The ultimate T-shirt-folding machine

Tired of folding laundry? This folding machine makes the chore almost fun--and produces professional results fast.

Abbi Perets
Abbi Perets has been writing about technology and family and consumer issues for over ten years. Her work has been featured in print and on the Web, and she has taught courses on consumer and business electronics for HP, Sony, AOL, and other companies. Abbi has also written extensively about business technology for Tech Republic, Gantthead, and other tech sites. Abbi's passion for home appliances stems from the kitchen remodel she managed in her new home in Houston, TX where she lives with her husband and four children.
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As seen on TV! FlipFold

Many years ago, my husband told me he didn't like the way I folded his shirts. "You sound like a man who wants to fold his own shirts," I told him, and ever since then, he has held the title of Official Laundry Folder in our home.

Now that we have five children, we generate the amount of laundry you might expect to see in a small country. And since our oldest children are 8 and 10, we'd like to put them to work. Their folding skills may be lacking, but I've already claimed that excuse, so we need a way to get them up to par.

The FlipFold may just be the answer.

This ingenious little gadget folds shirts to a perfect 9-inch-by-12-inch rectangle in just seconds. And yes, you can craft your own T-shirt folder from a cardboard box, but these come in pretty plastic colors and won't accidentally find their way to the recycling bin. The downside, of course, is that a DIY folder would be free, and this one costs $19, plus tax and shipping. Do yourself a favor and watch the video to see how the thing works--it really is cool.