9-degree weather, followed by 66-degree rainy weather, followed by 12-degree winter weather. Cue #Snowpocalypse2018 in Memphis, TN, when the entire city shuts down after 2 inches of snow.
So what did I do? I had a snowball fight with my 5-year-old, organized my underwear drawer, and played “How Many Episodes Until My Wine Glass is Empty?”
If you got new socks for Christmas like I did, maybe it inspired you to clean out your chest of drawers. Maybe it made you rethink gift-giving at Christmastime.
Or maybe you didn’t get new socks, but you got tired of opening the drawer, only to find your intimates falling out of and behind the drawer, a bra hook got caught on a pair of stockings and now they’re ruined, all of which makes you really consider going commando for that day.
Whatever the case, here’s my journey through organizing my underwear drawer:
Step 1: Take everything out
and enjoy the empty space. I started reading a new Feng Shui book, and it’s really teaching me how to enjoy s p a c e.
Step 2: Group everything into piles
Throw away any undergarments you haven’t worn in over 1 month. I say 1 month because…period panties.
Step 3: Organize the remaining undies
using whatever system is best for you. For me, I organize by color and fit. All black together, all Calvin Klein together (they feel so great on my bum), all Target high-waist together (for bloated days). Anything else, TRASH.
Step 4: Roll the undies (as opposed to folding) and put them in the drawer organizers.
I used 4 total, and I got them from Dollar Tree.With the space I saved from throwing away the unused pairs, I had room to organize the 2 peripheral drawers, using 1 for “regular” bras, and the other for sports bras.
This is a simple yet powerful step in organizing your room, and organizing your life.
Just opening the drawer after a shower and seeing neatly organized undies – no digging, scooting, dropping things – will put you in such a euphoric state of mind and fill you with so much peace. I challenge you to try it this weekend.
Go to The Container Store, Ikea, Bed Bath & Beyond or wherever and buy some drawer organizers. Here’s a set of good ones from Amazon.
Start with only the intimates, as not to overwhelm yourself with the other drawers.
The journey to getting organized is long, tedious, rough, and sometimes emotional. But oh-so-worth it.
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