I have been meaning to organise my sons messy drawers for ages, I finally did it!
The secret… fold clothes vertically.
On the odd occasion when friends were over and needed to borrow a spare t-shirt or pair of shorts for their little ones, I would cringe and say “Don’t look at the mess!”. There were so many shorts and shirts, that we couldn’t even see them, so I tried this idea.
Folding them and placing them vertically in the drawer! (You can also try placing them on an angle in the drawer for larger items or when the drawer gets less in it.) This was my 4 year old’s board shorts drawer.
So much easier, and it holds more too, we are no longer craming the drawer closed, when all the washing is done.
I can actually see what t-shirts and shorts he has now, and he won’t be wearing the same few that are on the top. I folded them so I can see the patterns.
Genius I think! I’m sure some of you already do this, but it’s new for me.
Ah… look at all those onsies, ready for winter.
Don’t you love it when you organise your life so it makes it easier?
I must admit actually “doing it” sometimes takes me a while, but once it’s done, it makes me feel like I achieved something and if it makes leaving the house faster, then that’s more time to spend doing the things I love.
What’s your tip for organising drawers?
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After posting this post someone asked me…
What happens when you haven’t done the washing for a while and the clothes don’t stand up anymore on their own?
Or the drawer is too short for the t-shirts?
What about wrinkles? Do you get more when the drawer gets less full?
I have been using this method for over 18 months now and found that when the drawer started to get less in it, I moved the t-shirts or items on a slight angle, it still kept them in order and you can still see all the clothes you have and no wrinkle problems.
This also worked for larger t-shirts, I put them on an angle to start with.
PS: If you need to keep your family organised for 2015 don’t forget to check out my 2015 family organiser calendar in my shop it’s got 6 columns so you can keep track of everyone in the family and comes with 368 stickers.
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