Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Day 1: Drawer Order

Dresser drawers. Essential to store underwear, socks, under shirts, T-shirts, gym clothes, PJ's... but not my favorite storage option. They always get dishoveled because the things you wear most stay on the top and then everything underneath you never see and eventually everything just ends up in a wad. At least, that is how my husband's drawers usually end up. Oh and my favorite is when the socks get stuck in that space behind the drawer. That is always fun. Anyway...
Here are my tips to avoid disasters with drawers:
1. Purge often. Get rid of anything with holes, stains, anything that is stretched out, anything that you haven't worn in a year, that one sock (because the dryer ate the other one). You know, just simplify.
2. Categorize and color coordinate. It makes life a lot easier.
3. Drawer dividers. My new best friend.
Can be purchased here.
They work wonders. They are perfect for dividing wide drawers to store small things like socks and underwear.
4. I just found this tip on pinterest and it has changed my life. Okay, not really, but it has made it a lot easier to keep things looking neat.
Mine turned out like this:
The top drawer just has 3 dividers with underwear and socks... so I did not take pictures of those :)
The second drawer has my tank tops, cap sleeves, T-shirts, and PJ shirts. All categorized by style and color, with the long sleeves in the back.

The bottom drawer holds my PJ pants and workout clothes.
I love how much easier it is to find what I need and how much neater it looks!
One day down, six to go. I got this.



  1. I AM INSPIRED! I have been dying to get those drawer dividers as well. I like my clothes neat and orderly but lately I've had a little too much for it to all fit comfortably in there so time to weed & send off to DI. I haven't decided if I will clean up Andrew's drawers as well or let him have at least one spot in our house that I'm not micro-managing. Ha ha!

    PS Revolutionary to roll. I roll some stuff but not shirts and when I pack I roll everything so why didn't I roll it all before?!

    1. Haha! Clay doesn't have a choice. I do most of the laundry and put it away... Therefore, I organize his drawers. Haha I think I am going to roll some of Clay's clothes. That is smart! I am glad I have found a fellow organizer!