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The Too-Often Overlooked Art of Folding [GIFs]

Life can get so busy that the little things that you need to do sometimes fall by the wayside. One area that can often be neglected is your dresser, which can sometimes look like an explosion of clothes when you’re too busy to stop and fold your socks, pants and… Allstate https://i1.wp.com/blog.allstate.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Messy-Drawer_Thinkstock.jpg?fit=2592%2C1728&ssl=1
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Life can get so busy that the little things that you need to do sometimes fall by the wayside. One area that can often be neglected is your dresser, which can sometimes look like an explosion of clothes when you’re too busy to stop and fold your socks, pants and T-shirts. Here are some tips to help you transform your drawers from a disorganized mess into an orderly system.

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The T-Shirt:

Folding a T-shirt is pretty basic, but the key with efficient folding and storing is to remain consistent. We recommend starting with the shirt face down, then folding the sleeves back. Once you have done so, fold the shirt up into thirds to create an almost-perfect square fold.

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Pants:

Pants can be a bit tricky to store because of their heavy fabrics and general size. Try folding pants up into thirds and storing them on their sides to maximize drawer space.

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Socks:

Socks can get lost or misplaced pretty easily. When neglected, they can also take up more room than they should in your drawers. To store them vertically, start by layering each sock on top of the other and then simply fold them in half. Tip: If you have longer socks or stockings, just add an extra fold so that they match the folded size of your other socks.

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Shoebox:

Old shoeboxes are great for dividing and organizing your drawers. Simply cut them in half and place them inside your drawers to create designated sections for certain items.

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Organize:

Now that you have your clothes folded and your dividers created, put your clothes back in your drawer vertically.

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Utilizing these tips will help give you an organized drawer that maximizes space and functionality—and makes your life less cluttered.

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