How to organize your dresser like a pro

Picture this: You're scrambling for the *perfect* top to wear to your ice-cream date, and it's nowhere to be found—so now the butterflies in your stomach are extra active. It could be in your closet...or the basket of laundry you have yet to put away. Chances are, it's lost in your dresser somewhere. Does this sitch sound familiar? If so, it might be time for a dresser revamp. Not sure where to begin? We'll give you all the tips and tricks to take your dresser from messy to marvelous. 

1. The purge

Before we can get your dresser in its most pristine form, we need to do some clearing out. Take everything out of your dresser (either one drawer at a time or all at once) and see what you can get rid of or relocate. The weird leggings Aunt Lisa bought you for your 11th birthday that are *so* not your vibe? It's time for them to find a new home. 

2. The fold

When it comes to all things organizing, Marie Kondo is an expert. She has developed great methods for decluttering a variety of spaces, and her folding method is our fave. 

3. The layout

Now that you've cleared out the pieces you don't want to keep and mastered Marie Kondo's fold, it's time to put clothes back in your dresser. While you should go with the layout that works best for you, we recommend organizing your dresser the same way you get dressed. In other words, put your underwear, bras and socks in the top drawer(s), then tops, then bottoms. 

4. The upkeep

OK, so your dresser is looking fab—but how do you make it last? It's all about establishing a routine. Whenever you do a load of laundry, don't just throw your clean clothes into their assigned drawer. Instead, press play on your TV show or podcast and take time to fold each item with care. This keeps you organized but also does your future self a favor by limiting wrinkles. Random pant legs hanging out of the drawers? Not on our watch.

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by Riley Yates | 4/24/2023