It’s time to organize those drawers. We all know the feeling of opening your underwear drawer and finding a jumbled mess of colors, fabrics, and sizes.
I have got a few simple tips for organizing your drawers so that you can easily find what you need.
Put the items you use most often at the front
If you’re not using something, get rid of it. If you have a lot of stuff, consider a bigger drawer.
Put the things you use most often at the front of the drawer and things that are used less frequently in back. If there’s an item that doesn’t fit into any other category, or that has no known home at all (like extra buttons or safety pins), keep it in this drawer as well so it’s easy to find when needed.
Box up the small stuff
Small items can be a lot of fun, but they can also be a nightmare to store. I recommend you find some boxes and start boxing up the small stuff. Label them so you know what’s in each one, then stack them up so they’re out of sight. If there’s room in your closet, keep them in there; otherwise, put them under your bed or stash them in another corner of the room that has some space around it.
Roll your clothing to save space
- Roll your clothing to save space.
- Put them in a drawer.
- Roll them again, and then put them in a drawer.
- If you can’t roll them, try folding them instead of hanging them up (although we encourage rolling whenever possible).
Utilize drawer dividers and organizers
If you have drawers in your kitchen, use dividers and organizers to organize them. You can buy dividers and organizers from the store, or make your own. If you want to keep knives separate from forks or spoons, or if you want a place to keep all of your glasses together (instead of having them mixed up with plates and bowls), consider using baskets.
You can also use these same strategies for other kinds of storage systems: cabinets and closets are two other places where drawer dividers will come in handy.
Baskets are a great way to organize small items and are also useful for storing clothing, towels, sheets and other items. The basket can be placed directly in the drawer and stacked on top of each other to save space.
Hanging bags can also be used as a way to organize small items inside your drawers. They come in different sizes and colors so you can choose which ones work best for you. These hanging bags are hung from hooks attached to the back of an open top drawer that has been screwed onto the wall behind it.
Label your drawers
You can also label your drawers using a dry erase marker, but you may find it easier to use a label maker that prints labels for you.
I recommend that each drawer have its own label and that the labels be applied in an orderly fashion on the inside of the drawer or on one side.
Now that you have learned how to organize your drawers, take it a step further by labeling everything. This will help you identify what each item is without having to search through them all individually. You can also use different colored stickers or post-it notes as dividers between items of similar types (such as socks). By following these tips and tricks, we guarantee that you will see an improvement in how quickly you can find what you are looking for.