Here are some before pics:
Sock Drawer (also contained tights, hose, slips, etc.)
Other side of pantry drawer, again all types mixed up
- Completely empty a drawer, one at a time.
- Vacuum out the drawer with the hose of the vacuum.
- Go through each item creating a donate pile, trash pile, and keep pile.
- Items that were in the kept pile were then folded neatly and stacked into "like" piles (i.e. exercise bras, cotton panties, thongs, special panties/bras, maternity bras, nursing tanks, strapless bras, etc.).
- Place neatly stacked piles back into the drawer. Place less-used items in the back of the drawer and more-used items in the front of the drawer. *Use drawer separaters if you choose (more on that below).
- I took out all my maternity bras and nursing tanks out of the drawers and put them into a large storage container to be stored in the basement. They were taking up precious space!
- I moved my sports bras and slips to the closet.
- Some of my special occasion bras have straps, so I put them into a zip-top bag so that I could find the straps when needed.
- Socks were inspected for holes, loss of elasticity, etc. and tossed into the trash.
- Pantyhose, tights, and thigh highs were inspected for holes and runs. The keepers were then put into individual zip-top bags to prevent snagging.
*Drawer dividers are a great way to keep piles in piles and looking neat. I researched several sites to order some of these. Unfortunately, I didn't find what I was looking for and need to go to a organizing store in a larger city to find what I am looking for. I tried to use sturdy pieces of cardboard (which you will see in some of the photos), but then didn't like these because they made my clothes smell like cardboard...not pleasant!*
panty drawer, neat stacks in similar types