Organizing Lingerie

Organizing Lingerie

Organizing Lingerie

As a Valentine’s Day special request, I am discussing how to organize lingerie.  This is a popular gift, but these small articles of clothing can easily be forgotten if not organized and stored properly.

Tips to Organizing Your Lingerie

Declutter First

Sort through all of your lingerie, bras and underwear and edit out items that no longer fit, are worn out or not your style anymore.

Sort Lingerie by Type

Sort clothing by category such as hosiery, underwear, sports bras, everyday wear, special occasion wear, sleepwear, slips, camisoles, etc.

Determine Storage for Each Category

Decide where you’d like to store these items for the easiest access based on the layout of your room.  You may want to store lingerie items in dresser drawers, in lingerie chests, in fabric bins on closet shelves, in under-bed boxes, or hanging in closets.

Buy the Right Organizing Products for Your Lingerie

Once you’ve determined where you’ll be storing each type of lingerie, buy the right storage products.  For example, you may want:

Basic drawer dividers

Honeycomb drawer dividers (great for panties or hosiery)

Lingerie hangers with clips

Small baskets or bins, just the right fit for your closet shelving

Other Lingerie Organizing Ideas

In drawers or bins, lie bras within each other, so you can see everything at a glance.

Organize by color to make it easier to find the exact color you’re looking for that day.

Keep matching sets together. Whether in the same drawer or box, or on the same hanger, keeping sets together will save you time searching through your collection.

Use lingerie bags for washing, this helps care for the lingerie, and it saves you time when putting away clothing.

By | 2018-02-05T17:03:41+00:00 February 14th, 2018|bras, Closet, Clothing, lingerie, organizing, underwear|1 Comment

About the Author:

Nancy Haworth is a Professional Organizer and Owner of On Task Organizing, LLC located in Raleigh, North Carolina. She assists residential clients throughout the area in organizing homes, decluttering, moving, and managing time. She has been a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers since 2011.

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  1. Janet Barclay February 26, 2018 at 6:29 am - Reply

    I find this to be a tricky area! Most of the time we want to keep things we use all the time readily accessible, and those we only need on special occasions tucked away, but lingerie is so small that it would be easy to forget that we own the specialty items, so they end up in the dresser drawer along with everything else.

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