Welcome to the Drawer Organization Blog Hop!
For the entire month of April, 10 bloggers shared the process of cleaning and organizing drawers around our homes. This is the final week of the Drawer Organization Blog Hop and we’re ending our drawer organization month in the bedroom. So today, I’m sharing my roll folding dresser drawer organization method.
Roll Folding Dresser Drawer Organization Method
There’s nothing like cleaning and organizing your dresser drawers to make you realize that you need a wardrobe update. Honestly, after years of working in retail management, I’ve learned to scale back A LOT on what I buy. My rule is…if I don’t LOVE IT, I don’t buy it! This small change in my thinking has helped me reduce not only my drawer clutter, but my closet as well (my hubby has more clothes than me).
Now, let’s take a look at my most problem drawers – my top/shirt drawer and my jeans/bottom drawers.
For the top/shirt drawer, I’m showing my hubby’s drawer. It’s similar to what my drawer looked like, but his is fuller and messier. He likes to stack his shirts on top of each other, but like I mentioned in my vertical fabric storage post, you can’t find things when they are stacked on top of each other. As you can see, it looks like he has to rummage through his shirts to find anything.
I found it best to roll shirts and place them next to each other with the shirt design showing. I was able to get three columns of shirts and one column of tanks (four columns total).
The reason I prefer roll folding my shirts versus vertical slim folding is because the shirts stay in place when one is removed. Vertical slim folded shirts will fall over and make the drawer look messy, which is why I don’t like using this folding method.
While roll folding shirts are my preferred method, there are two drawbacks. The first drawback, rolling shirts takes up more space than vertical slim folding. The second drawback is that rolling causes more wrinkles, but I always iron and this isn’t an issue for me.
My bottoms drawer houses my jeans, leggings, shorts, other miscellaneous pants, and one rogue denim pillow case :-). I used to fold and stack in the traditional stacked horizontal way, which meant I had to dig through my pants to find what I wanted.
Again, I choose to go vertical and do a bit of roll folding. There are a lot of tutorial on the web for folding jeans, so choose the one that best fits your drawer space and accommodates your clothing. The key is to go vertical so you can SEE your clothing.
This is how I folded my jeans so they would ‘stand’ when the pant next to it was removed. For my slinky fabric pants and leggings, I kept to the roll folding method and tucked them to the side of the drawer.
If you have a method that works for you, tell me about it in the comments below.
Week 1 – Kitchen/Junk Drawer – Junk Drawer
Week 3 – Bathroom – Organizing the Girl Stuff