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!
Also see our first three weeks of Drawer Organization Ideas below!
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. Thick, cushioned socks are my preference and I keep those favorites easily accessible on the left side of my sock drawer.
Purge first. Cleaning out my sock drawer twice in a few months took me back to when we were purging our home for the great move!
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 it 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?
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After my walk down memory lane courtesy of my sock drawer, I vacuumed it out and added a pretty paper liner found at the dollar store.
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.
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.
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 actually wanted to wear. Now I can actually see my favorite socks!
Please visit the other host blogs below for more ideas and tips to get your Bedroom Drawers Organized!
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