The Scenario: You’ve started Spring Cleaning your bedroom. You’ve taken every article of clothing from your dresser drawers and have purged what is no longer needed. You’ve meticulously folded the items your going to keep and placed them back in the drawer.
But you know your drawers are not going to stay this nice and tidy. It’s just a matter of days until they are back to looking a mess. All it takes is one early morning encounter with the dresser in which you don’t turn on the light to undo all of the time you spent folding.
So what do you do?
Enter: Drawer Organizers
Now I am not a big gimick-y type of person. I am just too practical for that. But I do like items that are functional, save me time, and don’t cost a lot of money. And drawer containers seem to fill those criteria.
There are tons of choices for drawer organization. Here are a few to get your wheels turning about the perfect choice for your own dresser drawers:
- Slotted Interlocking Drawer Organizers
These drawer organizers from The Container Store would be a great solution for your sock drawer. After you’ve gotten into the groove of folding socks rather than balling them up, you can keep them straight with one of these. (Just for the record, the only socks I ball are children’s socks. There’s just no other way if you want to keep the matches together.) This would also be a good choice for keeping stacks of folded underwear straight or small lingerie pieces.
- Handwoven Drawer Compartment
This storage container with different compartments is also a great find for those smaller items like lingerie or folded socks. I especially like that it is machine washable. That is an interesting characteristic you typically don’t find! Even though drawers (should) stay shut a majority of the time, they can still get dusty on the inside.
- Animal Drawer Organizers
A super-cute solution to organize your little person’s small clothing items. We recently bought similar organizers for my girls’ drawers on our Ikea trip and it’s made a huge difference in the containment of socks. How did we ever live without it?
- A Box with Lid
Occasionally it is helpful to have a lidded box inside of a drawer. Use it for those items that need organization and aren’t used as often. For example, your collection of pantyhose, trouser socks, Spanx or any other lingerie items that aren’t used on a daily basis.
- Deep Drawer Organizers
These are a great, long fit to loosely store items like neck ties. If you are short on hanging space and must fold ties, a storage container like this is a must to keep them wrinkle-free.
- Large Capacity Drawer Organizers
If you have a hard time with your t-shirts sliding around, this is a great larger-size drawer organizer. If t-shirts stay stacked well, you’ll never have that wore-the-shirt-to-bed look. Well, unless you did actually wear it to bed.
Need help folding clothes properly?
- How to Fold: Socks
- How to Fold: Underwear
- How to Fold: Men’s Boxers
- How to Fold: T-Shirts
- How to Fold: Children’s 2-Piece Pajamas
- How to Fold: Hand Towels
- How to Fold: Bath Towels
- How to Fold: Beach Towels
- How to Fold: Crib Mattress Pads
- How to Fold: Crib Sheets
So how do you keep your drawers straight and organized?
Looks like I might be making a trip to the container store! I don’t know how our drawers get so cluttered so quickly- maybe some of these will help- I’ll let you know!
Oh The Container Store – bad news for me! I could drop $500 there in a heartbeat.