Organising my Chest of Drawers (“Dresser”)

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
  • SocksHosiery
  • Underwear
  • Swimwear
  • Nightwear

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.

    Each drawer was lined with a ‘drawer liner’, mine are lavender scented and some had handmade scented drawer sachets, again lavender.

    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?

    This is my jewellery box, my parents bought it for me. 🙂

    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!

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