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  • whereismurder
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    I have the luxury of a walk-in closet to myself, so I dont use a dresser at all. I keep my socks and underwear in separate baskets, and everything else (T-shirts, sweaters, PJ's, etc.) is just folded and placed on the shelves.

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  • JohnR
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    The solution ended up being a few of the Ikea Pax Wardrobe units. I mixed in a few wire mesh slide-out baskets for socks and such, and then filled the rest with slide-out shelves, varying the distances in between. SO much better than dresser drawers!

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  • JohnR
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    Those organizers are exactly whey I think a system like Elfa drawers would be so much better. The deep drawers in a typical dresser are wasted space when all they get used for is a flat of socks. With a drawer system, I can specify the depth and as many as I need. I'm liking where this might go.

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  • gravityhammer
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    Originally posted by DocDave View Post
    I am terrible with this as far as socks are concerned. Try as I might, I can never get my socks organized. I fold them and put them nicely in the drawer. By the end of the week, the drawer is a mess. Some kind of sock organized would be super beneficial for me. Of course, I think if you searched the forums you'd find a post from me from several years ago where I was asking for suggestions/solutions. And I've still not done anything about it.
    I use these: https://www.amazon.com/Foraineam-Hon...1167372&sr=8-4 for my rolled-up socks and boxer briefs.

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  • DocDave
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    That is exactly what I need! Thanks.

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  • hockeysc23
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    Originally posted by DocDave View Post
    I am terrible with this as far as socks are concerned. Try as I might, I can never get my socks organized. I fold them and put them nicely in the drawer. By the end of the week, the drawer is a mess. Some kind of sock organized would be super beneficial for me. Of course, I think if you searched the forums you'd find a post from me from several years ago where I was asking for suggestions/solutions. And I've still not done anything about it.
    I have this within my drawers. The socks are rolled and sorted by color. I’m really ocd about my organization haha. I love it. Keeps everything within its areas and easy to keep up.

    https://www.containerstore.com/s/dra...ganizers&pos=9

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  • whereismurder
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    I am lucky enough to have a whole walk in closet to myself. I use the wire shelves and some woven baskets for my fold-able items. I am very seriously considering either buying or building a closet system like this: https://www.ikea.com/us/en/cat/algot-system-11468/

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  • DocDave
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    I am terrible with this as far as socks are concerned. Try as I might, I can never get my socks organized. I fold them and put them nicely in the drawer. By the end of the week, the drawer is a mess. Some kind of sock organized would be super beneficial for me. Of course, I think if you searched the forums you'd find a post from me from several years ago where I was asking for suggestions/solutions. And I've still not done anything about it.

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  • hockeysc23
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    Originally posted by JohnR View Post
    Ya. I guess what I like about Elfa drawer systems is the variety of drawer sizes when and where you want them. So I can arrange my drawers based on how I need and use them rather than force fitting into what's already given.
    I think their annual sale is in February time frame. Also if you know anyone that works there they can get you 50% off. It’s a great system.

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  • JohnR
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    Ya. I guess what I like about Elfa drawer systems is the variety of drawer sizes when and where you want them. So I can arrange my drawers based on how I need and use them rather than force fitting into what's already given.

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  • hockeysc23
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    Originally posted by aps2012 View Post
    That looks great, but I've always found that it requires the drawer be full, or things fall over.

    I'd second the boxes suggestion. Got some generic fabric home decor boxes and use that to keep underwear, socks, casual tees, undershirts. Only thing I really care about keeping folded is the t-shirts and I pull the box out as far as I need from a cupboard rather than drawers.
    When folding them in the Marie kondo method they become an upside down U and can stand up pretty well. Also she recommends boxes within drawers etc.

    The benefit is you don’t have the issues of stacking and can see all your clothes easily.

    As to the Elfa “closet” we have our master walk in done this way. But you run into the same issues as your have drawers or shelves. You still need to either stack or fold. It doesn’t “solve” the problem. It’s just a different approach. They are nice for hanging. But not cheap.

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  • JohnR
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    Some good ideas, so far! It's making me think that some Elfa-type system might make more sense than a traditional dresser. Rolling things, turning them on their side, pulling out boxes, etc... requires a bit more versatility and flexibility than a typical dresser would offer.

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  • aps2012
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    Originally posted by hockeysc23 View Post
    I do the method pictured here. Everything is organized by type and color.
    That looks great, but I've always found that it requires the drawer be full, or things fall over.

    I'd second the boxes suggestion. Got some generic fabric home decor boxes and use that to keep underwear, socks, casual tees, undershirts. Only thing I really care about keeping folded is the t-shirts and I pull the box out as far as I need from a cupboard rather than drawers.

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  • aps2012
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    Originally posted by hockeysc23 View Post
    I do the method pictured here. Everything is organized by type and color.
    That looks great, but I've always found that it requires the drawer be full, or things fall over.

    I'd second the boxes suggestion. Got some generic fabric home decor boxes and use that to keep underwear, socks, casual tees, undershirts. Only thing I really care about keeping folded is the t-shirts and I pull the box out as far as I need from a cupboard rather than drawers.

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  • hockeysc23
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    Originally posted by ElDub View Post
    Rolling instead of folding can help. You can get some storage solutions that are conducive to rolling.

    You can roll or fold clothes and place them perpendicular to the drawer so that the rounded folded edge faces out (allows you to see a whole stack instead of just the top item).

    I put the following in drawers: Socks, underwear, workout clothes, shorts, non jean/non work pants (e.g. hiking pants, etc).

    I don't care if these items get a little messy because they are for around the house, working out, or outdoor chores.

    Everything else goes on a hanger.

    I do the method pictured here. Everything is organized by type and color.

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