suzy x

Anonymous Tue, Aug 19th 2014 @ 1:46pm

Gosh thank you! Kids and me are downsizing to a much smaller house and finding room for clothes was one of my worries. No longer!

Santosh Pawar Thu, Sep 11th 2014 @ 7:39pm

I can strongly recommend rolling your t-shirts!!
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