7 Tips For Organizing Your Dresser Drawers
A dresser can ultimately be a storage hero. But with all the available storage it can provide, there is also tons of opportunity for clutter to accumulate.
If you are tired of digging through your drawers and creating a bundled up mess, try some of these drawer organizing tips.
1. DECLUTTER BEFORE YOU ORGANIZE
Any space I am organizing I always pull everything out, same goes for our dressers. Donate or toss out the items that you no longer wear or need and categorize the remaining items.
2. ARRANGE ITEMS BY HOW YOU PUT THEM ON
Remember the song growing up, Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes? Set your drawers up like this. Fill the top drawers with items you put on first, such as underwear, bra and socks. Save the bottom drawers for items you put on last. Depending on the size of your dresser and the amount of drawers you have, you can designate each drawer to one or two categories.
3. LEAVE BULKY CLOTHES FOR THE CLOSET
Try not to store heavy and dense fabric in your dress, they take up entirely too much space.. So if your closet has the space let your jeans and sweaters live on a shelf above your hanging clothes and leave your drawers open for lighter pieces like t-shirts and leggings.
4. USE DRAWER DIVIDERS
If your dresser has wide or deep drawers, it is helpful to add drawer dividers. They help create structure within your drawer not allowing folded clothes to shift or be pushed back and lost. In a wide drawer create three to four section to keep items contained in a line. For kids dressers I love using individual slotted bins, this helps keep clothes neat and also makes it easy when they are putting their laundry away.
5. MAKE FILES INSTEAD OF LAYERS
Folding and filing your clothes side by side verse on top of one another make it easier to see what is there and prevent inevitable mess of sifting through them.
6. ORGANIZE BY COLOR
Color coding is not all about aesthetics, it is functionality with aesthetics. When you divide by color you have smaller sections to look at. For example when you are looking for that white tee in the morning, having your clothes color coded can simplify your routine.
7. DON’T CRAM EVERYTHING IN
It may be tempting to shove everything in your dresser, but it will only hold so much. If you have more clothes that space in your dresser, store off-season items in an airtight container under your bed or at the top of your closet.
Find a system that fits your dresser and your needs and stick with it.
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