Thursday, February 6, 2014

I Fold...Even when I don't want to...



After finishing the dresser for our master bedroom, I needed a solution for a problem I have had for a long time.  I don't know if everyone has the same problems I do with t-shirts, but I have always struggled to find a way to organize Eric's shirts so that I don't have to refold EVERY shirt EVERY time I want to put ONE away.  It drives me nuts - like "I refuse to do laundry because I know I will have to refold all those stupid shirts" nuts (Ok - it isn't the only reason I don't do laundry but still).  I used to fold all of our shirts with the front on the inside.  This has never worked but I stuck to it for several years.  Then we moved into a master bedroom where a dresser would not fit anywhere, so we were forced into hanging almost everything for 5 years.  This kind of worked, but it turns out I don't particularly like hanging every item of clothing either.  Plus, deciding which shirt to wear somehow still meant at least 2 shirts had to be rehung...or they all just ended up in a pile that never seemed to go away.  So when we bought our house, I definitely wanted to get Eric's clothes back into a dresser.  Besides, my clothes needed more closet space...

I knew the old way of 'front on the inside' wouldn't work, so I started folding them with the logo on top.  A little more time to fold each shirt but easier to find the one he wants, right?  Kind of...almost.  I still opened that drawer with dread because at least half would need to be re-folded.  I will never understand how someone can't look for one shirt without messing them all up - including myself!  So I starting looking on Pinterest just to see what other people have tried.  The best option I saw was instead of laying the shirts flat, you stand them up with the logo out so you can see every shirt at the same time.  Like this, and this.  Amazing! Who thinks of these things?  Why did it take me so long to figure this out?!

Well, I can happily say that when I put away clothes I don't have to re-fold more than 2-3 shirts - which is amazing for me.  Now I just have to figure out how to get the laundry done without having to do it myself...I  want my own Rosie!!

1 comment:

  1. Felicia needs to start doing this with my shirts :P

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