Day #6 ~ Getting Organized Challenge (Dresser Drawers)

January 7, 2011
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Day #6 – Dresser Drawers

Some of you may already have this tackled, but some may not.  So if you do, we would love to see your system for keeping clothing organized, clean, folded, and in place!  I am getting better… but still have days when I just want to throw whatever is in the clean pile, in any drawer.  

This challenge will be a refreshing one… The primary purpose is to purge what you no longer need, making space for the “new, trendy you”. Once the challenge is done, go to Target and pick yourself out a cute new outfit! You deserve it after all you have been through.

 You get to go through all of you clothes, weeding out the ones that you no longer wear, ones that don’t flatter you, if you bought them when you were in high school,  aka… “out of style pieces” or any that just doesn’t fit anymore.  Those will go in your donation box.  ONLY KEEP WHAT FITS YOU NOW!   I hope we can inspire each other to get our clothing neatly in order! 

My challenge for you

1. Take a “before” picture of the contents of your dresser, exactly as it is now.  (We don’t have to see the booty drawer, if you dont feel comfy about it!) If you dont have a dresser, find a set of “drawers” somewhere in the house.

2.  Now, empty it all onto your bed.  

3. Get your 3 boxes (keep, toss, donate) and start separating. Try them on if you have to.

4. Okay, now neatly fold all of the clothes and put them back in an organized fashion

5. While you are at it,  you can clear the clutter on the top of your dresser too… in the same fashion as the clothing sort.  Remove everything, give it a good cleaning, and toss what you don’t need on there.

5. Easy,peasy… Your done!  It was a simple challenge, but gives a great feeling of satisfaction that it was done!  Take your “after” picture and come back & share with us!    

Happy Organizing!

My Challenge Pictures

Before I started

Messy and mixed up!

Who knows what I have in there?

I have a large jewelry box so this is the “junk” drawer in my bedroom.

This is after I cleaned the dresser with Basic H.

I took all the clothes out of the drawers and put them on my bed and purged. Then I folded and lined them up on the dresser in categories.

My jeans are now folded neatly.

I LOVE my pjs from Target.

Nothing special about this drawer. I just try to keep them lined up in order of sock style.

Thats it!  I try to keep my dresser top empty of clutter since thats the first thing you see when you walk into my bedroom.

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Get busy ladies.  No excuses today!  We dont care how old your dresser is. πŸ˜‰

20 comments on “Day #6 ~ Getting Organized Challenge (Dresser Drawers)

  1. Heather says:

    hopefully my boys’ dresser will actually come tomorrow for me to do this challenge! we are expecting our 2nd in April (the other is 1 1/2) and a dresser is now obviously needed. I hope it shows up!! Then I can show the madness that lurks in their room!

  2. Megan says:

    I love your dresser. Our room is the last in our house to be done we need furniture but we always find better things to spend our money on. We have this small chest of drawers, which is why i use our hall closet for jeans and such. Your dresser looks great

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  4. Shannon says:

    Wow!! did your dresser even need organization … I just hope mine will look like how your started when I’m finished … hahaha … Thanks for the motivation … now to remember to take pictures … πŸ™‚

  5. AmieAnn says:

    To thank you for the organizational inspiration I am giving you the Trendy Blogger award! Come check it out @

  6. Great challenge! It got me thinking… I doubt I’ll be rewarding myself with a new outfit. I have no more room. ; ) This year for me may be about replacing things. You know the good old 1 in 1 out rule. I think we have the same necklace. Is that Chaps from Kohl’s?

  7. Toni says:

    Paige, it possibly could be, but mine was a 99 cent gift from goodwill (from my 12 yr old for my birthday). She knows me so well. Im too cheap to pay $ and we LOVE thrift stores! πŸ˜‰

  8. Toni says:

    Amieann, THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!!!

  9. withpatience says:

    Well, this is a “gottcha” project;-) Guess where all the stuff that came out of the linen closet went? Um, hmm, on top of my dresser. And guess where all the stuff that came out of the livingroom cabinets went–the ones that needed a new home in a dresser? Yep, they’re on the dresser too. So anyway, my room is gonna look great when this project is finished AND it needed to be done today too because we have company coming tonight–two birds with one stone–yea!!!!! Thanks for this week’s challenges, Toni, my house is looking much better and I’m not in panic mode about the company tonight;-)

  10. Toni says:

    Its definitely not an easy challenge. Thats why its called a CHALLENGE!! We shall see who’s up for it? lol.

  11. Sally says:

    Clothes that don’t fit me anymore. Hmmm…this is going to be one CLEAN dresser! πŸ™‚ I have a bit of a PJ bottom obsession myself.

  12. ~alicia says:

    I did this weeks ago, because I had stuff spewing out of my drawers! I will take pix and link up tonight.

    And, you’re right about the chemicals…I chucked all mine in the trash last night when I did my “under the sink” challenge. Having all those nice Shaklee bottles with cleaness is just awesome!


  13. Jenna says:

    Toni – I love your dresser, where did you get it from?

  14. Toni says:

    Jenna, Its a broyhill…attic heirloom peice.

  15. Jennifer says:

    I found over 20 pairs of shorts and a bathing suit while cleaning out my drawers… ohmygosh!!! Its the dead of winter in NC!

    Thanks again for this amazing challenge. it’s so motivating!

    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

  16. Amanda says:

    love your dresser!! thanks for a great challenge

  17. Roberta says:

    Well I did my dressers when I did my {21} Purge in November so I didn’t link up BUT if anyone wants some more inspiration you can see my post here that specifically works on my dresser drawers: and
    Hope this helps πŸ˜‰

  18. My husband is cleaning his drawers right now!! Thanks Toni

  19. Toni says:

    We must see LOTS of pictures of that moment. I feel happy!

  20. I tried,it was a BIG no on that one. However, they look fantastic.

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