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Dressers & Drawers

When it comes to your closet,
there are so many storage options and ways to organize that it can feel a bit overwhelming.
The first thing to remember when revamping your wardrobe space is to relax.
It should be fun, not stressful!

Start with one area at a time,
and as you reorder your garments consider what you want to keep
and what should not be placed back.

If you’re unsure what should go VS what should stay,
enlist a friend to help (or ask me!)
I love to work on wardrobes with a glass of wine & upbeat background music.

This post focuses on my drawer space,
which consists of everything I don’t want to hang up.
Things that don’t need to be hung: sweaters & cardigans (gravity can actually change the shape of knits over time),
leggings, some T-shirts (ones for work I’ll hang, but vintage lazy day shirts get folded), under garments (duh), gym clothes, and swimwear.
All of these things can be found dispersed between my two dressers.

DrawersDresser
(I scored this amazing 1920’s chest of drawers on Craig’s List! If you keep your eyes open, you can find some real treasures. My MCM Bassett dresser was found & restored by the fabulous Kelly at Retro Modern Furnishings in Raleigh)

You have to do what works best for you.
I group like items together, then organize by color,
so all of my black/grey socks are in one drawer and my colored socks in another.
If you have the space, separating one step further provides easy access to what you need.

As for my sweaters & cardigans, all of these are together by color.
My reason for this is that you could wear a cardigan as a sweater,
so I treat them as one category.
I find it best to store folded clothing like a filing cabinet: from front to back.
Stacking from the bottom up is just asking for a mess when you go digging for sweaters.
By “filing” your garments, you can see everything clearly and nothing is disturbed when you remove one piece.
This method can be done with just about anything: leggings, shirts, sweaters, shorts, and even scarves.

Folding

You may have noticed that I display my jewelry on my dresser & chest.
I’m the type of person that has to see things to know they are there.
Hiding my jewelry means I go for the basics (diamond studs and a gold ring)
rather than exploring my plethora of exciting gems.
I wanted a way to organize my jewelry while still being able to see everything.
Laying items out flat takes up too much surface area,
so I turned to Amazon in search of lucite boxes and jewelry drawers!
Mission accomplished:
I was able to order a few boxes, a few stackable drawers, and a tall necklace tree!
There are so many styles of clear jewelry boxes available
and it is great to be able to intermix items for a custom display.

Jewelry

When you make things pretty they become decoration instead of an eye sore.
Think of your room as a mini boutique.
If you are going to have garments and accessories out in the open
make sure they are displayed nicely and neatly.

Boxes

The same rules apply to jewelry & accessories:
group like items together, by color.
All of my watches are together, all of my broaches in the same place,
and I sorted my go-to pieces into silver & gold.

My final drawer storage unit is the least attractive, but it does the job.
Although I hope to replace it soon, once I find the right piece,
it was an inexpensive option that is still functional.
It is within this glorified tupperware tower that I keep my gloves, belts, and scarves.

Accessories

I even have adequate surface space to display my favorite summer clutch and vintage velvet purse!
What’s in that blue box, you ask?
More scarves, but of the silk variety.
I found this beautiful old Tiffany&Co. box that is the perfect size to fold these delicate textiles.

Tiffany

What are some of your favorite storage solutions?
Do you have a method to your wardrobe madness?

Need assistance getting your closet into shape?
Ask me anything
or have me over to help!
I love revamping closets to make them more visually appealing & functional.
This is the year to start your spring cleaning with your clothing!

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