Did you ever notice there are some categories of “stuff” that we just never seem to get around to sorting and organizing? Today’s task in “Select-an-Effort: Organizing Tasks for 2023” tends to be one of these: undergarments.
There are many possible items that fall into this category, including:
- Maternity Bras/Underwear
- Spanx™ and foundational garments
- Jock Straps
- Long Underwear
Are you ready to dive in? Here are three approaches you can take:
For a quick improvement, do a quick peek at your socks and underwear drawers. Throw out a couple that don’t have a match, have holes, or whose elastic has stretched out of shape.
To go a bit further, dump out the contents of your sock and underwear drawers. Quickly sort by type (e.g., sport socks, dress socks, warm/wool socks, underwear by type, etc.)
Remove any that you aren’t wearing for any reason. Odds are the ones you don’t want are more suitable for trash than donation.
If you want to flex a bit more muscle, extend your decluttering to other categories of undergarments (see list above).
Wipe out your drawers before resetting. If you want to jazz up your storage you can get inserts for organizing things like socks and underwear. They come in a wide variety of options, like these and these. At the same time, a simple shoebox or two inside your drawer can provide a lot of structure for no extra money.
You can also get “fancy” with the way you fold (Konmari™ folding, rolling, etc.) but remember that this isn’t necessary. If having perfectly arranged undergarments brings you joy, head over to Youtube and for ideas.
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When is the last time you reviewed your undergarments?