Don’t get me wrong, it is VERY important to organize your drawers. (After all, I don’t want anyone revoking my NAPO* status!) When it comes to your clothes it is imperative to know what you have and to wear it–to actually put on the clothes in your drawers.
This as opposed to keeping clothes you don’t love around with the hope that one day in the future you will want to put them on. That is silly nonsense.
Keeping things that are too small is only making you feel fat and guilty. Clothes are supposed to make you feel fabulous and confident.
While it is important to organize your drawers, it is important to understand that organization looks different to everyone.
This photo (left) is the wardrobe of a boy in grade school. He doesn’t care if his clothes are ever folded. So, his mom stopped folding them. GOLD STAR FOR MOM! For some mother’s this would never fly. But, if you want to teach your children to be independent, the big trick is to relax your standards a little bit. If your kids put away their own clothes, this may be the result. A relatively small price to pay for knocking one more chore off of your list FOR-EV-A!
To the right is the t-shirt drawer of a pretty organized guy and I wouldn’t recommend this method unless you are a diligent folder of your clothes. The drawer is only a little deeper than most. This tidy look takes only a few extra seconds to file folded shirts away instead of putting them on top of a pile in the drawer.
(note: His socks on the side don’t get matched–nothing to get too upset about in my opinion.)
***Organizer Bonus Tips:
- Your drawers are your business. Don’t make them look like a magazine if that means you will be disappointed in yourself for not keeping it up after a few months.
- Go through drawers twice a year to do a seasonal swap-eroony and thin them out during the process.
- Or, stick to the “one in—one out” rule and you’ll be good to go all year long.