Part of mushing two adults together into one home is making room. Other than about a year when Jackson's dad lived with us I've been the only adult in my house and I've only had to worry about my own things in my bedroom. I used every inch of closet space and every dresser drawer was crammed with stuffto within an inch of its life. I never really needed to find space for anyone but myself. Well...I went and got married and now I've got to fit my husband into my crammed bedroom. I don't want to just carve out a few inches for him here and there, I want him to feel like he's part of our house and has how own space to do with what he likes. Unfortunately, for me, that means I have to find him some space.
Backing up a few months...
Duvain was folding ordinary t-shirts and putting them into an empty drawer I'd cleared for him and he mentioned something about folding his shirts a certain way so he could see them all and they took up less space. I glanced at the shirts in question and I remember thinking, "Oh, that's a pretty good idea", but then it promptly left my line of thinking.
Fast forward to a few days ago...
I was browsing Pinterest and came across a post that showed a picture of the exact way Duvain had folded his shirts. All of the sudden that short conversation we'd had about folding t-shirts came back to me. Since I'm knee-deep in trying to find some space for Duvain this could not have come at a better time.
Y'all, my life is forever changed. My t-shirt drawer went from this:
I had so much space left over that I emptied my tank top drawer (I have a tank top obsession) and now have an empty drawer!
I decided that if I could do this with t-shirts and tanks surely I could organize my workout gear. It was a GIANT mess. I'd tried to organize it but when you're looking for a specific item and it's at the bottom of the stack it's nearly impossible to not make a mess. I ended up having enough spare room that I added my sports bras on the left and I have room enough to hold things like my water bottles, special hair ties or other running/working out items I want to keep handy.
All the workout tank tops are on the right, then short-sleeved tops followed by long-sleeved tops. I put shorts, capris and pants in a similar order after the shirts. Now if I want a tank top and workout pants I can see them in the blink of an eye and pull them out without making a huge mess.
Am I late to the drawer organizing party? I feel like this really has changed the game for me. I can't wait to go and organize the rest of my drawers. I feel like this small change can really make a huge difference in the way I shop (I realized I don't need ANOTHER black tank top, I have 4!) to the way I get ready for the day (Since I can see everything I won't have to hunt around for that specific shirt I can never seem to find).
I think perhaps my hunky husband might have a little more space after I'm all done organizing. Good news for him!
Have you done this or are you going to do it now? I hope I've passed along a great tip that will help you, too.