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    Sweaters: do you hang them or fold them (shelf/drawer)?

    I was just putting away some sweaters that had air dried and this question came to me.

    How many of you hang up your sweaters? Or you do store them folded (on a shelf or in a drawer)? For me, it depends on the type of sweater. For the light, fine knit cotton shells and sweaters from Land's End/LL Bean I have several of, I hang them. To save closet space, I put both shell and matching cardigan on the same hanger. When I hang to dry, I put them inside out, so the shoulder marks from the hangers don't show. Yes, I still need to get a drying rack.

    I have two bulky, heavy cardigans that do get folded on a shelf in my closet.

    I always end up with wrinkles when I fold my fine knit sweaters, which is why I hang them.

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    Hey, Tradd, are you stepping in for Mrs-M?

    I hang cardigans and fold crewneck sweaters and stack them on the closet shelf. My MIL used to fold sweaters a certain way that made them flatter and easier to store--but I never got the hang of it.

    In the winter I wear light turtleneck sweaters, and those get folded and put in the drawer.
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    Catherine, it did cross my mind that this was just the type of question Mrs-M would ask!

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    Sweaters get folded and put in drawers.

    Hanging can cause shoulder bumps. It can also stretch out the sweater over time.

    I iron everything anyway, so the fold marks on the sweaters get ironed out before I wear them.

    Besides, I have a tiny bedroom closet and the sweaters would never fit if I tried to hang them.

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    Some of both. Lightweight cardigans are hung on padded, non-slip hangers so I can grab them & go. Heavier sweaters are either folded in half and draped over a wooden pants hanger rod, or folded and put on a shelf, or under the bed in pullout baskets. Being in Seattle, I have many options for many layers. I just bought towel racks that hook over the bedroom closet door, to drape my many beautiful shawls where I can see them. They're my preferred top layer right now.

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    I fold my several shawls over a hanger in my closet.

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    Fold all sweaters and have wrinkles.

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    I do what Tradd does.

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    I hang them all because I have more hanging space than drawer space, but there are a few I would prefer to store folded if I had the space.

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    Mine are all pretty thin so I just hang them, I'm more into layers than bulk.
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