Today I wanted to share a little organising project that took less than 10 minutes, cost me nothing and makes me smile everytime I open the drawer now :)
On the weekend I decided that my sock drawer needed a little makeover. I had been a bit slack at putting away my socks lately (usually, they are all lined up neatly) and I was having trouble with my stockings - pulling out knee highs when I wanted full stockings, because there was no order in this drawer. So, here is the 'before' photo:
I didn't want to spend any money on store-bought drawer organisers, and coincidentally I have been collecting these little clear tubs that 1kg of apples come in from the supermarket. I use them as dividers in my fridge, and I knew I would find another use for them... And here it is!
First, I emptied out my sock drawer (which contains my socks, stockings and bikinis), and crossed my fingers as I experimented with the best way for these containers to be placed. I was so lucky to find that two rows of three containers in a vertical position fit just perfectly in the space!
Next it was the fun part - arranging my clothes into the containers. Of course I categorised my things, grouping 'like' items together. I was pleased to find that six pairs of socks fit comfortably into a tub, and I miraculously had 6 pairs of black socks, 6 pairs of white socks and 6 pairs of white ankle socks. I had no idea I had so many socks!! (I also found one more pair of black socks when I folded my washing today, so I am going to throw away the next pair that I wear that are a bit tight - I know one pair drives me nuts!)
Finally, I squished my bikinis into one tub - it is a bit tight, but I will deal with this next summer. And I sorted my stockings into nude/black and folded them neatly into the two remaining tubs, with knee-highs on the bottom and full stockings on the top.
I just love a good make-over, and when it costs nothing, it is even better!