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I was inspired by a decluttering expert lady from Japan on the internet. I now fold my underwear and t-shirts and have them stacked neatly in drawers. I use some drawer dividers from Ikea to organise.
I can easily see each colour and how many are left in the drawer. I know when I need to run the washing machine if supplies are getting low or go to the drying rack. I have done this with hand towels and face washers in the linen-press too.
Now I never have to impulse buy hand towels, undies or socks “just in case” because I can see exactly how many I have. And they all get used rather than only some. No more ‘discovering’ lost items in the back of the cupboard or back of the drawer.


Posted by mom162079, 21st January 2016


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  • Love the idea. I will need to give this a try.

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  • A great idea. I also use IKEA drawer dividers and find this helps to sort our clothes neatly and so we can clearly see where everything is.

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  • It’s interesting reading this. Each season I do this for others in the family, but not me think I better start doing everyone’s more often.

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  • Good advice especially when you are in a hurry and you don’t have to sort through everything!

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  • Would love to see a photo of how you did this?


    • I to would love to see a photo of this, I fold and stack my daughter’s t-shirts etc but of course she always wants the bottom one and it all becomes a big mess very easily

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  • It can be hard to maintain when you’re in a hurry, though!

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  • I forgot to also say that the items are stacked vertically on their ends not on top of each other. It makes them easier to see.

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  • I do exactly what mom94125 says. It helps a lot!

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  • if you place the clothes so they are vertical instead of horizontal and flat, you can see what you want easily/ stack them that way

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  • It is good advice and is very true as when clothes are flat , it is actually taking up less space I think . I fold my underwear now and then , but it never lasts as I think it is because they are small items and especially if you are rushing , it is easier to get into a mess . I mainly fold towels and tshirts and my son is so good at folding his own clothes , his wardrobe is very tidy .

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