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Friday, May 10, 2013

{Spring Cleaning} Organizing Underwear


When it comes to organizing underwear, it could be very challenging.  

I myself have long given up in organizing underwear because I was out of ideas as to how to organize it.

That is why I ended up wearing the same again and again (like wash and wear) because I only pick up what's on top of the pile and don't want to dig in under.  

But the spring cleaning series have challenged myself to think and come up with a way how to organize it.

So here's what I've come up with. 

Don't ever think that i am not a uncomfortable posting this showing my undies to the internet but this is the only way to show it.☺☺☺

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But imagine how unorganized the drawer was...very embarrassing...okay, don't imagine, here's how it used to be.
I used an expanding file like this, intended for organizing papers.  Think about new uses of old things.  For $1 each at the dollar store.
Because of the accordion capability (flexibility)pockets availability (accommodation) and easy to maintain characteristics of this expanding file.
I immediately thought of it as the perfect organizing solution for underwear.

First I removed all my underwear from the drawer - start with a clean slate, then covered it with a leopard print wrapping paper to "prettyfy" it.
Flip the expanding file & cut the bottom of it to release the accordion then you have pocket slots to place your underwear in.
Cut the flap and hot glue the front and the back of the expanding file onto the drawer.  
The good thing is, two coupon size expandable file fits perfectly inside my drawer.
organizing panty, underwear organization
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Awesome, right!?  
Here's more photos for you...(as if you've not have enough of it, right? lol!)
I was so pleased by this and beyond giddy with the result!! 
I made an underwear organizer for The Mr.'s too, if you haven't noticed.

I just hope that nobody will judge our underwear...☺

Tips on choosing which underwear to keep:
♥ fits you right
♥ makes you feel good
♥ color is not faded
Then toss it when they're not, be ruthless with the whole process.

huggies♥
rea

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45 comments:

  1. I cannot even imagine how in the world you came up with this idea!! haha But it is pretty darn awesome! :)

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    1. i am flattered amy, thanks a lot!

      huggies♥

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  2. Great idea Rea! I have never thought of that!

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    1. thanks anne :) it really is easy to maintain so far ♥

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  3. Awesome idea. You have the best solutions.

    XOXO,
    Meredith

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    1. thanks meredith, i am pleased with how it is now♥

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  4. Okay, that's a really cool idea. My drawer looks like your "before" picture. And I have a separate pre-preggo panty drawer that I really purge. Thanks for the idea. :)

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    1. you're welcome Melissa, thanks for dropping by!

      huggies♥

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  5. Guauuu Rea its cool idea! I have never thought of that!

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    1. this underwear organizer is doing great Rosey, so far so good!

      thanks!huggies♥

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  7. What a great idea! I am so going to the store now for some leopard print and accordion files! ;)

    Following from the hop! Please comment back.
    http://www.chaoticcantrells.com

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    1. Thanks Amanda! let me know and I want to see pictures of your version...

      huggies♥
      rea

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  8. What a great idea...I never thought of "filing" my underwear! lol I see new undies organization going on at my house this weekend for my daughter and myself. ;)

    Have a great weekend!
    Amy
    www.homesweetthriftyhome.com

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    1. hahah i like how you use the word "filing" because it is really how i organize mine and the The Mr.'s underwear now♥

      let me know if you will try and share some photos amy!
      thanks for stopping by,
      Rea

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  9. I love that you put them in color order! So lovely to open and see that each day. Great idea on seeing pretty when getting dressed!

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    1. thanks virginia, it is such a relief to find a way to organize my underwear ♥

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  10. What a great idea! I copied it for my own underwear drawer. If interested, you can see it here:
    http://organizingourfamilyhome.blogspot.ca/2013/10/underwear-drawer.html

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    1. hey joann, i am beyond thrilled that you tried my idea and that you gave me some ♥ through shoutout! some people just don't... :( it's not that I care but it makes me feel happy when they at least mention where it came from like you did♥

      it's been almost five months now that I have installed this drawer organizer and it is still works perfectly!

      i would love for you to follow me so you can get more organizing ideas!

      huggies♥
      rea

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  11. Went to dollar tree to get the coupon organizer. They didn't have any. I love this idea. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. you could get that coupon organizer in any school & office supplies too! i found mine at Dollar General...

      goodluck felicia, thanks for stopping by!

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  12. Hi, what a brilliant idea. Nice and neat and organized - absolutely brilliant!

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  13. okay, this is seriously awesome! totally pinned it...and totally might steal it for my own drawer :)
    <3

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    1. oh i would love to see a photo when you do steal it courtney! i might give a shoutout out to send some love over to your blog!

      huggies♥
      rea

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  14. WOW, you are my dresser drawer hero! I couldn't find the 13 pocket folders- only 5 & 6, but they were still just $1 each and I bought several for my daughter's drawers. There clothes are small enough that I was able to do pants and shirts. It looks SO good. Thank you for the idea! :)

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    1. great flora! you should send me a photo of how it turned out so I can see your version♥
      you're welcome, glad to help! huggies♥
      rea

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  15. This is genius! Thank you for this! This will make it a lot easier when I need a black panty or a certain style.

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    1. you're welcome miranda! it will be easier because you can see through from the expanding file.

      hey thanks for stopping by, huggies♥
      rea

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  16. Here's a link on how to store bras to help them last longer.

    http://www.thebreastlife.com/blog/how-to-store-bras-four-simple-bra-storage-rules/

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    1. thanks miranda, i will check it out!

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  17. Brilliant! I was trying to find a way to organize not only mine, but also my girls top drawers. Thanks for sharing this.

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    1. great annica, i would really love to see a photo when you're done with your organizing♥
      email me at homefor4sweethome@gmail.com

      glad to inspire, huggies♥
      rea

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  18. I'm off to the dollar store. What a simple, inexpensive, and very clever idea! Thanks Rea!

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    1. great billiejo! i would love to see what you've come up with!

      thanks for stopping by, huggies♥
      rea

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  19. Almost had a breakdown this morning trying to organize my sock drawer.. No lie! As a runner, I like to be able to able to see all of socks, but I need a lot of space for them as well! Tried this and it worked perfect! Thanks for the awesome idea! :-)

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    1. I am so happy that this works with your socks too Heather! glad to tell you that this is working great with mine even up to today ♥

      huggies♥
      rea

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  20. I can't find that coupon thingy. It won't pop up online. tell me where to look please.....

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    1. hi caitlyn, i got mine at dollar general and i think this is available mostly on any dollar stores or maybe office stores like office depot, staples...goodluck!

      i also found at amazon, here's the link:
      http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007BQYPSO?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creativeASIN=B007BQYPSO&linkCode=xm2&tag=hofoswho-20

      let me know if you need any more help, thanks!
      rea

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  21. I JUST now found this. This is genius. GREAT idea!!! Not only for me, but especially for my children so they have a slot for each thing, help make it easier when they put their things away and are looking for things.

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    1. I am so glad that you found this! I can't wait what you come up with this idea, I got somebody that was inspired by this idea and she used this to organize her baby's small clothes.
      Please email me a pic♥

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  22. Genius! I've been wondering how do do this and make my Konmari folded Underwear stand upright! THANK YOU!

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  23. BRILLIANT! I must do this. Thanks.

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  24. BRILLIANT! I must do this. Thanks.

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rea

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