by Staff Writer
As dreadful as it may seem, your dresser could probably use some organization. (The clue is when you spend more than five minutes looking for something that you should be able to find instantly.) No matter how hard you try, it seems like a bedroom's dresser can never be tamed, but with some helpful tips and a complete organizing overhaul, you'll find it easier to keep yours consistently tidy. Take a look below for some hints on how to organize a dresser.
Clear it out. If you're really serious about getting your dresser organized, then the first step is to start over. Clear out all the drawers in the dresser for a fresh start.
Separate. Once you've removed the clothes from your dresser, it's time to sort them out. Make piles for similar items, such as socks, T-shirts, sweaters, jeans and underwear.
Make the cut. One of the major causes of dresser disorganization is the buildup of old clothing. After you've sorted everything, take an inventory of the clothes you need and the clothes that have worn out their welcome. It's hard to let go of some articles of clothing, but take a look at the things you haven't worn in ages and seriously consider if they're worth having around. Rule of thumb: If you haven't worn it in a year, then it's time to part ways. Once you've decided what has to go, put it in a plastic garbage sack and drop it off at a thrift or consignment store.
Make a plan. With everything sorted out, decide what clothes will occupy which drawer.
Fold and pair. While keeping your plan in mind, start folding clothes and pairing socks according to how they'll be placed in the dresser. A great way to keep socks appropriately paired is by rolling them together or pinning them together with safety pins.
Refill. The final step, of course, is to replace your clothes in the dresser. Put everything in its right place and enjoy the comforts of an organized dresser.
Remember, if you don't think you have enough time to get it all done in one day just organize one drawer at a time. It's not a race, but if you follow these steps, you're sure to have a fabulous and organized dresser.