The average American owns at least 3,000 t-shirts, according to various highly unscientific estimates. But even if you have “only” 30 t-shirts, it can feel overwhelming if they’re crammed into overstuffed drawers, piled on chaotically stacked shelves or squeezed into crowded closets.
Whether you fold, roll or hang your t-shirts, if you’ve collected more than you have room for you’re never going to have enough storage space for them. So before you invest in any new t-shirt storage solutions, I recommend weeding your collection to make sure it includes only the ones you love and/or wear most. Once you’re ready to organize the keepers, consider these effective organizing options:
- Fold n Stax Dividers provide a simple way to keep folded t-shirts neat on a shelf or in a drawer: they allow you to remove a single shirt without messing up the rest of the stack. The dividers are made of clear plastic and feature rubber friction pads that grab a garment as you pull it from a stack. In a drawer they can also be used vertically to help keep “filed” t-shirts in order.
- Shelf dividers are like bookends for clothes and work especially well in conjunction with the Fold n Stax Dividers.
- Dresser Drawer Organizers are ideal for keeping either rolled or flat-folded t-shirts tidy in drawers. They make it easy to lift out a stack or group of shirts together, take out the one you want to wear and then replace the rest in the drawer without leaving a mess.
- If you prefer to hang your t-shirts, the best t-shirt hangers are Soft Grip Flocked Hangers. They feature a slotted collar area specifically designed to prevent shirt collars from being stretched out of shape as you remove the shirt from the hanger, and rounded edges that won’t leave hanger dents in the shoulders. They also are slimmer than standard hangers to take up less closet space.
What if you didn’t have to hunt in your purse every time you needed to find your wallet, phone, keys, coupons, lipstick or whatever else you have to regularly rummage around for? Think about it. An organized purse can make your life easier every day.
Here are three purse organizing tips that will help you keep your handbag, shoulder bag or tote clutter free:
- Use small clear zippered mesh pouches in various sizes for storing items such as cosmetics, medications, pen and Post-it notes or notepad, and any other supplies you need to access frequently. Designed so you can view the contents, they’re more durable than Ziploc baggies and easier to keep upright in a crowded purse.
- Clear plastic envelopes with Velcro or snap closures work well for keeping coupons, receipts, shopping lists and other small papers from getting lost in the depths of deep purses. These organizers come in several colors, so use a different color for each group of items–it will make them easier to identify quickly.
- Purse organizer inserts, such as the Purseket, offer a relatively compact solution by providing multiple pockets in a single unit that can be transferred easily when you want to use a different purse. Another easy-to-use option is the Pouchee purse organizer.