Warning: This post is (in part) about underwear. Something that probably would have made me embarrassed to write about a few years ago. But now I’m a mom. It takes a lot more than underwear to make me blush.
I must admit that on my forever-overflowing list of things to do, cleaning out and organizing my underwear drawer doesn’t even make it into the top 50. But if you’re joining me in the Clutter-Buster Boot Camp: The Closet Edition then that’s what we’re doing today folks. Tackling our underwear. And while we’re at it, we’re going through our bras, socks and pj’s. It’s a veritable smorgasbord of undergarments.
That’s right. Our Week Three Challenge is to clean out our underwear, bra, socks and Pj drawer(s).
Ready for the steps? (And no, there will not be pictures this time…)
1. Remove all of the items (underwear, bras, pj’s, socks, stockings) from your dresser. Don’t forget the little ones stuffed in the waaaaaay back. If you’re like me, you have A LOT.
2. Sort through your underwear. Throw away any pairs that have holes…that are all wonky and stretched out…that have those crazy pieces of elastic poking out of the sides. (While going through mine, I stumbled upon a few maternity pairs that never got packed away. Looking back I realize there have been mornings when putting on my underwear I thought, “Damn! I feel TINY today.” Clearly those were the days when I was wearing underwear I wore when I was 9 months pregnant. Awesome.)
3. Sort through your bras. Throw away any ones that are stretched out…any that have lumpy and bumpy cups. (You know what I’m talking about.)
4. Go through your socks. Get rid of any that have holes…and any that are missing their soul mate.
5. Go through your Pj’s. Donate any that you don’t wear. Get rid of any that have seen better days.
6. Divide all pieces that have survived the purge by category. Then fold all items. (Quick Folding Tips…Underwear: Lay your underwear flat on your bed. Fold each side in towards the middle. Roll from bottom to top. Bras: Start by placing one cup inside of the other. Then straighten out the straps and tuck them neatly under the cups.)
7. Place all of your remaining neat (and pretty!) pieces back in your dresser, keeping like items together. Bras can be stacked on top of one another to create more room.
Tip: Drawer dividers are a great (and easy) way to keep your underwear, bras and socks orderly. Otherwise no matter how neatly you fold them, after opening and shutting your dresser a few times, they will all topple over into a big pile.
Plus, it will make you happy every morning when you open up your dresser drawer and see all your bras and underwear all neat and orderly. Ah, it’s the little things.