There are some tips and tricks for how to organize drawers in your home. Using these tips can maximize the space you have and allow you to control your belongings so your space is efficient and clutter free.If you are just joining in, or need to catch up you can find the past days on the links below and you can catch me daily on my Instagram Stories here.
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Tips for Organizing Drawers
- Remove Your Dresser Contents. The first step of a dresser organization project is to remove all of the contents from each drawer—even pieces you plan to keep.
- Declutter Your Dresser Contents. Once you have the contents of your dresser spread out in front of you, it’s time to declutter. A good general rule is to donate, sell, or recycle a piece of clothing you haven’t worn in over a year. Don’t let ill-fitting items or pieces you don’t love take up your precious dresser drawer space.
- Group Items by Category. It’s ideal for dresser organization if you can dedicate individual drawers to a specific type of clothing—e.g., one drawer for T-shirts, one for undergarments, and so on. Split your items into categories based on how many drawers you have, taking into account how much will fit into each drawer.
- Don’t Fold Bulky Items. If there is any bulky clothing, such as jeans or sweatshirts, in the contents of your dresser, consider moving it elsewhere. Such items can take up a lot of space when folded in a drawer. And drawers are really best to contain your thinner and smaller items.
- Use Drawer Organizers to Separate Items. Rather than digging through a jumble of clothing, you’ll be able to identify and access each individual item when you need it. And each item will have a designated spot where you can replace it. Drawer organizers come in many shapes and sizes, so you’re bound to find ones that work for your wardrobe and dresser.
- Don’t Use the Dresser Top for Storage. To maintain a tidy appearance in the room, don’t use the top of your dresser as a dumping ground for various odds and ends. Instead it should be a relatively clear, clutter-free zone. Treat your dresser top more like a spot for decor than storage. It’s a good place to keep some jewelry or perfume bottles, as long as you display them in an appealing and organized fashion. A stylish tray to hold items you use often can be both decorative and functional.
- Take Advantage of Extra Drawer Space. Don’t let that go to waste. A dresser doesn’t just have to be storage for clothing. It’s also a good spot to keep handbags, linens, toiletries, and anything else you want easy access to in your bedroom.
- Differentiate Your Drawers. If you can’t remember what you have stored in each dresser drawer, get creative with labeling them.
- Rotate Clothing Seasonally. Store off-season clothing elsewhere in your home, such as in the basement or attic, an unused suitcase in the closet, or a container under your bed. However, if you have no alternative storage space, consider splitting your dresser into “off-season” and “current” drawers.
- Maintain Your Organization Method. The best organization system is the one you will use. So arrange your drawers in whatever setup makes it easiest for you to access and put away your clothes. If something’s not working, refine it.
Drawer Organization Products
- foldable drawer organizers
- adjustable drawer organizers
- drawer divider organizer
- drawer sachets
- pants hanger
- white drawer bins
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