How Organized Are YOUR Dresser Drawers?
Here is my dresser…. before. A mess isn’t it? I have two jewelry boxes. One is my Mom’s, one is mine (I have organized and that will be coming up soon).
The pillow – is the bodice of my wedding dress. (Yes, I had my wedding dress taken apart. Hmmm.. another blog post opp. isn’t it?)
The candles and flowers are from my wedding. (Dave and I were married 4 1/2 years ago).
The stuffed bear is from Dave from Valentine’s day. I love stuffed animals. The little elephant I got at the Murphy’s trip in January.
The pillow on the right behind the bear is a needlepoint pillow my grandmother made.
I have a weight and a ruler on there too.. no meaning.. just more clutter.
The actual dresser is from my Aunt from when I was first married (first marriage back in 1983). I’d love a matching new bedroom suite, but I’ve never had the extra money to spend on one. So a remake of these might be coming up at some point in the near future. I want to redecorate my bedroom soon.
I have never micro organized my dresser drawers. I have always sorted my clothes into specific drawers, I fold my shirts and clothes and pair socks, but I have never taken the effort to organize my undies, t-shirts and socks.
I’m going to be brave and show you my messy dresser drawers…. are you ready? (ugh.. embarrassing!) See…. for the few of those who think I’m perfectly organized everywhere in my house… you will see… I’m certainly not.
T-shirts that I wear under a lot of clothes
Kind of a mess of a drawer. I have my PJ’s, lounging outfit (winter) and a swim suit in here.
Work out clothes. (They haven’t been used in awhile.. ugh)
I decided to give it a go! I found a couple different drawer organizers. I bought a couple sets from Ikea. I made the cardinal mistake of not measuring my drawers BEFORE I bought them. I bought two packages of the Skubb organizers them at $9.99 each.
Once I got home I realized they did not fit in my top three drawers. The top drawers were too shallow for them. But I knew I’d be able to use them in some of the other drawers.
I did measure them before I went to Old Time Pottery. I found these drawer organizers there. These were $3.99 each.
I knew they were going to be shallow enough to work. You are able to add the dividers in if you want them.
I put all the dividers in.
I then went through and sorted everything in my drawers.
I asked myself these questions:
1) Do I wear it?
2) Do I like it?
3) Does it fit? (The killer since I’ve gained weight)
4) Are there any holes or can I not wear it because it need repaired?
5) Is it seasonal?
Then I had to decide if I was going to:
3) Store the out of season clothes is it fits, is in good shape & you like it.
Undies drawer now! I love this. I got rid a bunch of undies that I never wore. Yes.. I did that too. Pick a pair up and realize they are ones you don’t like. So why didn’t I throw them out right then? I don’t know. I’d just throw them back in and get another pair. So, I got rid of all those I didn’t like.
Bras on the left (my others are being washed) and undies on the right.
Look at my socks drawer. (I never showed a before pic because I forgot to get a before pic)
My real Tee-shirts. This is a top drawer and I didn’t have any organizers that fit it.
Second Tee-shirt drawer using the Ikea organizers
Third Tee-shirt drawer
Here are my other drawers – PJ’s
Hose, slips etc..
I have to tell you, this is the first time I have ever organized my drawers so extensively. I love it!! To go in and not have to pick through to see what I want! Awesome.
I also cleared off some of the stuff on top of my dresser. One of my jewelry boxes is gone (I’ll be posting on that later). Until I redecorate this room with new colors and refinishes (of this dresser)… it will look like this. But one of these days it will look awesome!
Oh yeah!! Doin’ the happy dance with my organized drawers.