I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one with t-shirt overload issues. My husband is a bit of a slogan tee addict resulting in overflowing drawers that he can sometimes almost close. I’m a bit OCD so the fact that the drawer can’t close drives me bonkers, but we deal with it. Every so often I decide to re-organize everything in hopes that someday I might actually be able to close the drawers again.
Here’s the latest experiment I tried, and I have to say, it’s definitely the best technique I’ve discovered so far. I was able to fit all of my husband’s t-shirts in his drawers and actually fully close them. I didn’t have to do any damage control on my organizing for a few weeks or so which is quite astounding considering I usually have to re-structure everything every time I put away the laundry.
*Please note: I’m showing you my t-shirt drawer not my husbands. Don’t want you all to get overwhelmed here or anything…
By folding the shirts a particular way and stacking them upright instead of on top of one another you can not only fit more in the drawer, but also find the exact shirt you want without destroying your drawer organization.
1) Fold shirt in half lengthwise bringing the two sleeves together and making sure to keep the logo on the outside (so you can find the shirt you want!)
2) Fold the shirt in half width-wise bringing the bottom and top of the shirt together
3) Fold in half again width-wise and stack it in the drawer so the logo is showing
Ta-da! I fit 10 t-shirts in half of this fairly small drawer. Just think how many you could fit in a larger one!
If you try this let me know how well it works for you!