I recently moved Elin’s old dresser/baby changing table to the new nursery and I had the chance to start from scratch and re-organize everything. I always felt that Elin’s dresser was disorganized and therefore I was always having to search around to find items and then I would find items shoved in the back that didn’t get near enough use because I had forgotten they even existed. So it was my goal to not have that happen anymore and to make sure this time the changing table was better served with organized drawers and to make everything easily accessible and like items grouped together.
The first thing I did was purchase my favorite Ikea Skubb Drawer Organizers. Since I do not live close to an Ikea I am so glad that these can purchased on Amazon now! I have recently placed several orders to get all our dresser drawers organized. To get 12 organizers for less than $30 is a phenomenal deal in my opinion and I love that they are white and thin therefore not taking up a lot of space in the actual drawer.
If you have read or heard about the popular Marie Kondo method of cleaning and organization, she is against purchasing special organizers and containers for organizing. She believes that would make one keep more than they should, but honestly I think in drawers you need separate containers to keep items corralled together. It just makes organizing easier and I am all about making it easier.
The next thing I did was group all like items together and then that helped me figure out which organizers they fit in. Next, I started figuring out the configurations of what items should be in the top drawers and which items should be next to each other.
The diaper drawer is still a work in progress as I gather last minute items like diaper rash cream, lotion, extra wipes, etc.
My newest tip and trick is rolling everything! Why? For starters, it looks pretty! Although the main reason to do is is when you fold and stack, two things happen. The items at the bottom the stack never get seen or used–especially if you do have excess of something. You use the first few items and wash and re-fold and throw them back at the top of the stack. Those poor items at the bottom of the pile get neglected. Secondly, folding causes creases and winkles in items and to me I think it’s just really hard to fold neatly and keep items stacked neatly. No matter how hard I try, I feel like the stack looks all haphazard and messy.
Not everything had to be rolled, but I did with the socks, onesies, and blankets. I like that it helps me see everything I have and therefore hopefully I don’t forget what I own.
I do this in all my drawers. I just re-organized Elin’s new dresser and all her socks and pajamas got rolled as well. It’s so much cleaner and organized now. I love it! No more searching for missing sock mates and the bottoms to match a certain top of her pajamas.
I hope some of these pictures inspired you to re-organize your drawers and try rolling something. I love looking at pictures of other organized spaces to pull some inspiration for my own house.
Check out some of my favorite bloggers and how they are organizing and cleaning this spring.
Laureen @ Chateau Deveau – Playroom & Toy Storage