It’s clear, based on my recent posts, that I’ve been spending quite a bit of time paying attention to my neglected drawers.
Yesterday morning’s air offered a bit of chill so I decided I was going to reach for some boot socks, which are kept in my closet in a basket. I approached the closet, excited to throw some cute boot socks on with some fun fall attire and then I found this:
EWW! What!? How did that even get like that (I hate clutter and messiness and I’m still as guilty as the next gal…clearly).
Since my son just had a birthday, there was some extra cardboard box ready to go out to the recycling bin, but not before I got my paws on it! A chance to re-purpose AND organize….say no more.
I cut the flaps off the top of the box and got these two pieces:
Then, quite naturally, I removed the disastrous contents so that I could start fresh.
I started rolling my socks and tights and stood them up on their ends so that they’d stay put a little better. It worked beautifully and rolling them was so fast. I know it’s a tactic I’ll be able to keep up too, since you can roll them fast and a bit sloppy but they still look tidy.
I have a sock drawer in my dresser that I use for casual socks and “everyday” socks but it’s a bit small and I’d prefer to have the tights and dressier socks separate anyway. That’s why I even have a “sock basket” (does that exist outside of my bubble? If not, lie to me so i don’t feel crazy…).
I like to keep this basket right inside my closet so that I can easily compare color against the type of outfit I choose for any particular morning (my eyes are usually swollen shut before 9 am so I need all the help I can get).
So now the challenge, KEEP IT THIS WAY. I’ll do my best to practice what I preach and since I have those cardboard dividers in there, I think I’ll be far more successful than my prior attempt.
There you go friends, put your cardboard bits to work and do share your organizing fun with me! I love your emails and personal success stories!