I do a lot of my organizing sitting in front of the TV with my family. Not that we watch a lot of TV. Really. But it’s an easy way to tackle a chore that needs to be done and still spend time with the family. I call it “couch potato organizing.”
Does that sound easy or lazy? Maybe it’s both. Hmm, will have to think on that one. It’s a great way to not feel guilty.
- You’re spending time with the family
- Or you’re making your relaxing time relaxing AND productive.
- You’re ticking chores off your “To Do” list. Multi-tasking, yea!
Ok, let’s start. Run and grab your t-shirt drawer, or bin or pile. If you’re the ultimate multi-tasker, have each family member bring their t-shirt drawer, too. Sit down in front of the TV and turn on your favorite show. I prefer to sit on the floor so I can pile things all around, but you can easily work at a table, if you’d prefer. Depending on your home and your “clean freak” level, you’ll want to lay a sheet or blanket down before you start working.
Take your drawer and dump everything out. It’s okay to dump it, because we’ll be refolding everything before we put it back.
You’ll be amazed at how many more shirts you can fit into your drawer this way. Put all like color shirts together. I put my shirts in Roy G. Biv order, but in this drawer above, my daughter preferred hers in alphabetical order. Whatever works best for you, just put all like colors together.
By placing like colors together you’ll be able to tell immediately every time you look in the drawer if you have too few or too many of a certain color. That will help you next time you’re at the store and find a good deal on a shirt, you’ll be able to remember if you need more of that color or have enough already. It will also help you when you’re getting dressed. No more digging through the drawer to find a shirt. You’ll be able to see it immediately.
On the next commercial, return the t-shirt drawer (or pile) to your dresser or closet. This should have taken you about 30 minutes, 60 if you have a whole lot of shirts. Now that you’ve put these all away, grab a drink and finish enjoying your show.