There’s nothing I hate more than being in a hurry to get somewhere or do something…and I can’t find what I need to make it happen. UGH! It agitates the mess out of me!
I know you’ve been there – you’re already five minutes late, and you can’t find your other shoe in the pile in your closet. Or you’re in the line at the store, and suddenly the gift card you were going to use has disappeared from your wallet. Oh, and this is a good one: you’re on the phone with the insurance company, and you’ve suddenly mis-placed the document you need to get your claim paid!
My solution for these things has always been to organize, organize, organize.
So when blogger Pheeby Snow sent me a post about drawer organization, I thought it was perfect to share! Let’s check out what she has to say!
In today’s developing world where everyone is rushing for somewhere, it is hard to believe that we manage to organize all our tasks and activities. Although technology is constantly developing, we often forget to organize simple activities in our home – like cleaning procedures – as well as the organizing of other home activities. We are too busy with the organizing of our working schedules, with taking care of the children or simply with other pleasant activities, and we forget about regular home maintenance duties that are also essential. One of them being the organizing of the drawers in your home, an action which, at first look seems rather easy. In fact, it really depends on many factors and mainly on the size of the drawers as well as on your motivation and willingness to improve your organizational skills.
There exist different ways in which you can effectively organize your drawers, so here are some diverse alternatives in which you can save space in the drawers in your home!
Use suitable containers for the drawers
When trying to organize your drawers the first step is to find suitable containers to hold the small stuff in them. This will definitely facilitate you, when you need to find something tiny. Of course, this does not mean to put a lot of containers in the drawer but to put smaller objects so that an order could be set in the inside of the drawer.
Arrange your clothes by colors
We all know that with the hustle and bustle of the daily routine we are always rushing for somewhere and we want to take our favourite T-shirt in the fastest way. After that we leave a mess in our drawer, and of course that is the best case scenario, as there is a great chance that we won’t be able to find the T-shirt, as the clothes are not arranged properly. We suggest an interesting alternative and it is to arrange your clothes by colour. In this way you will at least know where the green T-shirt is supposed to be.
Refold everything from the drawer on a regular basis
This is a necessary condition if you want to establish an order in your drawer. You can take everything out, for instance, each month and then you can try different ways in which to manage with the arrangement. Whether by using some dividers or other method it is essential to do this regularly, as you can also find out the stained or torn clothing that you can throw away. In this way you will leave more space for your new clothes.
Ensure the pleasant and fresh smell in the drawers
Make sure that the smell in the drawers is fresh and pleasant, as it will immediately reflect to your clothes. Even if they stay there for a couple of days they will acquire the same smell, so you can find some deodorizers which to put in the drawer and to be sure that your clothes will have a wonderful smell.
Clean the drawers
The last step for organizing of the drawer is to clean it immaculately with the appropriate products. We advise you not to underestimate this part, as the hygiene of the clothes is essential for your health. Clean the drawers regularly after you have taken out everything and wipe the dust that may have found place in between. If you don’t have enough time for that you have to find the different home cleaning solutions for them.
Then, you are ready to explore diverse and fun ways in which to organize your lovely clothes. Be creative and do not be afraid to experiment as long as you can find everything in a fast way.
Thanks so much for all these tips, Pheeby! I have to go organize some drawers now! What about you? What do you keep in your drawers that needs organizing?
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