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Organizing dresser drawers

I'll prob end up asking multiple questions about organizing my clothes, shoes, and bags.  Due to DH & I adjusting to each other, I must re-do my closets and dressers but am having a serious stumbling block.

So here is my first...How do you organize your drawers? 

For example: do you put jeans, sweaters, T-shirts in them?  Do you put sweaters?  Any rhyme or reason as to what goes in what drawer? 

Thanks Big Smile

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Re: Organizing dresser drawers

  • I have places to hang & shelves in my closet, and a dresser in our bedroom.

    Most of my tops & dresses are hung in the closet, separated by color.  My jeans, shorts, tank tops, camis, etc. are folded and put on the shelves.  How do you know what you have to wear if everything is stuffed into a drawer?

    Top drawer - exercise clothes

    Top middle drawer: socks & underwear

    Bottom middle drawer: PJs

    Bottom drawer: swimsuits, strapless bras, & lingerie 

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  • I have a drawer for pants/shorts, one for tshirts and tank tops, one for misc summer wear (i.e. bathing suits, cover ups, etc), one for sweater and one for socks and underwear
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  • I hang jeans, sweaters, and nicer tops. Everything else goes in a drawer. My drawers are organized by T-shirts, bottoms (shorts, skirts, etc.), PJs, and undies. I fold my clothing and do not stack them like most people do. I put the clothes in the drawer like they are filed...look at this link to see what I mean (its towards the bottom of the page) http://www.darkroomanddearly.com/search/label/DIY%20Projects?max-results=5

    It really helps save space, and it prevents you from unfolding and moving everything around to find what you want. I cleared out 2 drawers just by folding like this! Hope this helps :)

  • Thanks everyone! I think this will be my Saturday project.
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    I hang jeans, sweaters, and nicer tops. Everything else goes in a drawer. My drawers are organized by T-shirts, bottoms (shorts, skirts, etc.), PJs, and undies. I fold my clothing and do not stack them like most people do. I put the clothes in the drawer like they are filed...look at this link to see what I mean (its towards the bottom of the page) http://www.darkroomanddearly.com/search/label/DIY%20Projects?max-results=5

    It really helps save space, and it prevents you from unfolding and moving everything around to find what you want. I cleared out 2 drawers just by folding like this! Hope this helps :)

    Thanks for that link that's a great idea! as soon as I get some time I'm doing this! :)

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  • DH and I each have one of these (he has a shorter one, and I have a taller one). His has socks, boxers, undershirts and I think pajama pants. I have my sports bras, underwear, bathing suits in the bigger drawers and belts in one drawer, jewelry in another, and just "stuff" (lotion, deodorant, BCP, etc.) 

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Sterilite-5-Drawer-Tower-Set-of-2-White/15940594

    We hang all our clothes up in the closet and the main dresser has my tank tops and socks in the top drawer (I layer my clothes a lot, and work out in tanks a lot, too). Next drawer has all my pants, with the exception of dress pants because those are tucked away on a shelf in the closet (I don't wear business attire for work). Next drawer has all my shorts and skirts. And the bottom drawer has all of DH's bottoms. He could wear shorts year-round, so his pants are limited. But he has some on shelves in the closet too. 

    But shirts, long-sleeves, sweaters, dresses, etc. are all hung up.
  • DH and I have two closets in our house and they are both small so we each have one, it seems to work well. I have shelving units in both closets and put shoes on the bottoms of each and then jeans and pants, and the top two are tshirts and tank tops. I have a small organizer thing for bras, undies, and socks in the closet. I keep everything nice and longer hung. DH hangs all his tshirts. We do not have a dresser, however I have a vanity with two long drawers and a armoire with two shelves. We store extra blankets, towels, and sheets in these. This method seems to work for us. 
  • I do dresses and sweaters in the closet (to prevent wrinkles and not devote drawer space to bulky items, and then I have two dressers. In the one I have:

    Nice t-shirts, tank tops, and special occasion tops in one drawer

    Socks, bras, and underwear

    Long sleeve shirts

    Sweatpants, bummy tshirts, and other comfy clothes

    Jeans

    Other pants and shorts

    The other holds a tonnn of workout clothes:

    Workout tops that don't need a bra, and sports bras

    Tops that need a sports bra under them

    Bottoms

    Hats, scarves, and other accessories

    An empty drawer on the bottom

     

     

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