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Have you ever wanted to have better organization in clothing drawers but didn’t know where to start? When I lived up on the frozen tundra, I switched clothing out twice a year, so organization wasn’t a problem unless I had too many clothes. Where I live now, it may be 40 degrees one day, and 80 the next, so putting away clothing for large chunks of time is not practical.
But that means I have to keep it organized. Here are three ways that you can quickly and easily organize your clothing:
Note: these pictures that follows are my actual dresser drawers.
Sometimes things can just be tossed into a drawer. But if you want some semblance of order, try dividers. I found these dividers at Bed Bath and Beyond, and they partition my socks. White socks on one side, non-white on the other. My socks are bundled by the pair, so I never have to match socks when I am bleary-eyed and barely awake.
One of the best ways to make the most use of space, while being able to see what is in the drawer, is to “file” your clothing. As you can see in the picture, I have my shirts folded in such a way that I can store them upright and see what is in there, making it very easy to find what I am looking for. By storing the clothing this way I also can fit more in the drawer.
In some cases, I have clothing that is not sufficient in quantity to dedicate a whole drawer to. In the picture below, you can see there is a box in the drawer. I use this to store my swimwear (my long underwear are tucked behind it). The drawer is shared with pajamas, which also do not take up a full drawer.
Photo by Marianne Perdomo