After Organising my wardrobe(s), I decided I should also go through my chest of drawers (“dresser”) & also my bedside cabinet. This also includes sorting through my accessories/jewellery.
I began by removing everything from my chest of drawers (and later from my bedside cabinet too) and sorted it into piles:
- Things worn in public: T-shirts, tank tops, hooded tops, jumpers
- Workout clothes
In my T-Shirt drawer, I have a lot from various gigs/conventions/shows, most only worn once at the event itself and most too big (often you don’t get a choice of size at a convention), but all I wanted to keep – sentimental reasons. So, the questions I asked myself while sorting through things differed slightly:
- Does it fit?
- Is it a duplicate item?
- Socks/hosiery – Do they have holes in them?
- Is there a sentimental reason for having the item?
- Do I love it?
- Will I actually wear it?Each item was placed into one of three piles: Keep, Donate/Sell and Bin. Most items were tried on before making a decision.
The keep pile was sorted into clean and dirty, obviously the dirty was tossed in our laundry hamper for washing and the clean were put away. Where space allowed, I designated a drawer for each clothing type, for example all underwear went in the drawers in my bedside cabinet.
I used drawer dividers – sort of! I actually used small empty boxes – to separate similar items in my drawers, e.g. short sleeve and long sleeve jumpers.
I think the hardest drawer to organise was my sock drawer… I seem to have a lot of socks!
Next up, I went through my accessories and jewellery, which I found surprisingly easy to go through… Do I like it? If yes, does it fit?
Like before I finished off making a list of things I need to buy/replace, which I’ve actually added to my other post so I can easily refer to it, 🙂
… And we’re done! – Now the hard part, keeping everything organised. Next task will be sorting through my “baking cupboards” – not looking forward to that one!