June 23, 2014
3 Steps to Organize Your Socks and Undies
This week’s organizing focus is your (or someone else’s) SOCKS + UNDIES DRAWER. If you haven’t grabbed June’s FREE cleaning and organizing calendar yet, you can go here to grab it.
Your challenge this week is to follow 3 steps to organize your socks and undies. Start with your own socks and undies drawer – if you don’t keep them in a drawer, or don’t have socks and undies together, choose one or the other and follow the same steps. If you feel really motivated, organize more than one drawer. Kids home? Have them sort and organize their own socks and undies – give them a little direction and help if needed.
The easiest way to start this process is to start by emptying your drawer. I find that completely clearing and cleaning out any space is the best way to organize it once and for all. If you need some type of drawer organizer to keep your drawer a little neater, plan to purchase that this week as well.
- Completely empty the drawer and wipe clean. It’s so helpful to get everything out of a space before organizing it so you can see what your space really looks like.
- Toss any socks or undies that have seen better days, don’t have matches, don’t fit, etc. If there’s something that you’ve been holding on to and haven’t worn it in 6 months to a year, get rid of it.
- Group like items together – I use small lidded shoeboxes (without the lids) in all of our drawers to keep the socks and undies sorted. Once you’ve grouped like items together, you can put everything back in your drawer. Fold neatly or just toss in a box or small bin. Whatever works for your style. I prefer a more contained approach – socks get folded together and tossed in a bin, undies all go in a bin (not always folded), etc.
Have a great idea for organizing your socks and undies drawer? Leave it in the comments!
Love this! I just happened to get fed up with my underwear drawer this weekend and pretty much followed these exact steps! I ended up with a much more organized underwear drawer that I don’t have to turn inside out to find what I’m looking for to go with a certain pair of pants or shirt or whatever!
I was just thinking of doing this for my underwear and socks, I was thinking I can build a stand up dresser with those little compartments to house them in a tidy and orderly manner. Almost like those antique library catalog furniture.
So glad I found this blog! I found it through a facebook friend who posted this post on her page!
Now to look at the other blog posts, to see what I have been missing!
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Lindsay Eckhart Says
Your blog surely have a lot of useful cleaning tips and it really helps me. I really love this post as i had always find it’s hard to organize these little things. Yesterday I’ve followed your steps, I found it’s not impossible actually. Thanks a lot, Becky =)
great tips! thanks for sharing!