Organizing Your Dresser

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated July 20, 2015)

Most people think that it's pretty easy to clean their room. After all, you simply need to look around and straighten things up, put anything that seems out of place away, and do a little laundry. What could be simpler than that; we have been doing that since we were little kids. However, there tends to be one place that we tend to overlook in our bedroom cleaning endeavors, and that place is the bedroom dresser.

Organizing your dresser is one of the best ways to help reduce the clutter in your bedroom. There are some simple guidelines that anyone can use to organize their dresser and help keep their room clean. Follow these simple guidelines, and you are going to have a perfectly clean—and organized—clothes dresser.

  • Clean. Cleaning is usually the first step to any type of organizational task. However, this is not going to be your normal everyday cleaning or straightening up. You need to remove everything from the top of your dresser as well as from inside the drawer. Once you have removed everything, you need to go ahead and do a thorough deep cleaning of the dresser. This entails using a dust rag and furniture polish for the easier part of the cleaning, and a wash cloth and gentle soap or detergent for the really dirty parts. Allow the dresser to dry while you are doing the next steps.
  • Separate. While the dresser is drying, go ahead and separate everything that was on the top of the dresser and the inside of the dresser. For the inside of the dresser, separate your socks from your underwear, and your shirts from your pants. When you are looking at the stuff that was on the dresser, try to recognize the things that are going to be a recurring problem. If you like to save pocket change get a decorative jar or bowl to keep it in, another example would be if you keep track of your receipts for the day, you might want to get a little letter box to hold them.
  • Organize. Try to keep everything separated into individual drawers according to the type of clothing that it is. When arranging the top of your dresser, make sure that you keep it from getting too cluttered. You can do this by limiting the number of items that you are going to place on top.
  • Implement. Once you have cleaned and organized your dresser, make sure that you keep up with the system you developed. It is going to do absolutely no good to go through all the motions of actually cleaning and organizing your dresser if you don't keep it up. When you don't keep the system up, it only means that you are going to be back here doing this all again in a few weeks to months.

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Lee Wyatt

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