Organizing: Dresser Drawers

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How the Princess' clothes are organized!

How the Princess’ clothes are organized!

Organizing clothes seems to be something I spend quite a bit of time on. I think that’s because I don’t like to have to spend extra time looking for something to wear. Picking out something to wear is not my favorite part of the day. If everything is organized then I can just nab in there, grab an outfit, and move on with my life.

When the princess was smaller she would regularly get out her entire supply of clothing and spread it all over the floor! It was a wonderful game for her, but drove me crazy because I didn’t want to have to organize once a week or more. When it wasn’t organized I couldn’t find outfits for her to wear. So I came up with a plan to allow her to help me organize after she went on one of her sprees. It also laid the groundwork for her to put away her own laundry after it was washed and folded.

We had various sizes of diaper and wipe boxes all over at that point. I would always look for the best deal on diapers and that meant different brands and sizes of boxes. I used them all over to organize all sorts of stuff so I gathered a whole bunch of them and had my husband cut them down so that they would fit in the princess’ dresser drawers. Then I took printer paper and started drawing simple drawings and writing the different clothing categories underneath. I am not an art major, but the drawings were simple enough to get my point across. I probably could have found clip art, but I wanted to keep it super simple just in case it didn’t work and I had to start from scratch!

About 4 boxes fit in each dresser drawer and I was able to divide up the clothing as follows: shirts, swimming suits (summer)/hats (winter), underwear, socks, pants/skirts, pajamas, and an out of season box. The out of season box is necessary in Florida since one day it could be 85 degrees F or more and the same week it could barely make it into the low 50’s! It’s crazy weather.

The princess doesn’t take all her clothes out very often anymore, but when she does she cleans them up and she knows where they go! Next up: putting her own laundry away!

My newly organized shirts!

My newly organized shirts!

I also recently found a pintrest picture that blew my regular clothing organization out of the water! I have always folded and stacked my t-shirts neatly in the drawer. However, this picture showed them standing on end where you could see all the different colors you had. It was amazing and I got my husband to cut down some shoe boxes we had for recycling and ta-da! I have a new organizational system for my drawers that I couldn’t be more pleased with!

How do you organize your drawers? Are you inspired to try something new? Maybe it’s time to purge since the seasons are (hopefully) changing!

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