Follow these instructions to ensure that your flag is properly folded and stored.
Step 1: Begin with the flag parallel to the floor. It is best to use two people when folding the flag.
Step 2: Fold the flag in half lengthwise, crossing the red stripes over the top of the blue square and stars.
Step 3: Holding the flag so that the side with the blue square is toward the ground, fold the flag in half again lengthwise, bringing the folded edge up to meet the open edge (as shown) so that the blue square and stars are on the outside.
Step 4: Starting with the striped end of the folded flag, fold the bottom corner up to meet the open edge of the flag creating a triangular shape.
Step 5: Fold the triangle section in towards the stars, aligning the outside edge along the top.
Step 6: Continue folding down and across in this manner until the final corner remains.
Step 7: Your final shape should be a blue triangle with stars on both sides.