Keep Your Dresser Drawers Organized
Even if you pay attention to your dresser drawers, they can still become cluttered. Barrettes, scarves, nail polish, jewelry and special keepsakes find a way to become a comfortable part of your bedroom in your dresser drawers. Well, no more junk drawers here!! Organizing your dresser and keeping it organized, can be an obtainable task. Here are a couple suggestions:
Sock can easily become a frustrating part of laundry and dresser storage. It is easy to mismatch and loose one or the other. And, it is easy to ball up your socks, but resist the urge! It will make a mess and they won’t last as long. Here are three tips for storing your socks neatly in your dresser drawer:
- Keep socks folded or rolled.
- Separate socks into separate sections: dress, casual and sport socks.
- If you have room, store socks by color.
SHIRTS & SWEATERS
If your drawer space is limited, store sweaters or jeans in your closet, folded or hang them. If you opt for folded shirts and sweaters whether in your dresser or closet, using the following steps will keep the process simple and tidy:
- Lay it face down with arms spread out.
- Crisscross the arms on top of the shirt or sweater, crossing an elbow over an elbow and keeping the shoulders even.
- Fold the outside edge of one side to the middle of the shirt or sweater.
- Repeat with the opposite side.
- Fold the bottom so the hem touches the neckline.
- Flip over.
If you are looking for more information about storing both necessities and rarely-used items in your dresser without creating junk drawers, check out this article from College Fashion.
photo credit: currystrumpet via photopin cc Kathy Jenkins is the President of Come To Order, a professional residential organizing company based in Richmond, Virginia. She is a nationally recognized Certified Professional Organizer®, speaker and author dedicated to helping her clients simplify their lives by reducing clutter, organizing their homes and offices, and managing their time. Click here to follow Kathy on Twitter.