Oh the dreaded sock drawer! There has to be a way to achieve simple sock drawer organization! It’s just socks! Well I have devised a simple way to keep my socks better organized and I don’t know why I waited so long. A sock drawer should not be a source of stress!
Welcome to the Drawer Organization Blog Hop!
For the entire month of April, 10 bloggers have been sharing the process of cleaning and organizing drawers around our homes each week.
It is Week Four and we’re ending our drawer organization month in the bedroom. My sock drawer has been a source of stress for me but that is all over now! I found a simple solution!
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My Simple Sock Drawer Organization
It was a big mess, I know. I would just open the drawer and cram in the socks and close it quickly. Would you believe this drawer just got organized about 9 months ago when we moved. It was even purged at that time!
I like to be either barefoot or in my sock feet when I am at home. My idea of organizing my sock drawer was to keep my favorites on the left side of the drawer.
There were only a few things in my sock drawer which did not belong there. See that yellow thing in the bottom left corner? That is a genuine vintage head scarf from the late 1960’s. It was my Mom’s which I wore. I have no idea why I still have it but now that vintage is cool, I’m keeping it.
Right next to the vintage yellow head scarf is a well worn and stained blue apron which my mother made for herself. Next to the apron is a white half slip. Who remembers wearing slips under your dresses and skirts?
Add Pretty Paper Liner
After my walk down memory lane courtesy of my sock drawer, I vacuumed out the empty drawer and added a pretty paper liner found at the dollar store.
This drawer is not very deep so it didn’t take much. There was enough on the roll to do two drawers which is all this piece of furniture has.
Cheap Collapsible Bins for the win!
Three of these collapsible containers fit perfectly side by side in the drawer. They are available on Amazon but if you have a Dollar Tree, check there first. I spent less than $5 for three bins and one roll of drawer liner.
UPDATE: It has been one year since I organized this sock drawer and I am happy to report these bins hold up quite well and my sock drawer is still organized!
My favorite most often worn socks went in the first bin on the left. Next, hardly visible in the photo is black or dark blue socks. The third bin is for those nice soft cushiony warm socks that show up in our Christmas stocking every year. It turns out some of those were thread bare and had to be disposed of.
There is a small space remaining on the far right which isn’t quite large enough for a fourth bin. I can live with that. I used that spot for seasonal socks and knee socks I didn’t want to part with. On a rare occasion, we actually have cold weather here in the south and when that happens knee socks are nice to have.
Fold, Roll, Tie or Stack
As a huge fan of simplicity I prefer not to fold, roll or tie my socks but prefer just stacking the favorites. However, rolling the seasonal socks allowed me to be able to get all of them into that small space. Apparently I fold those cozy footie socks. I learned something new about myself. I didn’t realize I did all four things; fold, roll, tie and stack.
Now I can actually see my favorite socks!
The biggest relief I have from my Simple Sock Drawer Organization is knowing if I still have clean socks in my favorites section. I used to dig through the rest of the drawer just making a worse mess in hopes of finding two matching socks that I wanted to wear.
Clean socks in an organized sock drawer are a stress reliever!
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