It’s amazing what a difference it makes when you store folded clothes vertically instead of horizontally in your drawers!
When clothes are piled in our drawers like layers of sedimentary rock, it’s easy to repeatedly wear only the clothes that end up on the top of each stack after every laundry day. This makes the poor garments at the bottom of our drawers feel lonely and useless.
I made a sliding system to keep my shirts organized and easy to find in the drawer. It’s a simple solution, but I find it SO useful. I was motivated to make this storage aid after reading Marie Kondo’s book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing.
Here’s the idea I started with:
As the drawings show, I used both thin and thick pieces of plywood to create the base and walls of the dresser-drawer organizer.
I used a spacer piece of wood to keep the two sides of the slider slot perfectly parallel so that the moving wall wouldn’t bind when sliding it.
I cut the pieces, glued them, and then tacked them together.
I decided partway through the project that I really didn’t need to add the stationary vertical piece at the end of the organizer because the dresser drawer holds the shirts in place on the drawer-wall side. So that perpendicular wall wasn’t necessary.
All I needed to make was the sliding panel, which I could move as the week wore on so I could keep my shirts tidily in place.
I measured and cut the sliding panel.
Made sure the wall piece fit in the slot.
I sanded and waxed the floor and wall of the project so the wall would slide smoothly.
I was very pleased at how this storage system worked. It made one area of my life a little bit neater. And neater is good!
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