I was recently asked by a reader how to organise chests of drawers, specifically for clothes – and so I wanted to write a post on both how I do my own, and some extra ideas.
Hopefully then you will be able to find a method that works specifically for your needs, and the space you have available.
So – lets get started!
My drawers – before and after!
The usual conundrum of chests of drawers is that we all need some drawers for storing things like underwear and other clothes, but too often the drawers are far too large to keep everything neat and tidy.
However much we start off with good intentions, folding everything neatly into piles, over the weeks/months the piles tend to blend into each other more and more, until you end up with something that looks like, well, this:-(Don’t look too close – this is my underwear! but you get the idea).
No wonder we take ages to find what we need each day – if we find it at all!
So – how to get more organised!?
I use this checklist:-
- Take everything out of the drawer(s)
- Categorise. (i.e. put all socks together, all knickers together etc….)
- Decide what needs to go in which drawer
- Find suitable containers to add to the drawers
- Put everything back, in containers
NOTE – I actually use a chest of drawers on each side of our bed, to double up as clothes storage and bedside tables – as this maximises the space either side of our bed, and also allows us to not clutter up the rest of the room with the chests instead. This idea is one thats worth playing around with in your own bedroom too so you get maximum storage with minimum furniture.