Drawers can be an awesome storage place or an awful storage place, depending on how you use them. Since so many different items can go into drawers, the discussion requires multiple parts. Working from smallest to largest, let’s start with nick-knacks and jewelry. While my favorite option for jewelry is to hang it, I realize that hanging doesn’t necessarily work for all types of jewelry and all situations.
While dividing your items into categories is a necessity, using plain old drawer dividers is not! Using any cute cups/containers that you own, but rarely use, can be a great solution to spruce up the look of your drawers. Fancy dishware and even tiny storage boxes left open can do the trick. Then they serve the dual purpose of dividing everything precisely and looking super cute! When you can feel like you’re shopping in your own room every day, getting ready is that much better!
With items such as intimates or socks, small items that likely won’t be seen, plain drawer dividers sold online or in home décor stores can be great. Dividing items by when they will be used has always been the most practical for me: dress socks separate from casual socks separate from sport socks, etc. When you know exactly where to go when you are looking for something, it cuts down on the time it takes you to get ready!
Underwear can be divided similarly by type, occasion or cut. I like to make sure that my bras (like my clothes) get even usage. To do so, I line them up back to back upright in the drawer as if they were on my body. I then take the same approach as I do with my closet: when the laundry is finished clean bras go in the back and in the morning I always pick a new bra from the front. Cycle!
For larger items in drawers, such as t-shirts, I like to place them into the drawer in a way that is unique for some people. Instead of just stacking them and pacing the entire stack into the drawer as is, turn the stack on its side before placing it in the drawer so that all shirts are visible. As with everything else, clean items in the back and pick from the front!