When Spring comes around, ‘spring cleaning’ is the first on my list. There’s just something about an organized room, drawer, or shelf that makes me feel refreshed! With that being said, I decided to tackle one of my biggest issues… the jean drawer. You know the feeling? Jeans in no certain order that make it difficult to only see a handful at one time. The photo below is an embarrassing state of just that, too many jeans and no room for them… or so I thought. Keep reading to see how I organized the draw to fit ALL of my jeans and shorts, that were stored elsewhere. Now they live happily together!
Such a mess with no order! I kept reaching for the same jeans because they were the only ones I could see!
Before I began folding, I took them all out of the drawer, sorted them, decided to donate a few, and began folding them.
The folding technique is what allows so many to fit in a standard drawer size. I photographed the various stages to help with the process.
2. Fold the legs to the 1/3, just before the knee.
3. Then fold to meet the waistband. It should resemble a rectangle.
6. Finally, fold it in half! The pockets should be facing outward. Continue the steps until all jeans are folded.
After all the pairs were folded, I sorted them by style and color. I started with the lights and worked my way to the darks, and then separated them from skinny to wide leg.
Finally, I put them in place! I first put all the pairs standing upright in one row but found that the height of the folded denim did not allow me to close the drawer. Instead, I created two rows and positioned them in a slanted pattern.
It’s been a couple days, since implementing the new way of jean folding, and I’ve found that this system has really worked for me! I’m able to easily and quickly find the pair I’m looking for, and the best part is that there’s enough space for my shorts to share the drawer.
Let me know if you have any questions, or have any other organizational tips to share. My next task is my closet, and I need all the help I can get!