Can one ever be done organizing their home? Or is it one of those long-haul journeys that never ends? If I had to guess, I’m not the only one who has been reexamining their surroundings over the past few months and wondering the same thing.
Over the past year, I’ve shared how I’ve used OXO organization products in a few different rooms in my home (here, here, and here). All those rooms aside, my relationship with organization started in the bedroom.
Remember the Marie Kondo craze of late 2018/early 2019 (in the B.C.—before COVID era) when quite a few of us were thanking our socks for their service and folding items into teeny-tiny squares? I relished the act of purging, folding, and organizing. There was a soothing, meditative feeling that went along with a day-long Kondo binge that was very satisfying.
This organizing high would last until roughly laundry day. Throughout the week, items would slowly shift and tumble as I removed clothing for daily use. By the time laundry day arrived (my most hated day, btw), my perfectly organized garments had once again become a heap of clothing in a drawer. Part of the issue was that my dresser is relatively large, so things got tossed around no matter how tight the fold. The other part was that I had no desire to refold everything perfectly week after week to maintain the system. So, it went by the wayside.
As I was unpacking a random box from our basement earlier this year, I came across drawer organizers I had purchased when diving headfirst into Kondo-ing my home. True to form, the box had never been opened or used. Another habit of mine that I was going to break this time around was this: Start slow with new habits. Don’t fall back on old habits. Waste not, want not, right? Since I didn’t have to buy anything new, I gave the organizing another go.
I started slowly and spent a quiet evening organizing my underwear drawer using OXO Good Grips Expandable Dresser Drawer Dividers. OXO was generous enough to send me more drawer organizers to manage all the drawers.
The OXO Good Grips Expandable Dresser Drawer Dividers do not move. They are also 4″ tall, which means that my tight Kondo folds keep their shape and don’t sag or fall apart when the drawers close. They are adjustable to fit the drawers’ length and, more importantly, I can create and adjust the dividers individually based on my needs! SUPER AMAZING. I’m no longer trying to cram a bra into a tiny compartment.
These organizers are the definition of set it and forget it. Everything has its place now, and the act of putting my clothes away after washing them is so much easier than it once was.
FWIW, I still really hate doing laundry, but knowing that my clothes are neatly folded and will stay that way from one laundry day to the next makes the entire process a little more bearable.
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BY Kate Arends - January 26, 2021
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